Dear Lynnwood Community Members,

The holiday season is upon us, typically the most joyful season of all. However our community, our nation and are world are still struggling to combat this global pandemic. It can be easy to let our guard down, but we can’t give up yet. Right now COVID-19 cases are rapidly rising in Snohomish County, across Washington State and the United States, and right here in Lynnwood. Not only are cases on the rise, but so are hospitalizations which is placing a great stress on our healthcare system.

Although these are difficult times, our City Leadership urges you to remain diligent. Please continue to wear face masks, keep up appropriate social distancing, limit your social gatherings, avoid large crowds, and if you are sick please stay home and contact your primary care physician or the Snohomish Health District to schedule a time to get tested for COVID.

Our holidays will be different this year. But there are ways to keep up the holiday spirit and bring joy. You can order cookies for your grandparents from your favorite bakery. You can play games with family members during a Zoom party. You can order takeout or a holiday meal from a local restaurant. You can donate holiday gifts to families in need. These are just a few ideas.

2020 is without a doubt one for the record books. We will never forget this year. But as we look back, I hope that we can remember how Lynnwood faced these unforeseen challenges, that our dedicated employees worked hard to support our community during this time, that community members made sacrifices for the greater good, and that community organizations rallied to support our neighbors in need.

I wish you all a happy, joyful, and safe holiday season. 

Blessings,
Mayor Nicola Smith

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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