KNKX Connects: Mount Vernon mayor introduces her city on a walk through downtown | KNKX

KNKX Connects: Mount Vernon mayor introduces her city on a walk through downtown

Jan 31, 2019

Jill Boudreau has been mayor of Mount Vernon since 2012. As KNKX Connects to the Skagit Valley, Boudreau takes KNKX All Things Considered host Ed Ronco on a walk through the city’s downtown.

Boudreau on connection with the community: “We could do things differently. We could take the idea of our community policing — that we need the community to make decisions together — and take it to city government. I think I surprise people when I call them back or e-mail them back directly. I like to be able to really talk to people.”

Boudreau on the vitality of downtown Mount Vernon: “The downtown has 77 storefronts. [In 2012] it was probably about 15 or 16 empty ones. What I’ve seen in the last seven years is that we’ve filled up.”