Councilman Nehring's June Newsletter

Snohomish County Newsdesk of Nate Nehring

Dear North County Neighbors,

May was a busy month on the Snohomish County Council. I have some exciting updates to share with you this month including our work on HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort), the Small Capital Projects Partnership grants, and the in-district County Council meeting held on May 22. 

As I have shared with you before, combatting the heroin and opioid epidemic and keeping our communities safe is a huge priority of mine. I started HOPE as a way to bring together stakeholders to find ways that we as a community can address this issue. After our May 8th meeting with community, education, and law enforcement leaders, we came away with some great outreach efforts to educate parents and youth about the dangers of drug abuse and strategies for prevention.

On May 9th, 2017, the County Council approved the Small Capital Projects Partnership grants. These grants were awarded to local non-profits that partnered with a public entity to fund projects that benefit the community. Two projects were selected in North County to receive $5,000 each. One of the projects includes improvements to Heritage Park in Stanwood. The Stanwood-Camano Little League partnered with the City of Stanwood to apply for this great project. The second project to receive funding is the off-leash dog park in Marysville. The Marysville Dog Owners Group partnered with the City of Marysville to receive this grant. I appreciate the hard work of these groups to create great outdoor spaces in North County for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The last thing I would like to highlight in this month’s newsletter is our in-district evening meeting that was held on May 22nd, 2017. Last year, the voters of Snohomish County passed an amendment to the County Charter which requires the County Council to hold at least one evening meeting in each of the five County Council districts per year. On May 22, the County Council met at the Marysville City Hall to host our meeting. I presided over the meeting and was happy to provide the residents of North Snohomish County an opportunity to participate in their County government by bringing it to them. Thank you to those who came out and participated in the meeting.

It is an honor to serve as your County Councilman and, as always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. 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