Councilman Nate Nehring's March Newsletter

Snohomish County Newsdesk of Nate Nehring

Dear North County Neighbors,

It has been a little over a month since I was appointed to the Snohomish County Council and I could not be happier to serve you in this role. Over the course of the past month I have been meeting with constituents, county staff, and regional stakeholders to learn about the important issues that North County residents face and what we can do at the county to address them.

I was appointed Chair of the County Council Planning and Community Development Committee. As Chair, I plan on taking a comprehensive approach to how the Council addresses development, land use, and planning issues by encouraging hearty debate and stakeholder input so that we make well-informed decisions.

In addition to this council committee, I serve on a number of outside committees. I will be serving on the leadership board of Snohomish County Tomorrow, which is a group made up of representatives from the County and Snohomish County Cities to work on planning and development issues. I am also a member of the Snohomish County Performance Audit Committee, Economic Alliance Aerospace in Action, the Health District Board, the Water Resource Inventory Area 5 committee, and the Washington State Association of Counties Federal Legislative Steering Committee. 

I would like to share a grant opportunity for communities in North County. The council has a program called the Small Capital Projects Partnership (SCPP) which provides funding for projects by local entities which have partnered with a public entity (county, cities, and school, park, and utility districts). There is $10,000 available for North County to assist with projects including park, street, road, sidewalks, lighting, bridge construction or rehabilitation. For a full list of eligible projects and the application for the SCPP, please visit this link. The application deadline is March 31st. 

There is a great upcoming event hosted by the Snohomish County Labor Council on April 4, 2017 called Trade UP! Trade UP! is a one-day, interactive event that gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with various trade jobs in Snohomish County. From driving a Community Transit bus or UPS vehicle, to pouring concrete and operating a fire hose, students have the chance to learn about different jobs from the professionals who do them. Trade UP! is available to all teens ages 16-18 in Snohomish County. The event is free but space is limited to 60 participants. Visit to sign up. 

I will be sending out newsletters on a monthly basis to keep you informed about what I am working on and how I am representing the residents of North Snohomish County on the County Council. Please feel free to reach out to me at 425-388-3494 or


Nate Nehring
Councilman, District 1

Nate Nehring

Snohomish County Council
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609
Everett, Washington 98201
8th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building 
Phone: 425-388-3494


Russell Wiita, Legislative Aide