Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith | Shared by Lynnwood Times

As this year quickly comes to an end, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2019. Lynnwood has been buzzing with progress all year long. Several projects are improving our infrastructure – roads, trails, parks, and other amenities for our community members. We had the official ground-breaking of the Lynnwood Link light rail. After many years of planning, our City Center is taking shape, and construction has begun that will transform the Alderwood Mall area. Lynnwood is growing.

Growth and change are exciting, but also present challenges. The City Council, city staff and I work hard to help ease the challenge of change by being open and responsive to our community. We are making our best efforts to communicate and keep folks up-to-date with what’s happening. In early 2020 we’ll be launching our new and improved website. We’ve made improvements to our Development and Business Services, putting an emphasis on customer service and simplifying our processes. City Council and Staff have been working on ways to respond to the housing affordability crisis facing many in our region. Our city is transforming, and we are making our best efforts to remain resilient and help shape a future that is both exciting and beneficial to all members of our community.

2020 is an auspicious number and my wish for the new year is that our City Council, City Employees, and our Community members remain engaged and resilient. There are many good things to come in the new year. Wishing you all peace and joy during this holiday season!

Mario Lotmore

Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s free community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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