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Lynnwood designates Cheri Ryan as City Historian

Cheri Ryan

LYNNWOOD—Cheri Ryan was presented the Keys to the City and designated Lynnwood’s official “City Historian” during the City Council Meeting on Monday, June 10. “Her work and her family’s dedication to [the] Lynnwood and Alderwood Manor area has enriched al of the lives of Lynnwoodians across our parks system,” Lynnwood Parks, Rec, and Cultural Arts […]

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 […]

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). […]

Historical Heritage Park Water Tower restoration ceremony

heritage park water tower

LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 29, 2022 – The city of Lynnwood held a ribbon cutting ceremony, Friday, April 29, celebrating the recently restored Heritage Park Water Tower, as part of the Phase II Improvement Project supported by the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust, Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Foundation, Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission, and the Washington […]

Healthy living at South Lynnwood Park

Lynnwood Times photo by Luke Putvin. Attendees at South Lynnwood Park for Meet Me at the Park on July 16.

by LUKE PUTVIN luke.putvin@lynnwoodtimes.com As part of the city’s Meet Me at the Park event series, about 70 people attended the South Lynnwood Park event on July 16. The City of Lynnwood has been putting on Meet Me at the Park for four years, but this was the third year at the South Lynnwood Park […]

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