Snohomish County Council - District 2, Brian Sullivan Newsletter

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News from Brian Sullivan

June 2017

Brian Sullivan's eNewsletter


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


Robert Knoll, Legislative Aide

We've been busy since since the last eNewsletter!  Here are just a few recent items we've been working on.  Also included are some fun June activities in District 2 to check out.  If you have specific concerns or questions, please give me a call or send me an email.  It is an honor to represent you on the County Council and I pledge to help you however I can. 

Everett Station Area

The Snohomish County 2016 budget includes a $5,000 appropriation for professional services to generate recommendations to support development, redevelopment and revitalization of the Everett Station area through facilitated workshops with experts and key stakeholders.  Snohomish County has contracted with HopeWorks Social Enterprises.  HopeWorks will partner with the Everett Station District Alliance and Forterra NW on the workshops and a written report documenting recommendations for action.  The Everett Station area is a roughly 200-acre light industrial and commercial area surrounding the Everett Station transportation hub located adjacent to downtown Everett and partially within the Downtown Everett Regional Growth Center.  The city's comprehensive plan identifies the area for high-density, mixed-use, and transit-oriented redevelopment.  The city has also begun a subarea planning process (called Metro Everett) for a larger area comprising the Everett Station area, downtown Everett, and adjacent areas.  We look forward to working with HopeWorks and hearing the recommendations presented for making the Everett Station more usable for all. 

NW Innovation Resource Center Recipient of $10,000 Grant

Being an entrepreneur myself, I'm passionate about small business in Snohomish County.  The NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC) is a wonderful organization that works with Snohomish County entrepreneurs and inventors, helping bring their ideas to life.  Entrepreneurs thrive when resources essential for their growth are available.  These include business experts providing advice and investment funding options for starting their business.  I am supportive of  NWIRC as they work with education institutions and others in Snohomish County to create an Innovation Center in Everett, which will be a hub for services and resources for entrepreneurs.  

NWIRC Power Event at Weyerhaeuser Room, Everett Transit Center

Small Capital Project Partnership Grants

Because the County Council recognizes the value of small neighborhood parks and activity centers and the difficulties encountered funding them, on May 9, 2017, the County Council approved the Small Capital Project Partnership Grants.  Partnership grants were awarded to local non-profits that partner with a public entity to fund projects that benefit the community.  Two projects were selected in District 2.  Forest View Elementary PTA partnered with Everett Public Schools for a special needs playground at Forest View Elementary and will receive $8,542.  Mukilteo Little League partnered with Snohomish County Parks for an outfield fence at Paine Field Community Park and will receive $5,651.  I'm confident both the Forest View Elementary special needs playground and the Paine Field Community Park will benefit children for many years to come.

Hawthorne Elementary
Hawthorne Elementary, 2016 Small Capital Project Partnership Grant Recipient

June 12 Night Meeting in District 2

In November, 2016, Snohomish County citizens voted to pass Proposition 5 which requires the Snohomish County Council to hold an evening meeting in each County Council district at least once each calendar year.  It also requires a public hearing be held in the evening on the proposed budget presented by the County Executive and on any proposed ordinance to adopt, amend, or repeal a county comprehensive plan; and repeal inconsistent transition provisions.  Each public meeting includes a public comment period.  The Council encourages the public to attend these meetings as they are able, and to come with ideas and suggestions for the Council as they start to plan for the County's 2018 budget.  The night meeting for District 2 is scheduled for Monday, June 12 at 6:00 in the County Council Chambers, Jackson Board Room, 8th Floor, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett.

Tour of USS Sampson

USS Sampson
County Councilmembers met with leadership of Naval Station Everett to discuss shared priorities and also were given a tour of the USS Sampson by Commanding Officer Mark Lakamp.

District 2 Events

EVERETT - Sorticulture June 9-11

Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival is a 3 day event being held from June 9th to June 11th, 2017 at Legion Memorial Park in Everett. Sorticulture features hand-crafted art for the garden and specialty nurseries, display gardens and designers, food fair, wine garden, free kids' activities and live music.


EVERETT - Wetmore Food Truck Fridays in June 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

The Washington State Food Truck Association partners with the City of Everett to bring you the first food truck lot on Wetmore Avenue.  The arts-centric plaza at 2710 Wetmore Avenue, with plenty of outdoor seating, is a location chosen by city planners and will host 2 to 3-trucks at a time. “Food Truck Fridays” from 11am - 2pm, will run as a pilot program to see if this is a viable location and one that is popular with the community.

Food Truck

MUKILTEO Historic Flight Biplane Weekend June 10-11

Biplane Weekend at Historic Flight: Biplane weekend has flying demonstrations and opportunities for rides throughout the weekend. They also have Fifi, the only flying B-29 in existence stopping by, and if you're into it, you can take a ride on for $600-$3,500! Tour among as many as 60 restored biplanes invited on the basis of their uniqueness and quality restoration. Speak with the owner/pilots about the challenges and rewards of open-cockpit flight. Watch formations form above Paine Field, or better yet, get a ride in a biplane that joins a formation. Historic Flight Foundation is grateful to the biplane owners of the Northwest for their untiring efforts to preserve their aircraft and their willingness to assemble for this event.


TULALIP - Salmon Ceremony June 17

The annual salmon ceremony is when the Tulalip Tribes honor the first king salmon of the season and bless the fishermen that work the tribal fisheries.


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