Cassie grew up in the Northwest. She is a passionate community leader who is deeply invested in the greater Everett community. People that work with Cassie describe her as an inspiring and motivational leader with the ability to pull the right people together to get the work done—important tools in developing and carrying out a forward-thinking vision for our community.
Cassie is a recognized leader in the field of homelessness and human services. She collaborates with other leaders on these issues locally, regionally and nationally to build healthier communities, empower youth, and find solutions to end homelessness and create brighter futures.
When Cassie became CEO of Cocoon House in 2011, it faced significant challenges. She led the organization through this critical evolution to ensure its strength and stability for years to come. Today, Cocoon House is a nationally-recognized organization that provides housing and supportive services to homeless and at-risk young people, including their children and their parents. With a budget of approximately 5 million and a nearly 100 staff, this organization is a vital part of combatting chronic homelessness, helping young people and families get back on their feet compassionately and cost effectively.
In 2015, Cassie was elected to the Everett City Council, where she has championed public safety, supported economic development and been a leader in addressing the pressing challenges of opioid addiction, mental illness and homelessness. Most recently, Cassie introduced a Safe City Resolution. Passed in December this resolution ensures Everett is a safe, welcoming and equitable city for all its visitors and residents. As a CEO and councilmember, Cassie understands the importance of providing quality services while staying on budget, the way local businesses and families do every day.
Cassie currently serves as Council Vice President, Chair of the Lodging Tax Advisory Board, and Chair of the Public Safety Committee. She also serves as Liaison to the Animal Shelter Advisory Board, a member of the General Government Council Committee, and as Safe Streets, Supportive Housing and Community Development Liaison.
She has worked with or served on the boards of local, statewide, and national organizations, including the Community Streets Initiative, the Housing Consortium of Snohomish County, the Human Services Executives, the Families Matter Vision Council for United Way of Snohomish County, the Homeless Policy Task Force, the Puget Sound Runaway and Homeless Youth Collaboration, the Statewide Coordinating Committee on Human Trafficking, the National Technical Expert Group on LGBTQ youth homelessness, and most recently was appointed to the National League of Cities Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee. She is currently President of the Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo.
Her husband David is a software engineer and local musician and her 8-year-old daughter attends Everett Public Schools. They live in the Port Gardner neighborhood and enjoy spending time together reading, hiking, camping and exploring local parks.
As your Mayor, I will be approachable and transparent. I believe that being an effective public servant means treating our citizens like the City’s greatest resource – and that means being available to hear citizen concerns and priorities. Throughout this campaign, you can reach me directly. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everett faces both challenges and opportunity. In my service, I have gained a reputation for effectively leading through both. I ask for your vote.