Art & Beautification Board

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Duties & Responsibilities
The Art and Beautification Board serves as an advisory board to the City Council on matters regarding:
  • Design of landscaping for City rights of way, medians, entrances, and other public facilities and City-owned properties
  • Special events and projects to enhance the aesthetics and beauty within and business areas of the City
  • Utilization of the Municipal Art Fund
  • Selection and acquisition of artwork obtained for the City and for all municipal buildings
  • Construction projects; To the extent feasible, the board should be active during preliminary design or construction phases of municipal project to assure orderly integration of artwork into the City.
The Art and Beautification Board meets at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at City Hall South, located at 15728 Main St., Mill Creek, WA.

Members Members shall be residents. Terms last three years and expire October 31.
  • Matt Buchanan - Chair - Exp. 2021
  • John Steckler - Council Representative
  • Jeanne Smart - Exp. 2020
  • Kenneth Lowery - Exp. 2020
  • Benjamin Briles - Exp. 2021
  • Paula Dickman - Exp. 2019
  • Michelle Edwards - Exp. 2019
  • Guy Armfield - Exp. 2021


Preserving Mill Creek’s History
Work is now underway on a project to preserve Mill Creek’s history.

Thanks to a grant from the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission Community Heritage Program, the Art & Beautification Board identified five key themes to incorporate into a visual history of Mill Creek. These themes include:
  • Living Off the Land: A look at the area prior to development.
  • From Farms to a Planned Community: Showcases early settlers and the development of a planned community.
  • The Big Decision: Centers on the decision to incorporate.
  • A Place Called Home: Shares how the City became home with schools, shopping areas and other amenities.
  • Community Beyond Our Boundaries: Showcases what makes Mill Creek truly a community.
View the five panels (opens a PDF).

A web-based timeline is planned to incorporate more of the details of Mill Creek's history. For items to include on that timeline or feedback about the panels, please fill out the following form.
Idea Submission Form

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Please provide feedback on the developed panels. If you are submitting ideas for the online timeline, please provide a description of the key dates / moments in Mill Creek's history that you want to be considered for this project.

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