Gathering to Roast Karen on Her Birthday!

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Art, Bert and Barbara preparing Sushsi, actually Bert was just watching.

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Joan, Mary, Warner, Denise, and Karen in the kitchen watching too.

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Jon, Barbara, Karen and Tom in the window seat side of the living room.

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Rachel and Terry looking good.

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Tim, Todd, Sasha (standing), Mike and Tom in the living room.

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The Birthday Party Roast of Karen begins!

Thanks, Sister Nan Blake Scott x0

Earth Day 2018


The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.
Earth Day had reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.

Snohomish Values

To promote peaceful, loving, and inclusive values that acknowledge the importance of our life on this planet and inform our commitment to continuing care of the environment.


“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”

—Theodore Roosevelt

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Gathering on First Street and Avenue B for individual testimonals.

Snohomish Rising

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Two views of Mac Bates presenting his report on Saturday, January 13th, and above, Mary Cury presented her research on local candidates at the January 27th meeting.

“Snohomish Rising is a progressive community focused on creating and supporting social, political, and economic transformation. We are a local grassroots organization, independent of any other group.”

Follow this link to Snohomish Rising’s Facebook page.

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Annual Snohomish Women’s Network Party

“Our year came to a close with the always-special SNW Member Holiday Party.

This year, our group was able to give back $2,500 to local organizations in the community, including the Snohomish Farmers Market, Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, Snohomish Community Food Bank and the Snohomish Senior Center.

Want to join us in 2018? Check out our website for more information and we’ll see you in the New Year!”

Thanks to Sarah for the photos and the quote above from the groups Facebook Post

Karen’s Run to Preserve Our Local Government Falls Short

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your donation to my campaign. I’m disappointed that I will not be your Mayor. The vote was close, but not enough to win. Still, I feel great gratitude for the over 170 people who supported me by giving to my campaign, and the hundreds of volunteers who gave of their time and their enthusiasm.

We did a good job:

• Placing over 650-yard signs plus 12 supersized ones;
• Mailing to voters four times – one letter plus 3 jumbo postcards;
• Advertising aggressively online, reaching over 9,000 residents with over 82,000 impressions and a high click-through rate of 6.5%;
• Hosting 3,500+ visitors to with multiple video views;
• Keeping our Karen Guzak 4 Mayor Facebook page relevant and interactive, responding to comments and questions daily;
• Sharing about 10 positive Herald and Tribune Letters to the Editor;
• Attending 12 community Meet & Greets and 4 candidate forums;
• Hosting two community-wide fun events: Kanines for Karen Dog Walk,
and the Community Celebration at the Feather Ballroom;
• Doorbelling with the Kindness crew about 90% of Snohomish;
• Calling and following up with strong supporters to Get Out The Vote;
• Sign waving for two weeks each election with over 150 friends;
• Receiving endorsements from the Governor, the Herald, and more;
• Welcoming donated display ads at KlaHaYa Village and Snohomish Inn.

Please visit News & Events for a browising stroll down memory lane.

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Spirit of Snohomish Award

Spirit of Snohomish – Karen Guzak, Yoga Circle Studio
“Recognizing her devotion and commitment to improving our City for the benefit of residents and businesses.”

Karen’s pictured with Marci Volmer, Board President, and Rod Ashley, the past president.

Karen Resigns as Mayor of Snohomish

Dear Friends,

I have offered my resignation as mayor and given the Council, with its new configuration, an opportunity to select a new mayor that will serve until our change of government in the fall. Council elected Tom Hamilton last night. I believe he will do a fine job in this transition period.

I have loved being mayor and representing our citizens, Council, and staff. I’m proud of our work and many accomplishments and have been honored and happy to provide leadership for seven years. My hope is that my resignation will defuse some of the negativity we have experienced, and turn Snohomish into to more peaceful, compassionate, and positive place.

As many of you know, I have seen these years as an opportunity to grow personally and professionally in my service to this wonderful city. I will continue, of course, to finish my term as a Councilmember, and use my love, my knowledge, and my positive connections to help in the transition to a new government…and beyond.

Read more in the Herald.