It is an honor for Geoffrey Thomas to have earned the endorsements of so many people, organizations and companies in the community over the last four years. The Herald does a great job in this article to showcase each of the candidates and their positions on important issues.
This is a step in the right direction to helping our citizens travel safely on their commute to and from Monroe.
This article from the Tribune captures a brief look at the fantastic work that our Embedded Social Worker and the Enforcement Team are doing for our community members in need. We hope to continue this effective work and reach out to more people to make a positive change.
What a success! This event and the activities are part of a more that three-decades old campaign that takes place worldwide. The goal is to build stronger bonds between residents and law enforcement officials. It was great to see so many members of our community come out and participate.
The stop at the WorkSource in Monroe marked the start of her August tour of the 1st Congressional District. By working with our elected officials, we can help sustain our community and foster new growth. We can achieve our goals to create more jobs in Monroe and maintain their longevity for our community members.
Our vision for Monroe includes ensuring that our community is a great place to start and grow a business and to live and raise a family. As your mayor it’s my responsibility to lead to make that vision a reality.
One of the stumbling blocks to realizing our vision is the 20+ year old laws we have that regulate building and development. For the 2017 Budget, I proposed to rewrite our regulations so we could deliver on our vision. Council agreed that this was a priority and… approved my proposal. I thank our councilmembers for their unanimous support.
This project will take about a year to complete. As I have done with other projects, I’ll ensure that our community is genuinely part of this code update.
The following article from Kelly Sullivan at the Monroe Monitor & Valley News has more information, including a focus on housing affordability and about the code rewrite
I’m excited about the opportunity to connect Monroe to the Centennial Trail in Snohomish and Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Duvall. Combined with the water trail along the Skykomish and Snohomish Rivers, this trail system would give us more opportunities to recreate and an additional draw for tourism that supports our “The Adventure Starts Here!” branding.
After 25 years of service, sergeant Chessie stepped down from her position at the Monroe Police Department to assume her new role as Executive Director of the Sky Valley Food Bank. It was an honor to present sergeant with a key to the city. She is a role model and a blessing for our community.
The City has planned on building a stage on the west side of the restrooms at Lake Tye. The stage would have cost about $450,000 and would have placed performers looking directly into the setting sun during performances. I valued having the stage built, but remained concerned about its location and orientation.
Someone presented me with a solution – a mobile stage. Our Parks Director and I visited another city to learn more about mobile stages. After completing some research, I shared the idea with our Parks Advisory Board and with the City Council. The result was that we purchased a mobile stage – saving taxpayers money and getting our community a mobile stage that we could take anywhere in town.
In the summer of 2017, we debuted the mobile stage and it worked very well. I thank our staff, Parks Boardmembers, and City Councilmembers for considering and approving this proposal that I brought forward. This is and will continue to be a great asset to our community.
Leading to FUND & FINISH SR-522. When funds to finish SR-522 weren’t included in a Statewide transportation package to fund and finish SR-522, I pulled together 23 stakeholders to work the issue. That was 18 months ago. Today, we’re working together and making progress thanks to our many partners includng our legislators, Snohomish County, other cities, local businesses, and advocacy groups. We still have significant work to do and will continue working together to get SR-522 funded and finished. #BetterTogether #LoveMonroe #ReElectMayorThomas