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Lynnwood’s Mayor issues challenge to local students

Mayor Frizzell and Edmonds School District Interim Superintendent Rebecca Miner issue challenge to students with a video featuring Mr. Stevenson’s 4th grade class at Lynndale Elementary. SOURCE: EdmondsSD

LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 22, 2023—Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell has issued a Mayor’s Challenge that encourages local students to explore and propose solutions to authentic issues in our community by using STEM principles (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students in grades 4-12 in the Edmonds School District will have the opportunity to work alongside City engineers, technicians and subject matter experts to research and develop a proposal that addresses one of the Challenge Issues. 

In partnership with the Edmonds School District, the Mayor’s Challenge proposals will be presented to City of Lynnwood employees later this year. After reviewing the proposals, the team of technical advisers will determine if the student proposals can be implemented. Students working on the Mayor’s Challenge will be able to interact with professionals in the community and learn more about STEM careers and the academic pathways that support their goals.  

2023 Lynnwood Challenges: 

  • Hall Lake and Hall Creek Habitat Restoration 
  • VHF Radio/Cell Service Mapping 
  • Walking, Biking, & Accessibility Mapping 
  • Snow Response Challenge #1: Salt Brine Applicator Build 
  • Snow Response Challenge #2: Policy and Protocol 
  • Outreach Program for Lynnwood Storm and Sewer Utilities 

All projects are due MAY 1, 2023. For more information on the 2023 Mayor’s Challenge, contact Derek Fada at or 425-670-5242. 

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