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News from Terry Ryan

July 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

County successfully lobbies legislature for substance abuse funding

The opioid epidemic continues to ravage lives in our County.  To help us fight back, Snohomish County is receiving a grant for $200,000 for Medication Assisted Treatment in our County Jail.  We also pushed hard for a program to fund 10 nurse care managers. Unfortunately, those positions will be allocated statewide to geographic areas needing assistance the most.  We will definitely be applying to receive our fair share.

We also requested $192,000 to purchase Naloxone kits to help revive overdose victims.  No funding was included in the legislative budget for this project.  Thank you to our Snohomish County Senators that offered the only amendment in the operating budget that would have included this funding.  Although their amendment failed, they laid the groundwork for another request in the supplemental budget next session.

These are small steps in a very large battle.  I am committed to helping substance abuse victims get the help they need and ensuring law enforcement has the tools it needs to win its part of this war.

Community Transit Proceeding on 128th Street Widening Project

New lanes being added to aid Swift Green Line buses and traffic on congested overpasscourtesy of Community Transit

Community Transit

Construction officially gets underway this week on a project to add new right-hand lanes approaching a busy I-5 overpass in south Everett. To help speed buses along the Swift Green Line, new right-hand lanes are being created on 128th Street approaching I-5 in south Everett. There will be one new lane on each side of the freeway.

Heading west, the new right lane will be for buses and all traffic turning right onto northbound I-5. When a bus is present, the traffic signal gives the right-lane a green light a few seconds before the through lanes to allow the bus to get across the overpass.

Heading east, the new lane will be for all traffic turning right onto southbound I-5. The second lane in will be a bus-only lane to help get buses across the overpass.

Currently, it can take buses anywhere from 3 to 17 minutes to cross this busy overpass. This project will help buses stay on schedule, and will also benefit all traffic traveling across the overpass or entering I-5 from 128th Street.

This 128th Street project could take two summer construction seasons to complete, or it may be done by the end of this year. The final timeline depends on how much of the road work can be completed before October.

For more information and updates visit the project page on our website:

Snohomish County fastest growing large county in 2016

Courtesy of the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County


Updated U.S. Census estimates show that Snohomish County was the fastest growing large county in Washington in 2016. From July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016, the County grew by 2.27%, adding 17,455 residents. In total growth, only King and Pierce counties added more residents. King County was fourth in the nation in total growth, adding 35,714 residents.

The July 1, 2016 population estimate for Snohomish County was 787,620.

Of the 17,455 new residents to Snohomish County in 2016:

  • 4,187 from natural increase (births minus deaths)
  • 12,901 from migration
  • 2,425 from other nations
  • 10,476 from other counties and states

Since the last census in 2010, Snohomish County has added 74,312 people, second only to King County, which added 218,689 residents over the same period. Since 2010, Snohomish County was second only to King County amongst large county percentage growth at 10.42%.

Similar to the United States as a whole, the data revealed that Snohomish County's population is getting older. Persons 65 years and over grew from 10.3% of the population in 2010 to 12.8% in 2016. Persons under 18 years decreased from 24.4% of the population in 2010, to 22.8% in 2016. 

June 19 check presentation in Mountlake Terrace

MLT Check Presentation

Above: Mayor Pro Tem Kyoko Matsumoto-Wright, Terry, Mayor Jetty Smith, Councilmember Seaun Richards, Troop Co-Leaders Brandy and Jennifer, Councilmembers Bryan Wahl and Doug McCardle, 2nd row, Troop #43752 members Amanda, Dakoda, Emma, Ingrid, Sophia. Front row: Troop members Aubrey, Jaylin and Jazmyn

Congratulations to the City of Mountlake Terrace and Girl Scout Troop 43752 on their $5,000 grant from the Snohomish County Small Capital Partnership Project! The funds will go toward extending and improving the trail around Matt Hirvella Bicentennial Park. According to the terms of the grant, the project must be completed by December 31, 2017.

Mill Creek Business Association monthly luncheon

MCBA luncheon

Thank you to the Mill Creek Business Association for their invitation to speak at their monthly July luncheon.  It was an opportunity to update the membership on what Snohomish County is doing to attract more businesses and family wage jobs to our area. These meetings are also a great opportunity for me to hear from our constituents and local business leaders about their needs and what we at the County can do better.

The MCBA is also hosting the annual Mill Creek Festival this weekend. This is a FREE, fun, Family Friendly local community event that draws thousands of people every year to Mill Creek. Please see more information in the “District Events” section below!

Fernwood Elementary School to receive new soccer goals

Fernwood check presentation

Fernwood check presentation

Thank you to the members of the Fernwood Elementary School PTSA for their warm welcome on campus Friday, June 23rd!  Fernwood was another successful applicant for a grant as part of the Snohomish County Small Capital Partnership Project. The PTSA in partnership with the Northshore School District received $4,000 to purchase new playfield soccer goals.  I am always looking for ways to help young people in our district.

31st Annual Run of the Mill is a huge success

Run of the Mill:  Terry and Steve Knox

Run of the Mill: Terry and Steve Knox

Thank you to Steve Knox and Columbia Funding Mortgage for again sponsoring the 2017 Run of the Mill.  During the 31 years of this event, over $300,000 has been donated to the Linda Baltzell Cancer Patient Assistance Fund and Providence Everett Hospital and local high school track & cross country and swim teams. Each year, many runners (and walkers) from all over the state converge on Mill Creek to participate in this popular event.

Congratulations to Columbia Funding Mortgage and Steve Knox on another successful year!

Public Works Open House

Public Works Open House

Public Works Open House

Snohomish County Public Works hosted another public meeting on June 27 at the North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek. Public Works Staff answered questions regarding road projects including Seattle Hill Road, 35th Ave – Phases 1 and 2, 43rd Avenue and 196th St/Grannis Road.  I attended the event. It was great to meet and listen to our residents. Thank you to all who attended the meeting!

Brier Boy Scouts receive grant

Brier Boy Scouts receive check

Brier Boy Scouts receive check

Brier Boy Scout Troop #0060 and the City of Brier have been awarded a $3,200 grant as part of the Snohomish County Small Capital Partnership Project. They will use the money for the Locust Creek Park Trail Renovation. This is a terrific community service project. Congratulations to the Troop and their families!

Sundquist Family Movies in the Park

It’s time for the 2017 Sundquist Family Movies in the Park. These mov­ies will run for six consecutive Thurs­days beginning July 13 through August 17. Movies begin at dusk and are free to the public. The movies are shown at Willis Tucker Park Amphitheater right here in our district, 6705 Puget Park Drive, in the Gold Creek area.

Open seating begins at 7:30 p.m. Movie start times listed below are approximate depending on the day­light. All movies are rated PG, are ap­propriate and fun for the entire family. Admission is free but donations are gladly accepted to benefit the Snohom­ish County Parks Dept. Seating is on the grass so bring low back lawn chairs and blankets for comfort.


July 13 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” 9:35 p.m.

July 20 “Trolls” 9:27 p.m.

July 27 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” 9:18 p.m.

August 3 “Sing” 9:07 p.m.

August 10 “The Lego Batman Movie” 8:55 p.m.

August 17 “Moana” 8:41 p.m.

Snacks are available for purchase from the Mill Creek Lions Club. All proceeds support various youth and family projects. There will be pre-movie entertainment each week.

Thank you again to Larry Sundquist and his family for sponsoring Movies in the Park. This is a fun night out for families. We could not do this without their kindness and sponsorship.

Bring your family to the movies and I hope to see you there!

Movies in the Park

For more information visit:

District Events


Bothell Farmer’s Market at Country Village June 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Farmer's Market

Join us for the 20th annual Bothell Farmers Market season open every Friday, from June 2nd, through September 29th 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.

The market is located in the center parking lot of Country Village. Stock up on the best of the Northwest!

Stop by every Friday throughout the summer and pick up everything you need for the weekend. Buy fresh, feel fresh! Don’t miss FRESH FRIDAYS at the Bothell Farmers Market!

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

Park Ridge Community Market Wednesdays 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Community Market

Excitement is building for the Park Ridge Community Market Opening on June 7th from 4-8 pm at the corner of Maltby Rd and 39th in Bothell. Enjoy listening to the Sky View Jr. High Jazz Band as you shop with local merchants for fresh organic and pesticide free produce, berries, flowers, grass fed meat, range free eggs, handmade , homemade and eco-friendly items, honey, gifts,  kettle corn, cotton candy and much more.  Let the kids meet a little piggy and join in a contest to name him, learn about farms and animals, play on the Bouncy House and Race Cars. Have a bite to eat from one of our food trucks while getting to know your neighbors.  You may even get a chance to meet our local police and show how much you support them.  As you shop you will have your name put in for an end of the season drawing for a $500.00 Visa card as well as chances to win $10.00 certificates to be spent with the great vendors.  The more you shop throughout the summer, the better your chances to win the big prize. Come and join us Wednesdays beginning June 7th and help to “Re-create a Sense of Community.”

  • 3805 Maltby Rd., Bothell, WA 98012
  • 425-481-8801


Music in the Part at Brier Park

July 19th:
6:30 pm: Centerpiece
7:30 pm: The Mighty Dreadful Stringband
8:30:  Buzz Brump

Music * Food * Community

National Night Out
August 1st: 6:00 pm at Brier Park

night out

Let’s give crime & drugs a going away party!

· Live Local Music

· Sit Inside a Real Police Car

· Anti-Crime Give Aways

· Get Your Kids Fingerprinted

· Free Hot Dogs, Chips, Water

· Car Show

· Safety & Crime Prevention

· Display Booths

· Food Drive

· Huge Blow Up Toy for the Kids

Mill Creek

Mill Creek - Festival and Street Fair July 8 – July 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mill Creek Fest

Get out for a day of fun and entertainment at the Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair. This annual event includes three stages of live entertainment, local art booths, a kid plaza and kid rides, a beer and wine garden with extended hours, commercial booths and a pet plaza.

Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm (Beer Garden open until 7 pm)
Saturday Shuttle Hours: 7 am to 8 pm)
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm (Beer Garden open until 6 pm)
Sunday Shuttle Hours: 10 am to 7 pm

  • Mill Creek Blvd, Mill Creek, WA 98082
  • 425-673-6200

Make Some Noise with Pianos on Main

Pianos on Main

The City of Mill Creek’s newest art installation, Pianos on Main, invites people to play their hearts out on three pianos while visiting Mill Creek Town Center.   The pianos were donated by residents of Mill Creek and were refurbished with the help of Henry M. Jackson High School students. The pianos will be installed on Saturday, July 8, and will remain on the street through the final Art Walk on Thursday, Aug. 10.

People are invited to make music and enjoy the artistic talents of others. The piano locations include: 

15163 and 15217 Main St on the sidewalk underneath the covered bridge 

15418 Main Street at the bus stop across from Cold Stone Creamery  

15605 Main Street at the Central Market outside eating area plaza

Mill Creek Second Thursday Art Walk

Art Walk

Thursday, July 13

The Mill Creek Town Center will be hosting an Art Walk on July 13 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.

Mill Creek Summer Children’s Concerts Kick Off July 19

The Friends of the Mill Creek Library are co-sponsoring with the City of Mill Creek and other local sponsors to present four children’s summer concerts over four weeks at Library Park on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. These performances feature music, fun and laughs for children of all ages. Bring a picnic, a blanket and join the entertainment.


The concert schedule is as follows: 

July 19 – Nancy Stewart

July 26 – Alley Oop

August 2 – Tia Quackertunes

August 9 – Buck & Elizabeth

Admission is free, but a non-perishable food item donation to support the Mill Creek Community Food Bank is suggested. Parking is available at the Library parking lot and on the north side of the street off of 156th Street SE. For more information, visit

Community Invited to Participate in National Night Out on Aug. 1

Night Out

The community is invited to join the City of Mill Creek first responders for National Night Out on Aug. 1. Festivities will take place at Buffalo Park, located at 13401 44th Ave. SE between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

The Mill Creek Police Department also will stop by bock parties throughout Mill Creek, delivering KettleCorn and getting to know the community better. Learn more about the event or register a neighborhood block party at

Mountlake Terrace

Mountlake Terrace-Tour de Terrace July 28 – July 30, 2017

Tour De France

Tour de Terrace is the Seafair-Sanctioned, summer festival for Mountlake Terrace & neighboring communities. Presented by a small group of dedicated volunteers, this festival was created in 1993 to generate community spirit and pride. We invite families, businesses and visitors to celebrate in this family oriented, fun-filled festival.

Come watch the Tour de Terrace Parade! See celebrities, cool cars, amazing floats, drill teams, Mountlake Terrace High School Athletes, and so much more! And of course, the SeaFair pirates are on hand to "terrify" and delight the children!

Friday, July 29, 2016
Time 7:00 PM
Check-In at the Civic Center on 58th & 232nd SW

Notice Backpacks are prohibited and will be subject to search

Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show- 

Join us at are annual outdoor pancake breakfast! Eat delicious pancakes smothered in butter, syrup, or whatever! Also included, bacon, juice, and coffee!

5k Fun Run/Walk

22205 56th Avenue W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043


Mountlake Terrace - Summer Bazaar July 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Summer Bazaar

Join us for a fun-filled summer bazaar!

Enjoy give-a-ways, raffles, BBQ hot dogs, cotton candy, and a bake sale!

Sponsored by and hosted at Vineyard Park Senior Assisted Living & Memory Care Community. Proceedes go to raise money for the walk to End Alzheimer’s of Snohomish County “ The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

For more info, contact

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