Mayor Smith’s community moments: See you at the Fair on 44th!

The Fair on 44th – Lynnwood’s Health & Safety Community Block Party is back by popular demand, and I sincerely hope that you’ll join us! On Saturday, Sept. 9, we’ll be closing 44th Avenue West from the Fire Station to the Police Station and filling the road with lots of vehicles to explore, demonstrations to enjoy, and…

Mayor Smith’s community moments: City finances in good shape

I am pleased to announce that the 2017-2018 adopted budget is now available on our City’s website. For the first time in many years, our Finance Department has created a “Budget Book” which compiles all the City’s funds and budget information in a format that is accessible to the public. The City has also submitted…

Mayor Smith’s community moments: A different approach to public safety

Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Lynnwood has gone through a metamorphosis, spanning several decades. What used to be a sleepy little suburb of Seattle is now a city bustling with commerce, culture and activity. While most of these changes have…

Mayor Smith’s community moments: Coming together after disaster

Lynnwood Today introduces a new column by Mayor Nicola Smith. On the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 25, a devastating fire occurred in the Scriber Lake area of Lynnwood. The fire started at the construction site of the Reserve at Scriber Lake, a 296-unit senior living complex slated to open later this year. Unfortunately, by the…