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!