Kathy Nielsen Seeks Re-Election to Mill Creek City Council

Kathy Nielsen_headshot_reduced size_Jan 2013Mayor Pro Tem, Kathy Nielsen has officially announced that she will be seeking another term for the Mill Creek City Council.  Nielsen previously served on the council from 1990 – 1998, with two years as Mayor, returning to the council in 2010. Nielsen served during the planning stages of the Town Center, and she is a strong advocate for parks & community events. Do tell.

“This has been my home for 33 years, and I care about maintaining the character of our city.  The Council has had to face some tough decisions to keep our city financially viable.  I believe there is still more to be accomplished.  Maintaining the quality of life, appearance and our reputation as a family friendly city with high standards will continue to strengthen our property values.  I have been a strong supporter of our police department & will continue to focus on these basic services while also being accountable for every dollar the city spends.  Citizens have chosen to call Mill Creek their home because of the quality of life it provides.”

Donna Michelson Seeks Re-election to Mill Creek City Council

DMichelsonDonna Michelson has announced she plans to file for re-election for her position on the Mill Creek City Council.  Michelson has been a councilmember since 1999, serving 2 years as Mayor & 4 years as Mayor Pro-Tem. Do tell.

“I am honored to have been part of the council serving the residents of Mill Creek.  If re-elected, I will continue to listen & address the concerns and issues of the citizenry & our businesses.  I believe experience & history will be critical given the challenges of competing needs during this economic environment.”

She stated it is her goal to preserve Mill Creek as the best city to live, work, shop & play.  Michelson also wants to continue the community events she has introduced to the city – Document/Paper Shredding Events, Household Hazardous Roundup, Electronic Recycling and free Micro-Chipping of pets.

Michelson retired from private industry & has enjoyed living in Mill Creek for 34 years where she & her husband Bruce have raised two children.

Got Drugs?

GotDrugslogoThe National Take Back Initiative of the U.S Department of Justice,  Drug Enforcement Administration is holding their 6th National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday April 27th. The best drop off location for Mill Creek is the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office – South Precinct from 9Am – 1PM. That’s at 15928 Mill Creek Blvd. in Mill Creek, WA 98012.  Yay!

This is a great opportunity to clean out that medicine cabinet, nightstand or kitchen cabinet & dispose of expired & unused medicines. This is also the safest way to dispose of old medicines. They should never be thrown in the garbage or flushed down the toilet because the chemicals may harm the environment as they enter the sewer, septic systems & land fills. Do tell.

Beside the potential impact on the environment unused, expired, or unwanted meds contribute to the risk of accidental poisoning. Unwanted or no longer needed drugs that are just sitting on the shelf could get into the hands of people they were not intended for, children & teens, perhaps.

Most pharmacies & police departments in Snohomish County collect unwanted drugs all year around. However, only police departments may accept controlled substances or narcotics, for example: Oxycontin.

So, take this great opportunity to do a little spring cleaning & get rid of those unwanted meds, responsibly, this Saturday morning.

Four Mill Creek City Council Posts Up For Election

The following four Mill Creek City Council seats are up for election this year:

  • Position #1 – Short & Four year term
  • Position #2 – Four year term
  • Position #3 – Four year term
  • Position #4 – Four year term

The City of Mill Creek is a Council-Manager form of government.  This means that all legislative policy-making powers are vested in the City Council.  The Council appoints a City Manager to carry out the legislative policies the Council develops.  The City Manager is the head of the executive branch of City government. Do tell.

In general, it is the Council’s role to make policy for the governance of the City & its citizens.  The Council has the power to enact laws & policies consistent with state law, usually through the enactment of ordinances & resolutions.

The Council holds meetings on the first, second & fourth Tuesday of every month at Mill Creek City Hall, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Council members also participate in various committees & boards.

The filing period for these positions is May 13-17.  The filing fee is $60.00.   Any Mill Creek citizen interested in running for a seat on the Mill Creek City Council may call the Snohomish County Auditors Office at 425-388-3444 for more information on filing.  For information related to the duties of the position, please contact Kelly Chelin, Mill Creek City Clerk, at 425-745-1891.

So, are you thinking of running for public office this year?

The Snohomish County Auditors office will be holding a candidate workshop on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett -1st Floor Admin-East (Robert Drewel Bldg) Public Meeting Room.  This workshop will cover important information on candidate filing, important election dates, local voters’ pamphlet and the Public Disclosure Commission.  For questions, please contact: 425-388-3444.

West Coast Aquatics to Hold Swim-A-Thon

On Saturday, May 4, 2013 the swimmers of the WEST Coast Aquatics swim team, located in Mill Creek, will be holding an official Swim-a-Thon.

During the Swim-a-Thon, these competitive swimmers, who range in age from 7 to 17, will swim for 2 hours or up to 200 lengths of their pool, that’s 3 miles! And they hope to raise $50,000.00!

Swim-A-Thon is a nationwide program, with 5% of the money raised going to support national swimming programs, such as Make a Splash, through the USA Swimming Foundation.

WEST provides a safe and positive environment for all levels of swimming from beginner to national-level competitive swimming. Swimmers as young as 3-years-old can learn the basics of swimming & water safety,  progress through the WEST Swim School to pre-team & then onto the competitive team. Do tell.

The pool is also used by a water aerobics group and a synchronized swimming team. Each summer kids from the community enjoy the fun and activity of the Summer Swim Team. In the fall and winter, Jackson & Archbishop Murphy High School swim teams practice at WEST. Zumba classes, personal training, and swim team dryland workouts take place in the gym.

Reaching the $50,000.00 fundraising goal will allow WEST to cover facility maintenance costs & remodel the locker rooms. And with all the traffic the locker rooms see on a daily basis, this remodel will benefit all who use the facility. Please help WEST’s swim team surpass their goal!

WEST is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on promoting fitness for life, healthy habits, and maximizing potential as athletes, students, and members of society.

Learn more about WEST and pledge your support of these dedicated swimmers by making a donation at www.WestSwimTeam.com. Or drop-in and swim a few laps!


WEST Coast Aquatics

Nick Chevalier

15622 Country Club Drive,

Mill Creek, WA 98012

Tel: 425-379-8806