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Jim Smith departs in legislative ‘blaze of glory,’ Sutton’s call for audit passes

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 13, 2023—In their final meeting of the year, the Lynnwood City Council passed their mid-biennial budget and added new agenda items for the incoming council next year. The budget passed without any further discussion in a 6-0-1 vote with Councilmember Josh Binda abstaining.  As was previously reported, since Lynnwood operates on a […]

Lynnwood Mayor awards Finance Director for exceptional performance

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., July 3, 2023—Lynnwood Finance Director Michelle Meyer was awarded ten Administrative Leave days on April 7, 2023, by Mayor Christine Frizzell for “exceptional work efforts over the past year.” “You have spent endless hours and weekends restructuring the Finance Department, dealt with multiple staffing challenges, worked through the 2023-2024 budget process and brought […]

Day of the Dead remembrance returns to Lynnwood

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 25, 2022—The annual Day of the Dead celebration hosted by the WAGRO Foundation returns to Lynnwood, October 29, offering everything from music, to dancing, to artwork, and of course food. On display were the works of Photographer Mary Gomez Camba, featuring portraits of women dressed up as La Catrina. Camba began photographing […]

Public invited to Day of the Dead event in Lynnwood


Please join us for this FREE event to celebrate the Day of the Dead, one of the most important Mexican holidays. Traditionally celebrated on November 1st or 2nd, it is a time for families to honor and celebrate their ancestors. People also dress as catrinas (skeletons) and write poems (often satirical) called calaveritas literarias (literary skulls). This Day of […]

Lynnwood unveils new sign honoring veterans

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., March 8, 2022 – City officials and proud veterans gathered near the upcoming Lynnwood Transit Center, Monday, March 7, to witness the unveiling of Lynnwood’s newest sign honoring veterans. The sign stands near the intersection of 200th and 44th Avenue West and is the first of many soon to be honoring veterans that […]

Former Lynnwood Mayor Donald Gough passes away

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 4, 2022 – Former Lynnwood Mayor and civil attorney Donald Gough passed away this morning. He was 70 years of age. Gough, served on the Lynnwood City Council for eight years prior to be being the City’s two-term mayor from 2006 through 2013. He was succeeded by Nicola Smith in 2014. He […]

City Council approves over $66,000 in salary increases for city employees

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LYNNNWOOD, Wash., December 15, 2021 – During its December 13 Business Meeting and last meeting of the year, Lynnwood City Council members witnessed new city officials take their oaths of office, issued a proclamation for Refugees and Migrants Day, and discussed at length various Business Items pertaining to the city’s finances. Debates surrounding salary increases […]

Lynnwood recognizes December 18 as Refugees and Migrants Day

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LYNNWOOD Wash., December 15, 2021 – Monday was a historic day for the City of Lynnwood. For the first time in its history, the city issued a proclamation making December 18th Refugees and Migrant’s Day in Lynnwood.  Councilwoman Altamirano-Crosby read the proclamation aloud during Monday’s City Council Business Meeting, first in English, then in Spanish.  […]

Strengthening the cultural relationship with Chilpancingo Friendship City

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 19, 2021 – On October 5, a signal box art wrap was inaugurated at the city of Lynnwood at the Alderwood Mall Parkway and Alderwood Mall Boulevard. The inauguration is a collaboration between the City of Lynnwood and the Mexican city of Chilpancingo to strengthen the cities’ cultural and economic relationship. Present […]

The Day of the Dead cultural event at Lynnwood’s City Hall

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LYNNWOOD, Wash, November 1, 2021 – On Saturday, October 30, the WAGRO Foundation sponsored a Day of the Dead event at Lynnwood’s City Hall. From dances to costumes, participants got to share their traditions and culture with the community.  Traditional Aztec Dance The event began with a traditional Aztec dance performed by the German-Maldonado family […]

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