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Nov 08

Building a foundation for great things in 2018

Posted to City Manager by Barbara Ramey

As I complete my first year as Bothell City Manager, it is an opportunity for me to reflect upon both my professional experiences as well as my life as a Bothellite. All of the elements that initially drew me to Bothell have exceeded my expectations, especially the warmth and character of Bothell. The City staff are passionate, dedicated and hard working. They have flourished this past year and embraced our new organizational values of delivering exceptional customer service, teamwork, innovation, safety and ethics in the work place. The team is focused on achieving the Council’s goals and serving our community to the best of our abilities. We look forward to meeting our new Councilmembers and working together in delivering exceptional programs and services to our Bothell community in the year ahead.

My life in Bothell has brought me great joy. By living in the heart of downtown I am able to walk to work, enjoy the downtown businesses and restaurants, attend community events and explore the many trails and open spaces. I have biked and run along the Sammamish River Trail, hiked Shelton View and North Creek forests, wandered through the Wayne Golf Course, picnicked at Blyth Park, and enjoyed many beautiful afternoons at the Park at Bothell Landing.

And my professional and personal passion, teaching, has been unleashed as I work with both Cascadia College and UW Bothell on various initiatives. For example, I have the opportunity to interact with the students on class projects and in the classroom as a guest lecturer.

Thank you Bothell, for making my first year so special. I am excited to see what great things we will do together in 2018.
Dec 01

Bothell well-poised for the future

Posted to Council Corner by Barbara Ramey

December is a time to look back on the year and take stock, as well as look forward to the year ahead. 

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Mar 06

Don't get snagged by email "phishing" scams

Posted to Tech Blog by Michele Woodhouse

Scammers send "phishing" emails to trick you into giving out personal information. Find out how to protect yourself and learn about trending scams.  

One common scam prompts you to sign into your email account using a link in the body of the message. The link actually does not take you to your email service site, but rather the scammers' site. Once you click on the link and attempt to log into your email, the scammer immediately gets your email login and password. The scammer now has access to all your email and can even send mail that looks like it's from you to trick your friends and family.  

Scammers often do a good job of making these emails look legitimate. The messages might seem to come from your bank, an attorney, or even somebody you know. 

Tips to protect yourself from phishing email scams:  

  • Never open and email attachment or click on a link in an email unless 1) You know who it’s from and 2) You are expecting it.  

  • Never click on a link in an email without first hovering your mouse over the link to see where the link will actually take you.  

  • Take a close look at the ‘from’ address. For example, ‘’ is not the same as ‘’. Scammers will try to fool you by creating an email address that is similar to a legitimate one.  

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