City of Lynnwood launches new website

The City of Lynnwood announced Tuesday it has officially launched a new city website. According to a city announcement, the website is mobile-friendly, easy to navigate and makes accessibility a priority. “The goal of our new website is to create a shift in how community members interact with our city services,” said Mayor Nicola Smith….

Record volunteer turnout for Lynnwood’s MLK Day of Service

Wet weather did not keep volunteers inside as a record number of community members gathered Monday morning for the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Lynnwood. More than 100 volunteers — most of them students — gathered at the Lynnwood Civic Campus to clean up the Mesika Trail, located behind the…

Lynnwood City Council to hold work session, special business meeting Jan. 21

In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, the Lynnwood City Council meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, Jan. 21. During the meeting, the council will interview three applicants for the city’s salary commission, two planning commission applicants and an ethics commission applicant. The council will also discuss a draft planning…

Lynnwood City Council elects Frizzell council president, Sessions vice president

The Lynnwood City Council voted unanimously at its Jan. 13 business meeting to elect Councilmember Christine Frizzell as the 2020 council president The vote was 6-0, with Councilmember Julieta Altamirano-Crosby absent — to elect Frizzell as the council president.  During the council’s Jan. 6 work session, Frizzell said that if elected she would she would…

Tuesday snow update: Trash service info, school calendar changes, plow routes

Lynnwood continues to be affected by snow and ice, with more delays and cancellations across the city Tuesday. Lynnwood City Hall was operating regular business hours Tuesday. The Lynnwood Recreation Center and the Senior Center were open Tuesday, with the following schedule adjustments: Swim lessons starting before 3 p.m. are cancelled. All Senior Center programs…

City of Lynnwood public works crews prepare for winter weather

In preparation for the snow that blanketed South Snohomish County Monday, the City of Lynnwood’s Public Works crews were out all night laying deicer and sand, plowing as needed. Community members are advised that the city has an updated map of high priority snow plow routes. The outline below is a listing of the city…

Lynnwood City Hall offices open, some Rec Center closures due to snow

City of Lynnwood residents woke up Monday to snow and ice covering much of the city. Lynnwood City Hall was operating with regular business hours Monday. The Lynnwood Recreation Center and the Senior Center were open Monday, with the following schedule adjustments: All recreation programs scheduled in an Edmonds School District facility canceled. Swim lessons…

Lynnwood City Council to elect new council, liaison positions at Jan. 13 meeting

The Lynnwood City Council at its Jan. 13 business meeting is scheduled toelect its new council president and vice president for the 2020 year. At its Jan. 6 work session, two councilmembers — George Hurst and Christine Frizzell — said they would be seeking the vacant president position on the council. Frizzell currently serves as…

Lynnwood boards and commissions accepting new member applications

Have you considered becoming a volunteer? The City of Lynnwood has several boards and commissions that serve as advisory bodies to the city, the mayor and the Lynnwood City Council. No experience is necessary, just a strong desire to make a difference in the community. All board and commission meetings are open to the public,…

City Council says goodbye to departing councilmembers, discusses housing task group

Before breaking for its winter recess, the Lynnwood City Council said farewell at its Dec. 9 meeting to two departing councilmembers — Council President Ben Goodwin and Councilmember Shirley Sutton — and welcomed those who were recently elected to fill the vacant seats. Sutton, who was absent from the meeting, was elected to Position 4…

Lynnwood City Council approves Northline Village development agreement

After months of discussion, the Lynnwood City Council voted at its Monday, Dec. 9 business meeting to approve plans for the proposed Northline Village mixed-use development. The council vote was 5-1  — with Councilmembers George Hurst voting against and Shirley Sutton absent — to adopt an ordinance approving a development agreement between the city and…

City Council Monday to hold Northline Village development agreement public hearing

The Lynnwood City Council will hold a public hearing at its Dec. 9 business meeting for the ordinance regarding the Northline Village development agreement. The council is holding the public hearing for residents to provide feedback or comments on the proposed redevelopment plan for Lynnwood Square. According to draft plans for the project, the city…

City of Lynnwood, Recreation Center closures for Thanksgiving holiday

All City of Lynnwood City Hall offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. City Hall will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, and resume regular business hours. The Lynnwood Recreation Center will also be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and the building will reopen…

Lynnwood Council engages legislators, officials in discussion of city projects

Representatives from local, county, state and federal agencies joined Lynnwood officials Monday night to discuss the city’s legislative priorities and hear updates major city projects. At its Nov. 18 work session, the Lynnwood City Council held its annual Legislative Engagement Discussion, where the council and Mayor Nicola Smith provided an overview of the work the…

City Council to discuss Lynnwood legislative priorities at Nov. 18 work session

The Lynnwood City Council will host the city’s annual Legislative Engagement discussion at the council’s Nov. 18 work session, with representatives from local, county, state and federal agency officials to discuss the city’s legislative priorities and major projects. During the meeting, city staff will give a presentation providing an overview of the city’s current development…

Lynnwood honors excellence with annual employee, citizen and business awards

At its Nov. 12 business meeting, the Lynnwood City Council and Mayor Nicola Smith presented Excellence Awards to the 2019 recipients. The Honoring Excellence…and a great deal more awards were created as a way for the City to recognize a City Employee, a Citizen and a Business that demonstrates excellence, actively contributes to the community, and…

Election 2019: On day 2, no change in city council, school board races

There was little change in the Lynnwood City Council and Edmonds School Board races after the second day of voting results were released by the Snohomish County Elections Office Wednesday, Nov. 7. Former Lynnwood City Councilmember Jim Smith still leads the race for the council’s vacant Position 4 seat. As of Wednesday Smith had 61.50%…

Election 2019: Crosby, Hurst, Sessions, Smith leading in Lynnwood City Council races

Preliminary election results are in for the four Lynnwood City Council positions appearing on Tuesday’s general election ballot. Former City Councilmember Jim Smith was leading another ex-councilmember, Van AuBuchon, for the open Position 4 seat, according results from the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office released at 8 p.m. You can see all county election results at…

Applicants sought for City of Lynnwood boards and commissions

The City of Lynnwood has openings on several boards and commissions that serve as advisory bodies to the city, the mayor and the city council. No experience is necessary — you just need a strong desire to make a difference in your community. Interested individuals will need to complete an application form and attend an…