Despite the many challenges faced this year, the level of giving and caring by neighbors and city staff has been unprecedented during 2020. Whether it was birthday brigades, classic car parades, holiday light displays, donations or helping a neighbor with a repair, Crystal went above and beyond. We are ready to do even more for a better 2021!

Congratulations to our 2020 Crystal Sparkles winners: First place went to Deb Walk of 6611 44th Ave. N. , and second place went to Karen Lincoln of 4706 Xenia Ave. N.

Sponsored by the West Metro Fire Auxiliary and the Light of Crystal, the lighting contest promotes community spirit and brightens the holidays.
> See a map of all 10 nominated homes.

KARE-11 profiled our Valley Place sliding hill for a story on coping with COVID on Christmas Day. Positivity is everywhere during this pandemic!

KARE 11 Valley Place sliding

As we continue to stay healthy, remember that Crystal Recreation has many virtual or alternative outdoor events around the city.
> View the Winter brochure.

I look forward to beginning my second term representing Section 1 (Wards 1 and 2) in January. As always, I welcome your thoughts, concerns and ideas to keep Crystal a great place to live. For council meeting updates, visit my recap page — and City of Crystal’s website to view meetings and council packets.

Here’s to 2021 and wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year!