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News from Terry Ryan

September 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

It’s time to go to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe!!!

Each year I look forward to attending the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe which opens on Thursday, August 24.  It’s just the right size to have something different for each member of the family and still have that County Fair feel.  A listing of events, costs, etc. is located at the end of this newsletter. 

For your convenience, Community Transit is running buses to the Fairgrounds during the Fair so there is no need to stress with traffic or parking.  For more information visit

I will be at the Fair several times over the 12 days.  Please feel free to come up and say hello.  I love talking with fellow fair-goers!

County Budget Process

The county executive is required by our charter to submit a proposed budget to the county council for its consideration.  The council may approve the budget, amend it, or write its own budget.

Last year, as county council chairman, I streamlined the council’s budget process by using best business practices gleaned from my private business experience.  Council accepted and agreed to the process and timelines. 

The result was better communication between the county council and executive’s office, a true budget schedule that set expectations, benchmarks, meeting dates scheduled in a progressive manner, presentations by all county departments and more direct input from our analysts.  All this was done in an open, collaborative and transparent process for the public. 

The result was a balanced, unanimously approved budget on November 14 (on time!).  I was told this is the earliest date the Snohomish County Council had ever approved its budget.  A very rewarding experience.  This is a great example of what our government can do when we all work together.

This new budget template will be used for this year’s budget process.

Human Rights Commission Opening

There is an opening for one position on the Snohomish County Human Rights Commission for a resident in County Council District 4.  District 4 includes unincorporated areas of Snohomish County as well as the cities of Bothell, Brier, Mill Creek and Mountlake Terrace.  Regular meetings for the Commission are the first Thursday of each month from 6:15 PM – 8 PM.  Meetings are on the county campus in the Drewel Building, Public Meeting Room #1, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett.

The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC) serves as an advisory body to the County Executive, County Council, Washington State Human Rights Commission, and other county officers and agencies in matters concerning human rights.

The Commission consists of nine members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation.  See Snohomish County Code Chapter 2.460 and from that page, search for 2.460.020.

For more information  on the Commission, contact via email:
Phone contact: Sherry Cuddy (425) 388-7308.

Applications may be submitted online or mailed.  For more information or an application, go to

Reports of 37 Opioid Overdoses Within Seven Days in Snohomish County

– information provided by the Snohomish Health District 

The Snohomish Health District recently reached out to first responders, medical providers, community leaders, and local partners last month asking for help in collecting data about opioid overdoses. The result: reports of 37 total overdoses in Snohomish County that appeared to be related to opioids, including three deaths.


Source: Snohomish Health District

In preparation for an upcoming ABC Nightline show airing later in August, the Health District and other jurisdictions across the country were asked to collect and share opioid overdose data from July 17-23.

 Key takeaways from the data analysis:

  • Based on preliminary reports, overdoses were predominantly related to heroin.
  • Overdoses were evenly split amongst genders, with 18 females and 19 males.
  • The youngest reported was 16 and the oldest was 52, with half of the overdoses being 21-30 years old.
  • When looking at race, 73% were identified as White.
  • Naloxone was administered in 70% of the reports, saving 24 lives.
  • Nearly half of the overdoses occurred between noon and 6 p.m.
  • Of the 37 overdoses, 38% did not have 911 called in response to their medical emergency.

It is important to note that the information collected was voluntary, so the data provided should not be construed as exhaustive or lab-confirmed. Discussions are underway on how to make short data collection periods like this one happen on a more regular basis moving forward.

District Events


Bothell Farmer's Market at Country Village - Fridays - Noon - 6pm.

Bothell Farmers


Join us for the 20th annual Bothell Farmers Market season open every Friday 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!

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

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
  • 425-488-2250

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


Park Ridge

Join the excitement every Wednesday through September 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 can 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. Join us every Wednesday as we “Re-create a Sense of Community.”

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

Bothell - Pirate Day at Country Village September 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 



Aye…..All hands on deck! Come in yer best pirate garb and follow the treasure map to find yer pirate booty! Different booty at each port!

Meet fer some fun, grub, and even a special visit from the Pirates of Treasure Island (Noon-3pm).

Wave yer flag if ye be attendin! See ye there if you dare! Aargh!

  • 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA
  • 425-483-2250 


Brier Park Provides Accessible Path

Having access to a safe place to walk can be an obstacle for many people who want to be active outdoors. The Brier Walks program encourages residents of all abilities to use Brier Park's ADA-accessible walking path, installed in the summer of 2014, and to keep track of their distance (walked or run) as a means to prevent disease and injury. The walking path and program are the first of their kind in Brier, and were made possible with support from the Verdant Health Commission.

Mill Creek

Summer Concert Series

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Forum (15111 Main St.)

Band:  Ventura Highway Revisited - Acoustic Music of the 70’s

Cost: Free


Run With Heart

Come walk, jog or run with us as we support the Ironheart Foundation and Colton's Army. This event has something for the whole family from the 5k and 8k to Kid's 1k and Toddler Dash.

Event Date:  Saturday, Sept. 16th 2017

McCollum Park 600 128th Street SE Everett, WA 98204

Race Day Schedule:
7:30 am – Day of Registration opens
8:30 am - Registration closes
9:00 am – 8k run/walk begins
9:10 am - 5k run/walk begins
10:00 am - Kid's 1k
10:15 am - Toddler Dash
10:30 am - 5k Awards ceremony
10:45 am – 8k Awards ceremony


Early Registration ends August 31st
Late/Day of Registration begins September 1st

5k Runners/Walkers
Early Registration $25
Late/Day of Registration $35

8k Runners/Walkers
Early Registration $35
Late/Day of Registration $45

Kids 1k and Toddler Dash
Early Registration $10
Late/Day of Registration $10

*Day of race registration will be available based on race availability.

Race Questions:
Contact Race Director Bobby Sorensen at

Wine Walk

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Join us on the last day of summer for a Wine Walk in the Mill Creek Town Center.  Come enjoy tastings from local wineries while you enjoy strolling down Main Street from 5-8pm on September 21st.

Tickets are $25.00 online and $35.00 at the door on September 21st.  Check in outside Boston’s Restaurant.  To purchase tickets go to

Mill Creek Town Center
15310 Main Street Mill Creek, WA 98012

Mountlake Terrace

Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show September 23 – October 8, 2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Arts of the Terrace


Enjoy paintings, prints, calligraphy, drawings, miniatures, photography, 3-dimensional and artisans' works by top local and regional artists. 

This is one of the best art shows in the region and attracts over 200 guests each year. The Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission and the Friends of the Arts sponsor the Arts of the Terrace at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Monday-Thursday, 12-6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 12-5 p.m.
Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

  • 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
  • 425-771-7068 


Everything you need to know about the 109th Evergreen State Fair -- Snohomish County's largest family friendly event!

Harvest the Memories


Opening Day of the 109th annual Evergreen State Fair is Thursday, August 24.  Below is a quick list of Fair highlights.

General Information
Thursday, August 24, 2017 through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017

Fair Hours:
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. August 24 through September 3 
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. September 4

Carnival Hours:
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. August 24 through September 3 
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. September 4 

Adults- $12 
Youth (6-15) - $8 
Seniors (62-89) - $8 
Active Military with I.D. - $8 
Kids (5 and under) - FREE 
Seniors (90+) - FREE 

See list below for Special Admission Days!

For all other information about the Evergreen State Fair, visit!

What’s New?

Clean Air Fair
For the health and safety of all our guests, we are proud to be a Clean Air Fair in 2017! Smoking or vaping of any kind is prohibited inside the Fairgrounds or within 25 feet of the entrances. The Fairgrounds is not only a place of employment for many hardworking staff members, but is also a public place for children and families to recreate. Thank you for helping keep our air clean! 

Extended Hours on Labor Day
Due to the desire for a never-ending Fair, we have extended our evening hours on Labor Day to 9:00 p.m.! Please check the daily schedules for barn closing times.

Fairfest 3-on-3 Basketball Extended Days
Back by popular demand is the second annual Fairfest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, but this year with one added day! The Fairfest Tournament is August 24-26 with divisions for youth, high school, and adult teams! This year don’t miss out on skills and shooting competitions, prizes, and guest speakers Slick and Donald Watts on August 24 and 25. Learn more at

Butterfly Exhibit
Introducing a fun new opportunity for all ages! Butterfly Adventures will be onsite throughout the Fair for guests to feed, interact with, and learn about butterflies! Additional fees apply. 

Concert Series
Monday, August 28- for KING & COUNTRY (Christian)
Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m. 
Cost is $29-44, groups of 10 or more use code EVERGREEN for $5 off 

Tuesday, August 29- Josh Turner (Country)
Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m. 
Cost is $32-55 

Wednesday, August 30- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Rock)
Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m. 
Cost is $32-55 

Thursday, August 31- Kenny Loggins (Singer/Song Writer)
Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m. 
Cost is $35-58 

Friday, September 1- Trace Adkins (Country)
Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m. 
Cost is $35-58 

All concert tickets include gate admission to the Fair (a $12 value). Tickets can be purchased at or at the Fair Pass Booth beginning August 7 through day of concert. Learn more at

Fair on a Budget

 Special Admission Days

  • Thursday, August 24 - Opening Day: FREE admission until 3 p.m. with a non-perishable food donation of three items per person. Sponsored by King 5, KCMS and the Herald.
  • Friday, August 25 - Blue Friday: Adults wearing Seahawk gear receive $2 off gate admission until 2 p.m. Also, be one of the first 1,000 people to visit the Jones Soda booth for a FREE blue Jones Soda! Sponsored by Black Pine Spas and Jones Soda.
  • Monday, August 28 - Senior Day: All Senior Citizen’s age 62 and wiser receive FREE admission all day long! Sponsored by Brookdale and KIXI.
  • Tuesday, August 29 - 2 for 1 Tuesday: Buy one gate admission, receive a second admission of equal value for FREE. Sponsored by NW Chevy Dealers.
  • Wednesday, August 30 - Family Day: $5 gate admission for everyone ages 6-89 until 5p.m. Sponsored by DISH, Sleep Number and Warm 106.9.
  • Thursday, August 31 - Kid’s Day: Kids 15 and under receive FREE admission all day! Sponsored by Snap Dog Printing and Movin’ 92.5.
  • Friday, September 1 - Armed Forces Day: FREE admission for military and first responders with valid ID. Sponsored by Black Pine Spas, 94.1 KMPS and 100.7 The Wolf.
  • Monday, September 4- Labor Day: $2 off gate admission for everyone! (Fair closes at 9 p.m.) Sponsored by Xfinity and 100.7 The Wolf.

Kids 5 and under are always FREE!

Free Activities

There are HUNDREDS of free things to do at the Fair that are included with your gate admission price! Here’s a list of a few of them to get you started on planning your day at the Fair!

•Petting Zoo - Come interact with a wide variety of animals including a wallaby, potbelly pig, fallow deer pygmy goats and more! Sponsored by Speedway Chevrolet and RV Center! Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (closes at 8:00 p.m. on Labor Day)

•Farmer for a Day Display - Little ones are sure to enjoy their time being a farmer in this interactive display! Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closes at 7 p.m. on Labor Day).

•Display Halls - Did you know we have over 24,000 entries in the Fair every year? Wander down the rows of incredible handmade and homemade goods, arts, foods and more!

•International Lumberjack Show - Watch as axes are thrown, logs are rolled and Lumberjacks race to the top of 60 foot poles! This family friendly event will be sure to have your jaws dropped. Daily shows at 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (no 7:00 p.m. show on Labor Day).

•Sow and Litter Display - Every year Farmer Miller’s pig gives birth to baby piglets! Stop by barn #513 to see how old they are when you visit!

•Sky Valley Antique Tractor Display - Come visit area #638 to see the large collection of antique tractors! If you have little ones, they can race around a roped off track in a tractor their own size!

•Crazy Animal Races - The only show where you can watch a duck, pig and goat all race each other! This family friendly show is sure to please viewers of all ages! Sponsored by Les Schwab Tires. Daily shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

•Western Heritage Museum - Stop in for an interactive museum experience like none other! Touch and see history from Northwest Washington like logging, mining, agriculture and more! Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (closes at 7:00 p.m. on Labor Day).

For more information about the Evergreen State Fair visit

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