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News from Terry Ryan

May 2017

Terry Ryan's eNewsletter

Terry Ryan

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


Pam Pruitt, Legislative Aide

First WIN sidewalk project completed

6th Ave Sidewalk project April 2017
April 4th Employee Appreciation gathering to celebrate the completion of the first sidewalk project as part of the WIN program

The first sidewalk project under Snohomish County’s new WIN program (Walkways in Neighborhoods) was completed in March 2017.  Approximately 550 linear feet of sidewalk, curb, and gutter to fill in gaps in the pedestrian networks on both sides of 6th Ave W between 170th PL SW and 164th St. SW. 

I proposed the WIN program in late 2015.  It sets aside an additional $575,000 per year to accelerate filling in the gaps in sidewalks within urban growth areas most affected by growth.  It is funded by a 1% increase in the County Road Fund which will cost the average homeowner $5.00 per year. 

Sidewalk connections are a safety and quality of life issue.  This fund will help pedestrians move safely between neighborhoods and our schools. Future projects include new sidewalk connections on:

  1. 39th Ave SE
  2. 204th St. SW
  3. Damson Road
  4. Sunset Road
  5. 51st Ave SE 

I look forward to additional successful sidewalk projects to improve the safety for our residents.

Snohomish County Grants $100K for Mill Creek Sports Park Refurbishment

Courtesy of the City of Mill Creek

Snohomish County Grants $100K for Mill Creek Sports Park Refurbishment
Councilmembers Vincent Cavaleri and Mark Bond, Mayor Pam Pruitt, County Councilman Terry Ryan, Councilmembers Donna Michelson, Sean Kelly and Mike Todd

Snohomish County Councilmember Terry Ryan presented a check to the Mill Creek City Council at its April 4 meeting for a $100,000 grant to refurbish Freedom Field at the Mill Creek Sports Park. The Snohomish County funding will go toward replacing the field turf, upgrading the lighting system to LED lights and installing an ADA-accessible gate by the third-base dugout.

“We are always looking for opportunities to partner with local communities for the benefit of sports activities,” said Ryan. “It is a personal passion of mine to keep kids healthy, happy and active.”

The new LED lighting is anticipated to last for 20 years, which is a four-fold increase in longevity and is significantly less expensive to operate. The lights will reduce the power consumption for Freedom Field by an estimated 63 percent, according to Snohomish County PUD.

Engineering and design work is slated to begin later this year. The construction will be deferred until late spring 2018. The work should be completed in summer 2018.

The presentation by Ryan demonstrated his ongoing contributions to Mill Creek. Ryan, a 20-year soccer coach for premier and high school teams, was instrumental in the development of the Mill Creek Sports Park. During his 17 years on the Mill Creek City Council, he worked to develop the Mill Creek Town Center and the nearby sports park.

“County Councilmember Ryan’s foresight and dedicated work in our community has proven to be a lynchpin for our tourism efforts,” said City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto. “This corridor in northwest Mill Creek continues to evolve as a draw for those in the city and from the surrounding area.”

“Tourism is a $1 billion industry for Snohomish County,” said Ryan. “Working closely with communities like Mill Creek, we can continue to build tourism as an economic driver for the county. Recreation and tourism benefits retailers, restaurants, service providers, cities, the county – and ultimately the taxpayers. This $100,000 grant has a significant return on investment for Snohomish County.”

U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene holds Town Hall meeting


I was honored to introduce our Congresswoman Suzan DelBene at the recent Town Hall meeting held on April 11 at Glacier Peak High School, where over 200 people attended.  For over 90 minutes she answered questions on everything from health care to working in the new Congress.  It was a very informative event.

For anyone who did not have their question answered or has a question on any topic, you can contact Congresswoman DelBene at her web site:

Rep. Rick Larsen visits Mountlake Terrace Senior Center

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center Open House
Congressman Rick Larsen, Mayor Pro Tem Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, Councilmember Seaun Richards and Terry Ryan

Congressman Rick Larsen visited the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center on April 19 to give residents an update on what was happening in the "other" Washington.  He also took time to listen to constituent concerns and talk about his latest challenges.  Thank you for your visit Congressman Larsen!

Meeting with Mountlake Terrace Business Association

Meeting with Mountlake Terrace Business Association
Carl Baker, Terry Ryan, Jeanette Davelaar, Mayor Jerry Smith, Eleanore Marave and Maria Ellis

The Mountlake Terrace Business Association invited me to its April 19 meeting to speak about Snohomish County and what we are doing to help local businesses.  It was a pleasure to talk with them about my involvement with the Puget Sound Regional Council as Vice President of the Economic Development Board and our efforts to bring more family wage jobs to Snohomish County.  I appreciated the opportunity for them to share their perspectives and needs with me.  Thank you for the invitation to attend your meeting!

Work begins on Seattle Hill Road

April 20, 2017 Groundbreaking

Construction has started on Seattle Hill Road between 132nd Street SE and 35th Ave SE. Improvements will include widening the road to three lanes including a center turn lane and adding bike lanes, curbs and sidewalks. 

The estimated project construction cost is $9.2 million. Approximately 44 percent of the construction cost is from Federal Surface Transportation funding, distributed by the Puget Sound Regional Council. An additional 44 percent is funded by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board. The remaining construction funding is provided by the City of Mill Creek and Snohomish County. 

Over 15,000 cars and 67 school bus routes use Seattle Hill Road every day. This project will help ease backups and improve safe pedestrian connections between neighborhoods.

This is the first of four significant projects to improve the traffic flow for our communities.  I’m excited that another project is being completed in our district.

Construction is expected to last through the summer of 2018.

Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

Lynnwood Chamber ribbon cutting April 2017

Congratulations to the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce on its move to new office space at Heritage Park.  Thank you for the invitation to the Chamber's Grand Opening and ribbon cutting on April 20th.  Best wishes for much success!

Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day
Council Vice Chair Stephanie Wright, Council Chair Brian Sullivan and Councilmember Terry Ryan

Thank you to the Snohomish County Labor Council for inviting me to its annual Workers Memorial Day commemoration on April 26th.  This event honors those workers who lost their lives in 2016 to accidents, illness and workplace violence.  The “Reading of the Names” of those that were lost is always a moving experience.  It was a privilege to attend this year’s memorial.

North Creek Forest Dedication

North Creek Forest Dedication

Governor Jay Inslee visited Snohomish County On Friday, April 28 for the dedication of the North Creek Forest.  This is a 64 acre park that is a mile long and up to 1/3 mile wide.  It stretches from Canyon Park Junior High School to the North Creek wetlands near the UW Bothell campus.  It contains seven streams and nine wetlands.  I am proud to help secure a $10,000 grant from Snohomish County to help with the design of this important park land.

Thank you to all those who have worked for years to protect this critical ecological site including the Friends of North Creek, Bothell City Council, King County Conservation Futures and Snohomish County.

North Creek Forest Dedication2
Terry Ryan, Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr, Mayor Andy Rheaume, Councilmembers Tris Samberg and James McNeal

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center Open House

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center Open House2
Mayor Jerry Smith, Former County Councilman Dave Gossett, Terry Ryan and Former State Representative Al O'Brien

The public was invited to celebrate the senior center’s 20th Anniversary on April 29. The center formally incorporated and became a nonprofit organization in 1997. 

I would also like to thank Mike Cooper for his many years of service to our community.  In addition to serving 25 years with the Shoreline Fire Department, he served four terms in the legislature, as a member of the Snohomish County Council, was Mayor of Edmonds and four years as executive director of the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center.  A “surprise” retirement party for Mike was held on Monday, May 8. I hope everyone had a chance to thank Mike for his service.

District Events


Bothell - 7th Annual Puget Sound Classic Basketball Tournament May 13 – May 14, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Washington Tournament Association hosts a variety of youth basketball tournaments from October to July each year.  7th Annual Puget Sound Classic basketball tournament offers four game guarantee for boys and girls teams.  Divisions include 3rd grade to high school teams.  The tournament games will be played at Lynnwood High School, Bothell High School, Lakeside High School, Lakeside Middle School, and Shoreline Community College.  The tournament is an AAU-Sanctioned basketball tournament.  All players and coaches mush have a current AAU membership on file.  Registration deadline is May 5, 2017.  In 2016, this tournament had a record 158 basketball teams competing over the two days.

  • 18218 North Road, Bothell, WA 98012
  •  (206) 523-4293

Opening Day at the Bothell Farmers Market at Country Village June 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Opening Day at the Bothell Farmers Market at Country Village


Help us kick off the 20th annual Bothell Farmers Market season on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 from noon to 6pm.

The Bothell Farmers Market features a large variety of in-season, locally grown produce, straight from the farm! Pick up fresh cut flower bouquets, locally grown berries, homemade baked goods, fresh bread, eggs, organic fruits & veggies, oil & vinegar, honey, coffee, loose leaf tea, & jams! We sell handmade items from local artisans including jewelry, candles, & more.

Visitors will enjoy live music and the beautiful grounds of Country Village, in addition to forty locally owned shops and restaurants.

Children can get their face painted and receive a balloon animal from Zero & Somebuddy!

The market is located in the center parking lot of Country Village. Stop by every Friday from June 2nd through September 29th and pick up everything you need for the weekend.

For more information or applications, visit the Farmers Market tab on our website:

Country Village is located just two miles north of Bothell or one mile south of Canyon Park, on the Bothell-Everett Highway, or take exit #26 off I-405 and go south one mile.

  • 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021
  • 425-483-2250


Don't Drip and Drive

Drivers can learn basic car care and get a free oil-leak inspection at the auto leaks workshops offered by the Department of Ecology and the Don't Drip and Drive program. In addition to a free professional inspection, the class ($125 value) will cover how to check basic systems, vital fluids, belts, hoses, filters and much more.

Dates: Many dates and times available now through May 2017.

More information:

Mill Creek

Map Your Neighborhood

May 17, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Council Chambers

If the ‘Big One’ struck five minutes from now, would you, your loved ones, and your pets survive? How would you or your children get home if you’re not there? If you’re hurt, who would help? These questions and more will be answered at free Map Your Neighborhood workshops in Mill Creek this year. The workshops also will provide Mill Creek residents and people from surrounding area neighborhoods with other survival tips about how pulling together as a neighborhood can save lives when disaster strikes. If a massive disaster strikes, you and your family’s best chance of survival is with your neighbors helping neighbors. Map Your Neighborhood training is one of the best ways to be alerted to the danger and to learn how to prepare to survive.

More information:

Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony - Friday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Memorial Day 2017

Please join our community for a commemorative ceremony at the Mill Creek Veterans Monument located next to Library Park. The ceremony includes remarks from the mayor, a prayer from the Mill Creek police chaplain, and singing of the National Anthem by the Mill Creek Chorale during the raising of the flag. Community members will have an opportunity to pay their respects by laying carnations at the monument to honor those who have given their life in the service of our country.

Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m.


Join the Mill Creek community in honoring those who have died in active service to the United States. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. down Main Street, ending at City Hall.  It will wind down Main Street, starting at from LA Fitness in the Mill Creek Town Center and ending at City Hall. The parade will highlight the veterans in the Mill Creek community and honor members of local families who died in service.

Japanese Flower Arranging: Exhibition & Show
June 4, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Large Community Room

Created by local masters and advanced students, the show presents over 25+ traditional fresh flower arrangements that represent the Ikenobo School of Ikebana. Learn Japanese Flower Arranging at 2 p.m. in a free one-hour lesson and demonstration. Presented by Yoshi Erickson.

 Mill Creek Second Thursday Art Walk
June 8, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mill Creek Town Center 15310 Main Street Mill Creek, WA 98012 United States

 The Mill Creek Town Center will be hosting an Art Walk on June 8th from 5-8pm. This is a free event and is fun for the whole family. Walk the Town Center and enjoy art from local artists. Look for the information booth by Boston’s to get your map for the event.

Mountlake Terrace

Suzie Beringer Painting Exhibit
Monday, May 1 – 31, 2017

Suzie Beringer is a calligrapher who makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in commercial art with a life time passion for calligraphy. As an artist, Suzie loves the challenge and discovery that lettering on different surfaces brings.

Location:  Mountlake Terrace Library

Address:  23300 58th Avenue West

                Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Frankie Gollub Painting Exhibit
Thursday, June 1 – 30, 2017

Frankie Gollub Painting Exhibit

Frankie Gollub studied at Richard Bland College where he decided to pursue a career in painting. Several years later he attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned a BFA in the Painting and Printmaking Program. Living in the Pacific Northwest fosters his love for landscape painting.

Location:  Mountlake Terrace Library

Address:  23300 58th Avenue West

                Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

2017 Ice Fest Skating Competition June 1 – June 4, 2017 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

2017 Ice Fest Skating Competition

Seattle Skating Club is hosting their annual Ice Fest Skating Competition at Olympic View Ice Arena in Mountlake Terrace.  Figure skaters from Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Washington compete in this four-day competition.  Both junior, senior and adult divisions are available for figure skaters to compete in.  The Ice Fest Skating Competition is open to the general public to come and watch these upcoming figure skaters.  The competition is sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating.

Several restaurants are within a short distance of the Olympic View Ice Arena for both competitors and spectators to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner before or after the competition.

    22202 70th Avenue West, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

    (425) 672-6885

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