Mayor-Elect Franklin Announces Transition Advisory Team

Mayor-Elect Franklin announces transition advisory team

Cassie Franklin

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Community representatives to help shape new administration’s short- and long-term priorities

EVERETT – Everett Mayor-Elect Cassie Franklin has announced her transition advisory team. The group of community representatives will provide input on community needs and opportunities as her administration establishes goals for the next several years.

“This is a significant transition for our entire community, not just City Hall,” said Franklin. “We have an opportunity to take stock of where we are and what my administration needs to accomplish right away, as well as in the long-term. I am honored to have such a diverse and committed group of community leaders who are willing to provide their expertise and guidance for this important effort.”

The transition advisory team includes more than 50 business and nonprofit leaders, residents, community organizers, and students. The group is expected to meet as a full team in early December, and in small groups throughout the month, with a final meeting and recommendations coming in mid-January. A facilitator will help guide the effort and develop the final report.

“Everett has achieved some major milestones in the last few years, and we should be proud of what we’ve accomplished,” said Franklin. “At the same time, we know that there are other challenges we need to tackle to ensure that all of our residents, workers, and visitors feel safe, supported, and excited about what’s ahead for our city.”

The group will focus on public safety, economic development and civic engagement, and will identify and prioritize key goals within each category.

Franklin is also working with Mayor Ray Stephanson and his staff as she prepares to take office in January. She expects to announce key leadership roles within her administration in mid-December.

The full list of transition advisory team members

Mark Smith, Housing Consortium of Everett and Snohomish County
Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive
Eric Sprink, Coastal Community Bank
Jonathan Stanley, Community Representative
Joyce Stewart, Everett Public Schools
Decarla Stinn, Small business owner
Barbara Tolbert, Mayor of Arlington
Ty Trenary, Snohomish County Sheriff
Fidencio Denis Velasco, Carpenters Local Union 70
Linda War Bonnet, Community Representative
Allison Warren Barbour, United Way of Snohomish County
Sam Willie, Youth Representative
Brenda White, Snohomish County PUD
Kim Williams, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
Monti Ackerman, Fluke Corp.
Niko Battle, Youth Representative
Ruth Bermudez, Community Representative
David Beyer, Everett Community College
Mary Jane BrellVujovic, Snohomish County Human Services
Alyson Brynelson, Mukilteo School District
Robert Burton, Community Representative
Gary Cohn, Everett Public Schools
Anita Dietrich, Community Representative
Mary Anne Dillon, YWCA
Bob Dobler, Gamut 360 Holdings
Jan Gaffney, Community Representative
Jorge Galindo, Community Representative
Rosivel Gonzalez, Community Representative
Faith Graf, Youth Representative
Janice Greene, Snohomish County NAACP
Nick Harper, Master Builders Association
Louis Harris, Snohomish County NAACP
Tom Hoban, Coast Real Estate
Carol Jensen, Faith leader
Christi King, Boeing
Chris Knapp, Community Representative
Tom Lane, Dwayne Lane Autos
Marci Larsen, Mukilteo School District
Ashley Lommers-Johnson, Everett Housing Authority
Jim Lico, Fortive
Brian Mariotti, Funko
Stacy Martin, Laborers’ Union Local 292
Bill McSherry, Boeing/Aerospace
Maddy Metzger-Utt, Community Foundation of Snohomish County
Erin Monroe, Workforce Snohomish
Vickie Norris, Attorney
Maria Pena, Everett Community College
Ed Petersen, Housing Hope/
HopeWorks/ Everett Station District Alliance
Kevin Phan, Youth Representative
Patrick Pierce, Economic Alliance Snohomish County
Paul Pitre, Washington State University-Everett
Wes Pringle, Fluke Corp.
Les Reardanz, Port of Everett
Erik Richerson, Small business owner
Buzz Rodland, Rodland Toyota
Mary Sievers, Community Representative
Andy Skotdal, Skotdal Real Estate

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