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Mountlake Terrace: Council picks leaders

City Council members Jerry Smith and Laura Sonmore will spend another year serving as mayor and mayor pro-tem, respectively.

Their associates on the council made it official last week.

Smith has served on the council since 2001. He’s serving his fourth term as mayor. Sonmore has served on the council since 2000 and has been mayor pro tem since 2007.

City Clerk Virginia Olsen administered the oath of office to newly elected councilman Douglas McCardle along with Smith, Rick Ryan and Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, each of whom won re-election in November.

Lynnwood: City asks for marketing input

The city of Lynnwood wants to know what its residents think is so special about the city. It’s put together a survey and is accepting comments through Jan. 17.

Information from the survey will be used to help craft the city’s branding and other marketing efforts.

To take the survey, go to or

Paper copies of the survey are available at City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., the Lynnwood Senior Center, 5800 198th St. SW and the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W.

Expert on nonviolence speaks at MLK event

Arthur Romano, an internationally known expert on nonviolence, is the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Citywide Celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW.

Romano is a World Peace Scholar who has conducted peace research worldwide.

He’s also scheduled to speak 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in Mukilteo Hall’s campus theater, 20000 68th Ave. W.

And he plans to speak to students from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Meadwodale High School, 6002, 168th St. SW.

Classes help people learn better parenting

Building Family Strengths, a 10-week series of classes to help develop parenting skills, find ways to reduce stress and learn positive discipline strategies, will begin Tuesday in Lynnwood.

The class is sponsored by the YWCA’s Pathways Counseling. Classes are free for families that meet low-income guidelines.

The class is from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

More info: 425-412-2364.