City of Everett hires Shoreline's economic development manager

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dan Eernissee to be Economic Development
Manager for the City of Everett
Mayor Cassie Franklin of Everett has hired Dan Eernissee, Shoreline's Economic Development Manager, as the city's next Economic Development Director. He replaces Everett’s previous director, Lanie McMullin, who retired in February.

In Everett, Eernissee will work closely with Deputy Mayor Nick Harper and Planning Director Allan Giffen to recruit new jobs and businesses to Everett and to support and retain existing employers and industries.

In Shoreline, Eernissee has led many innovative projects over the past eight years, including the Aurora Corridor revitalization project, the award-winning Surprised by Shoreline promotional campaign, the development of several “placemaking” events and activities, and the formation of Shoreline’s Community Renewal Area to revitalize a key property.

“Economic development is a top priority for my administration and I am thrilled to have Dan join our team,” said Franklin. “He brings a unique background that combines municipal expertise with private development experience, and I know he’ll enhance our efforts to strengthen and support our existing businesses and develop new economic opportunities in Everett.”

Eernissee began his economic development career in the private sector at Wakefield Properties, where his projects included Mill Creek Town Center and Snohomish Station. He later worked as a real estate consultant at Lavoro Development, Inc. As a member of the Urban Land Institute, Eernissee has served on national teams that studied and made recommendations for improving unhealthy corridors in Los Angeles and Englewood, Colorado.

Eernissee will join the City teams working to implement the initiatives outlined in Franklin’s community planning and economic development directive, which she issued in January. The directive focuses on developing key business corridors and districts, including the city’s metropolitan center, and establishes a new economic development advisory committee of local business leaders and City Council representatives. Eernissee will also work with the Office of Communications and Marketing on campaigns to promote Everett to new residents, visitors and businesses.

“We have a lot of exciting efforts already underway, and bringing Dan on board is an important next step in continuing the positive growth that we are seeing throughout the city,” said Franklin.

Eernissee will begin his role with Everett on June 11.


Anonymous,  May 9, 2018 at 11:39 AM  

I continue to be "surprised" by that lame "Surprised by Shoreline" campaign - someone made money off that creepy thing but I'm not convinced residents of the city saw any benefit. (Was it someone's high school senior project?)

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