About RNA

Mission Statement

The Riverside Neighborhood Association, a not-for-profit organization, shall serve to enhance the safety and livability of the neighborhood through infrastructure improvement, promotion of civic pride, and recognition of historical properties within the neighborhood.


Executive Board

Chair: Ritch Carbaugh | Co-Chair: Pamela Lynn | Secretary/Treasurer: Toni Petersen

Neighborhood Council Representatives

Mary Alexander | Rodney Shimogawa | Linden Kimbrough


About Riverside

The Riverside Neighborhood Association (RNA) is one of the most community involved neighborhoods in the City of Everett. The neighborhood offers five parks, special events and activities, historic properties and views of the Cascade Mountain Range.

Membership Requirements

RNA has zero membership dues. If you live within the boundaries of Riverside then you qualify to vote on decisions that effect your community.


History

Riverside has always been an active community. In the 1920s, there was a group of business people who organized the Riverside Commercial Club. The members purchased the Riverside Fire Station at 2816 Maple from the city for one dollar to be used as their meeting place. The club was responsible for moving the bridge from Everett Avenue to Hewitt Avenue. The present I-5 highway was started by the club and the street lights from 41st Street and Broadway to the river bridge were sponsored by the club. (1)

The Greater Riverside Organization (GRO) was founded in the mid-70s. The present day organization's name was changed in the mid-90s to the Riverside Neighborhood Association (RNA). With mini grants from the City of Everett, the RNA is able to develop programs to serve Riverside residents from 19th Street to Pacific Avenue, from Broadway to the Snohomish river. Many community members have brought ideas and energy to the RNA forming the basis for new activities and community improvements.

1. Riverside Remembers - Book I, 1985, pg. 85.