Your September city news
Back to school and giving back
Marysville school supply distribution serves record number of families
Thank you to so many people who donated school supplies to help kids in our community as they head back to class!

The school supply distribution program in Marysville set a record high with more than 1,000 families registered for supplies this year. The program distributed supplies on Aug. 22 to families within the Marysville School District.

This year saw the highest need ever for the annual program. The Salvation Army led this effort, with Marysville School District, City of Marysville, Marysville Police, Marysville Fire District and the Marysville Professional Firefighter’s Union.

Thank you to everyone who donated and make this possible!

Marysville Firefighters give hundreds of free coats for local kids

Thanks to the Marysville Fire District, more than 500 kids will be ready for fall and winter with brand new coats!

Firefighters handed out the free coats during the The Salvation Army of Marysville/ Tulalip's backpack distribution for K-12 students. These coats are provided in partnership with Operation Warm and KISW 99.9 "The Rock", which supports firefighter fundraising to purchase the coats.

Thank you all for helping our community stay warm year round!
Register now for emergency preparedness training
Registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 6
When disaster strikes, will you know what to do? Learn how to be prepared, respond in emergencies and help your community with Marysville’s free Community Emergency Response Team training. 

CERT is a nationally recognized program that teaches you about disaster preparedness for hazards that could affect this area and offers basic response skills training including fire safety, search and rescue, and medical operations. 
Marysville residents and business owners are encouraged to participate or send employees.

State Avenue expanded north of 100th St. NE
Roadway widening is complete on State Avenue between 100th and 104th with a five-lane roadway. The finished project includes a new curb, gutter, sidewalks and street lighting to improve traffic and pedestrian safety. This project was awarded a $5 million grant from the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) in 2018. 

The last remaining stretch of State Avenue due for widening, between 104th and 116th, is a much more straightforward project; we plan to begin construction next spring. A $4 million grant from the TIB will help us complete this last section sooner than anticipated. 
Freshwater fish, friends get new home
It’s oh-fish-ial! Hundreds of local fish have been safely relocated upstream as part of the State Avenue road improvement project.

Crews are working on the culvert below to help improve local fish habitat. It is currently a barrier for fish, and the project will restore the stream. Crews have been enhancing the environment by treating runoff, restoring wildlife habitat and opening the stream corridor to improve fish passage.

On Aug. 11, an estimated 350 coho salmon, 18 large Chinook salmon, 150 sculpins, a dozen cutthroat trout, four dozen crawdads and hundreds of lamprey were relocated from Quilceda Creek. With less than two inches of water in the culvert, crews were able to relocate not just one, but 18 large Chinook upstream! 

Thank you for your patience during this extensive project.
In August a crew from The Watershed Company removed and relocated fish from Quilceda Creek. 
Review how city spends federal block grant funds
Provide public comment by Monday, Sept. 26
Marysville residents are invited to review the city’s annual performance evaluation report on how federal Community Development Block Grant funds are spent in the city, mostly to help address issues around low-income housing and homelessness.

The draft Consolidated Annual Program Evaluation Report, or CAPER, describes actions, changes and accomplishments toward carrying out priorities and specific objectives in program year 2021. More than $373,000 in CDBG funds were distributed to date in Marysville. 

Marysville remembers 9/11
Join Marysville Fire District, Marysville Professional Firefighters Local 3219, Marysville Police Department and the City of Marysville as we remember September 11, 2001.

You are invited to stand with us outside the new Civic Center (501 Delta Avenue) to honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives that day 21 years ago. Among the lives lost was Marysville Fire District's own Lt. Jeff Thornton, whose valiant battle with cancer ended September 11, 2001.

The remembrance ceremony will feature Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring and Marysville Fire District’s prestigious Honor Guard.

A recording of the ceremony will be shared later in the day.
Police vs. Fire Charity Softball Game

Join us for the Police vs. Fire softball game where Marysville Police will compete against the Marysville Fire District for a great cause. Head over to Marysville Pilchuck High School on Sept. 10 for great food and family fun. All funds raised during the game will go to a charity the winner chooses.

We can't wait to see you there! For more event information and updates, click here.
Marysville Police Department
Police release 2021 Annual Report

Chief Erik Scairpon and your Marysville Police Department are pleased to release the report, highlighting how MPD serves our community each and every day.

The report includes information regarding crime, traffic, service call trends and accomplishments over the course of the year.

MPD's finest come together for photo op!
The Marysville Police Department came together for its first inspection photo since 2005. These were also the first photos in front of the new Civic Center and police department building.

Special thanks goes to the Arlington Police Department, Lake Stevens Police Department and Snohomish County Sheriff's Office for helping MPD cover law enforcement duties while the department came together for these photos. MPD looks forward to the future in this new building while serving the Marysville community!
In the headlines: With ‘majority’ of cases linked to drug addiction, Marysville Police Department offers path to recovery
"Drugs and crime go hand in hand. Our department is working on the accountability piece as well as the compassion piece," said Detective Sergeant Wallace Forslof of MPD’s Property Crimes Unit.

“We are working to get people the treatment they need.”

Click to watch the full report or read the full article to learn more about the work of our Property Crimes Unit and Law Enforcement Embedded Social Worker program.
Chief Erik Scairpon appointed to the Criminal Justice Training Commission
Governor Jay Inslee appointed Chief Scairpon to the board on July 29 to serve as the Incumbent Police Chief representing law enforcement with his colleagues on the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) was created in 1974 to establish standards and provide training to criminal justice professionals, including peace officers, local corrections officers and to certify, and when necessary de-certify, peace officers. Washington State is one of only a few states that establishes training standards and provides Basic Training for Peace Officers and Corrections Officers.

Thank you and congratulations, Chief Scairpon!
Police arrest suspects arrested for utility drop box theft at City Hall
Police Officer Dylan Burnett recently arrested two identity thieves in Marysville.

The man and woman involved are both facing charges, accused of stealing checks out of the Utility Billing drop box at City Hall. When Officer Burnett pulled over the suspect's car on Aug. 5, he found several bags of stolen items and stolen checks already being soaked in tin cans.

The suspects gave a full confession, admitting to mailbox thefts from here to Whatcom County. The checks were returned to utility billing and the investigation is ongoing.

Great work Officer Burnett!
National Night Out and connecting in the community
Thank you to everyone in our community who helped make National Night Out such a rewarding and fun event in Marysville!

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Last year, 16,000 communities across the country participated. MPD is proud to be one of them.

This event was organized in partnership with the Marysville Fire District and the City of Marysville.

Thank you for connecting with others in our community during this event while enjoying some great food and family fun. Special thanks to Swire Coca-Cola USA, Silvana Meats and Safeway for donating food and dinner items for National Night Out.
You can't spell Marysville Police without MVP!

Make a difference in your community by becoming a volunteer.

The Marysville Volunteer Program (MVP) members help MPD and community members in Marysville many different ways, like patrolling areas of the city, helping with special events, and participating in the Neighborhood Watch Program.

Volunteer Ron Wagner is an example of the incredible volunteers that work with MPD. This year he was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for more than 5,000 hours of volunteer work with the department!

Thanks for POPPING BY Popsicles in the Park!
Linc NW led the Popsicle in the Park event series, creating an opportunity for families to connect and pass out free popsicles at Comeford Park!

Each event was hosted with a different organization or city department, including Parks, Culture and Recreation, Police, City Administration and the Marysville Fire District.

We appreciate you joining us for a frozen treat and some fun in the sun!
Marysville Fire District
Congratulations to Marysville Fire District's newest career firefighters!
Firefighters Curtis Weed, Nicholas Anderson, Rommel Griffith and Obed Cushing were sworn in with family and friends attending to pin their badges.

These firefighters have made the decision to dedicate themselves in service to our community.

Thank you for your commitment and welcome to the Marysville Fire District family!
Staying cool at work
These boys know a thing or two about staying cool, visiting mom at work! MFD Firefighter Hayley Peterson recently showed her kids the ins and outs of hose handling at Station 66.

Whether you are cooling off with a splash of water or a fan, be sure to pay close attention to your body. If you're feeling dizzy, weak or sweating a lot, get to a cool area and sip cool water. If you're with someone who loses consciousness or seems severely ill in the heat, call 911 right away!
Piece of Marysville history restored, relocated to island by boat
A piece of Marysville history, nearly as old as the city itself and linked to a former Marysville mayor, now stands at a new location for future generations to appreciate. The move itself, a journey down the Ebey Slough by barge, is no small feat.

The 840-square-foot house, previously located on the corner of Eighth Street and Delta Avenue where the new Civic Center is nearing completion, was built around 1900. The city bought the home in 2018 with plans to build what is now Marysville’s Civic Campus. 

In April 2019, the house was bought and moved by Nickel Bros to its north Marysville location., Nickel Bros then restored the house with a focus of keeping its historic elements intact before selling it to the current owners.

“It’s been a great pleasure working with the City of Marysville to help rescue these historic homes. The city saw value in allowing the home to be saved and become an affordable home to a new recipient. There was a lot of foresight by the city in allowing that to happen,” said Jeff McCord, House Rescuer for Nickel Bros.

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Upcoming events
Outdoor Speaker Series featuring Jeff Antonelis-Lapp 

Did you know that Mount Rainier National Park hosts three bird species protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act?

Join us as Jeff Antonelis-Lapp shares the fascinating stories of the Northern Spotted Owl, the Marbled Murrelet, and the Streaked Horned Lack.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Marysville Opera House, 1225 3rd St.
Your Elected Officials
L-R: Councilmembers Kelly Richards, Mark James, Tom King; Mayor Jon Nehring; Council President Kamille Norton; Councilmembers Peter Condyles, Steve Muller, Michael Stevens.
Mayor Jon Nehring

Council President Kamille Norton

Councilmember Peter Condyles

Councilmember Mark James
Councilmember Tom King

Councilmember Michael Stevens

Councilmember Kelly Richards

Councilmember Steve Muller
City Hall
1049 State Avenue
Marysville, WA 98270
Phone: 360-363-8000