Councilman Nehring's August Newsletter

Snohomish County Newsdesk of Nate Nehring

Dear North County Neighbors,

August was a busy month in Snohomish County. As we move into September and the budget season, I am continuing to reach out and listen to you to forward your priorities on the Snohomish County Council.

We are just over halfway done with the Evergreen State Fair. I have been down to the Fair in Monroe several times and it is great to see all of the exhibitors showing their animals, produce, and art. According to numbers from the Parks Department, this year's fair broke the all time attendance record. I am happy to see so many Snohomish County residents visiting the fair and supporting our local businesses and exhibitors.

Last week, I toured some farms in North County with the Snohomish Conservation District. We toured a couple of dairy farms, a horse farm, and some of the other conservation projects in the district. I was impressed by the innovation of these farmers and some of the great work being done in North County. I also visited Arlington High School and met with high school FFA (Future Farmers of America) members. They showed me their 880-gallon rain barrel project to collect rain water to use in science classes and greenhouse projects.

I am happy to announce that on August 23rd, I joined Sheriff Ty Trenary, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, and Arlington Mayor Barb Tolbert to deliver a letter to County Executive Dave Somers requesting the North County law enforcement and embedded social worker pilot program in the 2018 budget. I will be working with my fellow councilmembers to get their support for this program as well. This focused effort on combatting drug abuse and homelessness in the Smokey Point, Marysville, and Arlington areas will help to provide relief to residents and businesses in North County.

The last item I want to make you aware of is the upcoming budget process. In late September, the County Executive will deliver his proposed budget to the County Council. After receiving the Executive’s budget, the County Council will begin receiving presentations from county departments and other stakeholders on the budget. As we move forward, the council will hold many meetings on the budget and I will continue to focus on fiscal responsibility and public safety in the 2018 budget.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me regarding any issues or ideas you have for our county government 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