Message from the Mayor
I am honored to welcome you to the City of Everett!
Whether you are a resident of Everett, visiting for the first time, or a member or prospective member of our business community, take your time to discover the multitude of opportunities, activities and services the City of Everett has to offer.
On the day of my first inauguration, I made a promise that Everett would be a safer City, a more educated City, a City where businesses want to invest and create jobs, and a City that surrounding communities would look to for ideas and inspiration.
With the hard work of our public servants, the dedication of our elected officials and the commitment of the citizens of Everett, I have kept that promise and together we have put Everett on a path to greatness.
Bio of the Mayor
In 2007, Mayor Carlo DeMaria was elected to the office of mayor in the City of Everett, Massachusetts, and is currently in his third term. Mayor DeMaria’s record of public service began over a decade earlier, when he won the Ward 2 City Council race in 1994 at the age of 20, making him one of the youngest elected officials to ever serve the city. After his election to the City Council, he strengthened the depth of his experience in public service as an Alderman at Large and later as President of the Board of Alderman.
Since taking office, Mayor DeMaria has aggressively pursued economic development opportunities for the city, achieving a major victory by landing the Wynn Boston Harbor resort casino development. With this project, the former site of the Monsanto chemical plant is being returned to productive reuse after years of remaining idle as a desolate Superfund site, with its redevelopment opening up the Everett waterfront to residents for the first time in a generation. The largest single-phase privately financed development project in the history of Massachusetts and one of the largest development projects underway in the nation, the Wynn is creating 4,000 construction jobs and 4,000 permanent jobs with an anticipated opening in June, 2019.
As mayor of a dense, diverse city of approximately 45,000 residents where over 50 languages are spoken, Mayor DeMaria has long valued the role that hard-working immigrants can play in our cities and in our country. He supports smart immigration reform that creates a pathway to legal status for law-abiding immigrants, a secure national border, and a zero-tolerance deportation policy for those without legal status who commit crimes in the United States.
Mayor DeMaria firmly believes that local government can and should play a major role in promoting community health, and that the health of residents is closely linked to a city’s economic potential. He understands that investing in prevention and wellness is smart fiscal strategy for government, and can maximize quality of life for residents. His innovative policies to improve population health and wellness, nutrition, and active transportation opportunities have resulted in several prestigious national awards, including the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health prize and the United States Conference of Mayors Childhood Obesity Prevention award. His hands-on approach, often in partnership with his wife, has resulted in a full-service low-cost gym and wellness center accessible to all, healthy prepared meals available to residents for nominal fees, and initiatives to improve nutrition for our most vulnerable residents including children and the elderly.
Mayor DeMaria is deeply invested in neighborhood revitalization, and encourages civic pride through the Beautiful House program, which makes funding available for homeowners with properties that have fallen into disrepair and represents a strong partnership between local government and residents. His renovation and expansion of public parks and open spaces has created a network of recreational jewels in one of the most densely populated urban residential areas in the country. Under his leadership, property values have risen at one of the highest rates in the state.
Outside of local government, the Mayor is a successful entrepreneur, owning and operating three Honey Dew Donuts franchises in Massachusetts. This experience has given him unique insight into the challenges faced by small businesses and the role that public policy can play in fostering their success.
Mayor DeMaria and his wife Stacy have three children, Carlo, Caroline, and Alexandra. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and is a proud graduate of Everett High School. A life-long city resident, Mayor DeMaria is an active member of the E-Club, the Italian-American Club, Everett Kiwanis, and the Saugus Everett Elks. He believes that civic engagement is a primary avenue to build a strong, cohesive community.