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Snohomish City Of Lynnwood Mayor

The mayor shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the city, in charge of all departments and employees, with authority to designate assistants and department heads. He or she shall see that all laws and ordinances are faithfully enforced and that law and order is maintained in the city, and shall have general supervision of the administration of city government and all city interests. The mayor essentially serves as both the leader in name of the city, and the day-to-day active city manager.
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Phone (425) 582-1925
Town where you live Lynnwood, WA
Experience (300 characters max) As Mayor of Lynnwood, I leveraged my leadership skills and experience to Refresh and Reset our City. In 3 1/2 years, I have restored balance to Lynnwood’s budget and its government. I have built infrastructure that is economically efficient serving the needs of our growing community. Safety is #1.
I want to continue to serve as the Mayor of Lynnwood for 2018-2021.  Being the City of Lynnwood Mayor since 2014 has been one of my greatest honors and a joy. 

I am very proud that I have provided our city with a refreshing style of leadership, fiscal stewardship, and restoration of Lynnwood’s role as a regional leader. Refresh and Reset - if you will.  I want the opportunity to continue building on my accomplishments since 2014.
1. 3 wicked community issues - homelessness, opiods, mental health 2. Light Rail. The anticipation of the Light Rail and what that means for their neighborhoods. 3. Safety. We want to manage the growth and not let the growth manage us. Planning takes into account the city’s density. Our position: have governance in place to make sure growth is healthy, positive, appropriate, and there is a connection to community that creates safe community.
Community safety is our number one priority.
Every quarter at our Senior Center I host “Root beer Floats with the Mayor.” This gives me the opportunity to share information with our seniors and hear their issues and concerns. The program has given me an opportunity to build relationships with our elders and offer solutions to their problems. Affordable housing for seniors is growing by leaps and bounds. Just this year we have almost a 1,000 units built for them. I encouraged Snohomish Senior Services, now Homage, to relocate into Lynnwood and am very excited that Meals on Wheels, DART and all other services will soon be provided in our city. Our city Senior Center has robust programs for all seniors, Bingo to zip lining and overnight hiking trips. Through the coordination of the city Healthy Communities program there are ways to stay active, have access to healthy food and socialize. I also support our veterans and their families. We have a one stop center for Veterans to get services, benefits and comradery. Opened a Museum!
I will quote our city Chief of Police. “The Lynnwood Police Department will continue to operate within the applicable laws, the Oregon Federal Court ruling and our current policies and procedures to insure we hold all offenders accountable who wish to do harm to any members of our community and at the same time continue our commitment to being a safe and welcoming community. These two objectives are not mutually exclusive and most certainly can be mutually achieved. "
There are a wide range of projects completed or underway intended to significantly upgrade the city's transportation network, add new public spaces and parks, build housing, improve cultural attractions, create a pedestrian-friendly environment, and enhance livability in Lynnwood's City Center. In the long run, people who live and work in Lynnwood will save time and money, and future generations will have a way to quickly get around the region to take care of work and school and fun.
The problem is so massive and complicated. Programs that help people before they’re thrown in jail are under-funded. We have to change the justice system. Jail is not the answer for an addict. We have to fund human services. The State Mental Health hospitals are not meeting the needs. Emergency rooms are bursting at the seams. In the Lynnwood Public Schools, there are 640 students from homeless families. We are ALL going to have to work together to find solutions.

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