In first State of City address, mayor focuses on Lynnwood’s finances, growth, inclusivity

Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell delivered her first State of the City Address Tuesday morning, talking about the city’s finances, construction updates and the Lynnwood’s post-COVID recovery. Despite the pandemic taking a toll on everyone in Lynnwood, Frizzell said during her remote address delivered via video that there were some silver linings that came from the…

Par 4 Kids golf tournament July 22 to support Lynnwood Recreation Benefit Fund

The Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce and the Lynnwood Parks Foundation are partnering to present the Par 4 Kids Golf Tournament Friday, July 22 to benefit the City of Lynnwood Recreation Benefit Fund. The City of Lynnwood Recreation Benefit Fund is a financial assistance program funded by the city, local businesses and other organizations. The fund…

Reminder: Lynnwood mayor to deliver state of city address June 28

All are invited to attend Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell’s virtual 2022 State of the City Address at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 28. Visit www.LynnwoodWA.gov/SOC to watch the presentation online and learn what’s going on in Lynnwood. A recording of the address will be available online after the event.  

City Parks Love Project hosting community listening session at South Lynnwood Park June 28

Community members from across Lynnwood are invited to a walking tour and brainstorming session from 6-7:30 p.m. June 28 at South Lynnwood Park. The goal is to hear from residents what kinds of improvements would make Lynnwood’s parks more welcoming, inclusive, environmentally resilient and support better health. South Lynnwood Park is located at 20915 61st…

Council to hold all-day joint council and administration summit Saturday, June 25

The Lynnwood City Council will host a joint council and administration summit on Saturday, June 25, with the goal of fostering better understanding among the participants. Typically, the council and department directors meet annually. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a joint summit has not been held since 2019. At the May 3 council meeting,…

Council discusses Town Square Park funding, Community Recovery Center updates

The Lynnwood City Council at its Tuesday, June 21, business meeting discussed how the city will finance the Town Square Park acquisition, among other agenda items. Councilmembers heard from Deputy Parks Director Sarah Olson at the June 13 meeting regarding how the city will purchase the $8 million plot of land and requested more information…

South Lynnwood Neighborhood Park grand reopening on June 22

The City of Lynnwood, Trust for Public Land and Kaiser Permanente will celebrate the reopening of South Lynnwood Park with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 22, at 10 a.m. The newly-renovated park will serve over 2,000 residents who live within a 10-minute walk. Utilizing input from the community, the park will now include new…

Volunteers pitch in for day of Lynnwood beautification

Over 70 local volunteers partnered with the City of Lynnwood’s police, parks and public works departments and local businesses June 11 to improve and clean up public areas.  Local churches, clubs and individuals banded together with city workers to clear brush, pick up litter and remove or paint over graffiti, all in an effort to…

During chamber lunch, mayor thanks businesses for locating in Lynnwood

Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell joined the Lynnwood Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday to encourage the city’s business owners and to answer any questions they had. Frizzell thanked everyone attending the event for choosing to plant their business roots in Lynnwood, saying each of them contributed to the city’s success. “As much as we are members of…

Lynnwood to resume utility late fees, shut offs and liens starting July 1

On July 1, the City of Lynnwood will resume regular collection practices when utility charges are not paid, including penalty late fees, discontinuing water service and property liens. During the COVID-19 pandemic, per Gov. Inslee’s orders, there was a moratorium on shutting off utilities due to lack of payment. The moratorium has since expired and…

Scene in Lynnwood: Councilmembers seek student ideas for pilot youth council

Lynnwood City Councilmembers Shannon Sessions, Josh Binda and Julieta Altamirano-Crosby visited with students at Lynnwood High, Meadowdale High and College Place Middle Schools Wednesday to get ideas on a pilot Youth Council, which is anticipated for this fall. Students interested in participating should contact the Council’s Executive Assistant Lisa Harrison for more details at lharrison@LynnwoodWA.gov.

City Council recognizes Juneteenth, approves new ARPA accountant position

The Lynnwood City Council began its June 13 business meeting proclamation recognizing Sunday, June 19, as Juneteenth in the City of Lynnwood. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S., first celebrated in 1865 and officially recognized as a federal and state holiday in 2022. “[The holiday] is a time to reflect on…

First of three Lynnwood History and Heritage Days June 11

The City of Lynnwood is presenting the first of its three summertime History and Heritage Days on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Heritage Park. Free public tours of Interurban Car No. 55 from the historic Seattle-Everett interurban trolley line will be available during the event. In addition, all of the park’s historic buildings including the…

City council ponders new ARPA funding proposals, receives equity survey results

The Lynnwood City Council at its June 6 business meeting considered two new proposals from Volunteers of America Western Washington that could be funded through the city’s allotted $10.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW) Senior Director Galina Volchkova asked the council to allocate $500,000 in city…

Reminder: Volunteers needed for Lynnwood Spring Clean June 11

  The City of Lynnwood is looking for volunteers for the city’s annual Spring Clean on Saturday, June 11. Starting at 8:30 a.m. and going until noon, volunteers will help revitalize and transform the green space on the east side of H-mart on 184th Street Southwest. Projects will include weeding, rebarking, trash cleanup, painting out…

Mayor Frizzell to speak at Lynnwood Chamber meeting June 15

Lynnwood Mayor Mayor Christine Frizzell will be speaking on business support and engagement at the Wednesday, June 15 luncheon meeting of the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. You can learn more and…

Help keep Lynnwood’s water clean: Adopt a catch basin

Lynnwood’s Public Works department is looking for volunteers to adopt their very own catch basins to help keep the city’s community waters clean. With almost 5,000 catch basins — commonly in the form of storm drains — that collect surface water, such as rain and runoff, the department is hoping for community help in maintaining…

City offering free e-waste and Styrofoam collection June 10

Lynnwood residents who have electronic waste or Styrofoam they need to dispose of can bring it to a collection and recycling event Friday, June 10 from 4-6 p.m. at the City of Lynnwood’s Operations and Maintenance Center located at 20525 60th Ave. W. Styrofoam collected at the event must have all tape and stickers removed. Most…

Lynnwood Public Facilities District to meet June 7

The Lynnwood Public Facilities District, which oversees operation of the Lynnwood Convention Center, will hold its June board meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 7. The agenda includes: – Board of directors roles and responsibilities with Code of Ethics, Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policy – Branding and website – Art at the Convention…

Scene in Lynnwood: Celebrating Kinect @ Lynnwood apartments

City officials gathered June 1 to celebrate the grand opening of Kinect @ Lynnwood apartments, located at 4200 Alderwood Mall Blvd. The 239-unit residential building — with studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments — has seven floors and includes a secure parking garage with 286 stalls. With 20% of its housing units (approximately 48) to be…

City council discusses possible utility rate hike, citywide pavement study

City of Lynnwood residents could see their utility rates increase by roughly 13% under a proposal presented to the Lynnwood City Council Tuesday night. Every three years, the public works department hires a consultant to review the city’s utility rates. This year’s study, which covers 2023-28, is critical, as it is the first one to…