Councilman George Hurst

During this holiday season I would like to share with you a message of hope.  In 2020 we have experienced a pandemic, which triggered an economic crisis, and on top of that we are again faced with examining how can we achieve racial equality in our city and in our country.  So how can there be a message of hope during these trying times? 

First, my faith assures me that there is always hope because of God’s love for us.  Second, I know in our nation’s history we have had times when we have been even more divided, and we have also faced greater crisis; and still, In the end, we as a people, have overcome those challenges.  I am confident there are better times ahead. 

Please consider reaching out and sharing this hope to those around you who feel isolated and afraid.  2020 may not be remembered as the most festive holiday season but we can make sure it is a season of hope for our neighbors.   


Julieta Altamirano-Crosby
Councilwoman Julieta Altamirano-Crosby

This has been a vastly difficult year for all of us, but this Christmas season, let’s make a point to appreciate what is truly important in our lives. It is time to show love, and empathy to those that we care about and cherish. I hope the magic of Christmas fills every corner of your hearts. I wish you love and light in this challenging season.


Jim Smith
Councilman Jim Smith

Merry Christmas! I say this from my heart with love from me to all of you.   

When someone wishes you Merry Christmas, smile because this is one of the greatest blessings, with the best of intentions, which someone can wish upon another. 

Whether you believe in Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, a follower of Islam or nothing at all, please accept this in the sincere spirit it is intended.  Merry Christmas and have a greater 2021! 


Shannon Sessions
Councilwoman Shannon Sessions

The Sessions Family hopes you find some extra peace and love this Holiday season while we all create new, safe ways to celebrate during this unprecedented time. For those of you who observe the Christmas season, we pray you will be filled with the joy in knowing the great love of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Matthew 1:21.

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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