Published on July 18, 2022
Dear Lynnwood Community Members,
I want to start by sending my deepest condolences to the families of the young men who were tragically killed last week in an incident at Spruce Park. No matter what the circumstances that led to this event, we are left reeling from the senseless loss of two young lives.
The Spruce Park tragedy, compounded with the shooting death of a community member several months ago at Daleway Park, and too many reports of shootings and other acts of violence across our state and nation are unbearable. Our community deserves better.
The City of Lynnwood is committed to being a safe and welcoming community for all people. We are taking actions to address increasing crime, we are offering programming and activating our parks and open spaces by inviting community members to join us at events, we are reaching out to our partner organizations to have critical conversations on how to move forward, together, to heal as a community.
We cannot deny the rippling consequences that the COVID pandemic has had on our community. We have all been impacted from isolation, loss of access and connections to resources, resulting in the extreme conditions we’ve been left to navigate. But we must, and we will, find a path forward. These incidents do not define us.
The City of Lynnwood is committed to being a partner in solution-finding. We need our community partners and organizations to join us, we need community to join us, and we need to work together to find solutions.
Here are some of the established programs and opportunities available from City of Lynnwood. We encourage you to join us in these efforts:
Unfortunately, these things won’t solve every problem, but it is a start. We want to hear from you. What other ideas do community members have that will help us work towards building a safe and welcoming community where all are able to live, work, play, and thrive?
Mayor Christine Frizzell
Julie Moore, Manager of Communications & Public Affairs