Mayor / Everett, WA
Cassie Franklin took office on Jan. 1, 2018, becoming the first woman to be elected mayor of Everett. As mayor, Franklin is focusing on economic development, public safety and civic engagement. She uses her extensive leadership experience to ensure the City’s ongoing financial wellbeing, as well as the success of all of Everett’s businesses. Franklin is committed to open, transparent government, and to ensuring that the City’s workforce and boards and commissions are reflective of our diverse community.
Recently Mayor Franklin launched a Youth Advisory Board made up of residents age 16-21 to represent the community’s diverse youth in legislation, policies, and City practices. The Board provides resources to the youth population in Everett and important feedback to the Mayor. The goal of this board is to ensure the inclusion and representation of our future leaders in the Everett community.
Cassie Franklin’s Ideas
Problem We have been addressing chronic homelessness for many years and have many outreach programs and interventions in place, but the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated conditions and forced more individuals onto the street. Many of the people living outside are struggling with some combination of addiction, mental and behavioral health […]