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Lynnwood redacts Parks Director applications in wake of transparency concerns

Lynnwood Parks Director

LYNNWOOD—In following up with some City of Lynnwood staff members’, and former staff members’, concerns over the city’s lack of transparency related to executive leadership position appointments, the Lynnwood Times requested to see all applications of those applying, and interviewing, for the vacant Parks Director position left when former Director Lynn Sordel’s retired; however, all […]

Lynnwood Mayor faces criticism in recent appointments and a force retirement

Lynnwood Mayor

LYNNWOOD—When former Lynnwood Parks & Recreation Director Lynn Sordel officially retired from his position on March 15, he was disappointed by Mayor Christine Frizzell’s decision to place Joel Faber as interim Director instead of his, and his staff’s, recommendation to transition Deputy Director Sarah Olson into the role of Director. Now, some city staff members, […]

Outgoing Lynnwood Parks Director ‘disappointed’ with mayor for not following succession plan

Lynnwood Parks director

LYNNWOOD—When former Lynnwood Parks & Recreation Director, Lynn Sordel, announced his retirement in November of 2023, he made it clear to council that he would deliver a comprehensive succession plan to be submitted to Mayor Christine Frizzell. But now the retired Lynnwood Parks & Recreation Director feels “disappointed” with Mayor Frizzell for neither following through […]

Lynnwood appoints new PFD Board members, recognizes Women’s History Month

Lynnwood PFD Board

LYNNWOOD—The Lynnwood City Council adopted a proclamation for Women’s History Month, appointed two new Public Facilities District (PFD) board members, and held a public hearing where it discussed an ordinance regarding the underground of overhead service utilities, and the Town Center Master Signage Plan Development Agreement, at its Business Meeting held Monday, March 11. The […]

Council discusses appropriating at least $220,000 to Edmonds School District

lynnwood edmonds schools

LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 4, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council discussed a proposal for a mental and behavioral health program for Edmonds schools during their work session on Monday. The council also received an introduction on possible annexation options and covered potential changes to council rules regarding attendance to meetings via Zoom. The proposal from the Center […]

Council to vote on allocating $400,000 in ARPA Funds for Parks and Recreation

Arpa funds

LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 27, 2023—Lynnwood City Council will host a Business Meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, February 27, to vote on allocating $400,000 in ARPA funds to address park maintenance issues and to approve Event Center use day requests. The Lynnwood City Council Work Session will be held in-person and virtually by Zoom or Lynnwood, WA Video Archive (swagit.com). […]

Lynnwood Council discusses how to spend $1.1 million of ARPA funds

Lynnwood ARPA

LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 24, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council discussed some potential uses for the remaining American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds during their work session on February 21.  To date, the Lynnwood City Council has allocated roughly $9.8 million of the ARPA money it has received. There is still a little over $1.1 million remaining.  […]

Leaders call on ESD to reinstate School Resource Officers as gang violence hits Lynnwood

School Resource Officers

LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 13, 2022 – Local leaders and community members gathered at Lynnwood’s Silver Creek Family Church to discuss public safety in an open forum setting on Wednesday, August 10.  “There is an inherent need for authorities to help keep our public safe,” Lynnwood City Councilwoman and event organizer Julieta Altamirano-Crosby said in her opening address […]

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