The city of Everett is my home town, born and raised. So when they held a competition for a new city logo how could I not participate? Everett is right on the water of the Puget Sound which is something that has helped define Everett for me since I was a kid. So when I think of the water and our Port a compass star always comes to mind, hence the compass over the 'e.' Everett resides in the North West region of the United States as well and just the words 'North West' are pretty popular in our area. It's something to help define where we live in our country and it's something that people are proud to say and represent around Everett so that is why the direction of the compass is as shown.