ADVISORY: Inslee to visit Snohomish County Thursday

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Gov Jay Inslee

January 17, 2018
Tara Lee |

ADVISORY: Inslee to visit Snohomish County Thursday

Thursday, January 18

11:30 AM Meeting and press scrum with Sheriff Ty Trenary and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers to discuss Diversion Center
Location: 3001 Oakes Ave., Everett (corner of Oakes Ave. and Wall Street) 

The governor, sheriff and executive will discuss the county’s Diversion Center which builds upon a successful pilot program. The Center will help people with addiction, homelessness, and mental illness with services and options, instead of incarceration.

Snohomish County experiences around 18% of all heroin-related deaths in Washington although the county comprises only 10% of the state’s population. In 2016, approximately 1 out of every 6 heroin deaths in Washington state occurred in Snohomish County.

As part of Inslee’s comprehensive opioid package, he has proposed $500,000 in the supplemental operations budget for the pilot project. The estimated cost to operate the Diversion Center is $1.5 million annually. 

1:25 PM - Visit with Everett Community College ORCA’s Running Start students
Location: Port of Everett (1205 13th St #203, Everett)

The governor will meet with students studying marine science and discuss climate change and ocean acidification.

ORCA is an early college academy where students can earn up to two years of college credit while completing their high school education. Most students graduate with an associate’s degree in addition to a high school diploma. Two-thirds of ORCA graduates pursue a STEM bachelor’s of arts degree following their academy experience.

Day-of press contact: Tara Lee,, 360.688.3061