headshot cropped Click here to read a Message from Barb Oct. 24, 2015

Click here to read endorsement – Everett Herald

Click here to read endorsement – Arlington Times

As your Mayor I have seen our community grow in population, in economic development, and in strength during the aftermath of a major natural disaster.  It’s been my privilege to guide our city through these challenges and continue moving forward together.

We are now on a financially sustainable path.  Our budgets reflect expenses that live within our means; we have defined a 10 year financial plan.  We are performing replacement & maintenance of aging roads, reinvesting in new Fire & Police equipment, and have acquired the funding to widen 172nd. Our streamlined permitting procedures became the model for our region.

We developed tools for our Police to fight challenges created by alarming drug use & related crimes. We met the issues head-on with internal reorganization, crime prevention & community policing programs.

My goals for the next four years include:

  • Continue the restoration of our City’s financial health;
  • Enhance public safety, work with regional service agencies for resources;
  • Economic Development; market our City & attract new business;
  • Balance our growth, respecting residents, businesses & Arlington’s core values.

Our City has made major progress over four years.  With your support, I will continue the leadership necessary to move forward together. I ask for your vote on November 3rd.

Mayor Barb