Nomination for Evergreen Awards Close May 24

The nomination period for the City of Mountlake Terrace Evergreen Awards is in progress. Nominations are now being accepted through May 24, 2011 for Best Maintained Residence, Best Maintained Business, Best Maintained Multifamily Property, Most Sustainable Property, and Best Transformation.

The award program, which recognizes property owners who take pride in their properties was established to build community pride, enhance the city’s image, and promote conservation. There are five categories of awards and nominees are judged against properties within each neighborhood: Cedar Terrace, Gateway, Lake Ballinger, Melody Hill, Cascade View and Town Center. Nominees are judged against properties within the same neighborhood: Cedar Terrace, Gateway, Lake Ballinger, Melody Hill, Cascade View, and Town Center. Best Maintained Awards reflect the efforts of the owners or occupants whose high standards for building and yard maintenance contribute to the
character of our neighborhoods and city. The Transformation Awards recognize neglected properties renovated to become assets to the community.

Help the City find those hidden gems that have made significant improvements, especially over the past year. The Sustainable Award honors property owners who best utilize green features such as solar heating, natural cooling and native landscaping to help protect and preserve the environment.

Nominations forms, available online at and at city facilities, will be accepted through May 24, 2011. Anyone can submit a nomination and you may nominate your own home or business.Properties being marketed for sale are not eligible. Properties will be photographed for judging and awards will be presented at a recognition event that takes place at Ballinger Clubhouse in September. For more information, check our website or contact Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen at (425)744-6206 or

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