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News from Brian Sullivan

January 2018

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

Happy New Year!  May 2018 bring much happiness and peace to you and your family.

New Year, New Chair

Full Council Pic
Council Vice-Chair Terry Ryan, Nate Nehring, Same Low, myself, Council Chair Stephanie Wright

Every year the County Council votes for a new Chair and Vice-Chair.  I had the privilege of being Chair in 2017.  At our first meeting on January 2nd, we voted and it was unanimous -- the Chair is Stephanie Wright and the Vice-Chair is Terry Ryan.  Congratulations Chair Wright, I look forward to a sucessfull year with you at the helm.

Angel of the Winds Arena


The Everett Public Facilities District and Angel of the Winds Casino Resort have reached an agreement on a 10-year naming-rights partnership through 2028.  The casino paid $3.4 million for the naming rights.  Exterior and interior signage will take place over the next couple months.

The arena, which is an $83.3 million multi-purpose complex, opened as Everett Events Center in 2003.  Naming rights were sold to Comcast in 2007, renamed the arena to Comcast Arena at Everett, then in 2014 the name was changed to Xfinity Arena.

Angel of the Winds Arena is home to the Everett Silvertips, and has also hosts a variety of events, concerts, and performances.

Congratulations, Senator Wagoner

Keith Wagoner being sworn in by Snohomish County Presiding Judge Linda Krese

Back in November, Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, was appointed director of rural development for Washington state, leaving a vacant position in the 39th District.  This district encompasses Skagit, Snohomish and King Counties.  On January 3rd a joint meeting with King County council members, Skagit County commissioners and Snohomish County Council took place in our council chambers, to vote and appoint a senator to fill this seat.  Three worthy candidates were put forward by the Republican Party:  Keith Wagoner, Elizabeth Scott and Georgene Faries.  With a unanimous 9-0 vote, Keith Wagoner was appointed.

Congratulations, Senator.  I am confident you will fight in Olympia for the interests of our constituents and will serve the 39th well.

Nominate an Evergreen State Fair Honoree

If you know of an individual in the community who has spent significant time and energy making the Fair a fun and educational place for all, please consider nominating them as the 2018 Fair Honoree. Submissions are due January 31, 2018 and the Fair Honoree will be announced at the Fair Kick-Off Dinner in March 2018. The recognition includes many highlights: the Honoree will ride in the Monroe Fair Days Parade; be the guest of honor at the Opening Day Ceremony; and be highlighted in the Fair Program. For a list of previous Evergreen State Fair Honorees, click here.

Learn more at

Heritage Preservation Grant Program Accepting Applications

Snohomish County’s Community Heritage Grant Program is currently accepting grant applications from public and nonprofit agencies for 2018. The County has more than doubled the amount of grant funds available in the program from $75,000 in 2017 to $200,000 in 2018. It is hoped the increased funding will help to preserve even more of Snohomish County’s history and culture. The due date for applications is January 30, 2018.

Applications are available online or by contacting Hal Gausman, Snohomish County Parks Cultural Resource Manager (360) 805-6729 or email at

District 2 Events


Silvertips at Angel of the Winds Arena

Click here for schedule.


Established in the Western Hockey League in 2003, Everett Silvertips hockey is one of the top sports attractions in Snohomish County and the Greater Seattle area. All home games are played at Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett.

In addition to qualifying for the playoffs in each season of existence, the Silvertips have won five U.S. Division Championships, a WHL Regular Season title and a Western Conference Championship.

This franchise has produced 17 NHL draft picks and seen 19 alumni players advance to play in the NHL while entertaining over two million fans in its history.

XTreme International Ice Racing

January 13   7:30-9:30 PM

Ice Racing

Xtreme International Ice Racing is a night of pure adrenaline featuring lightning quick Speedway Motorcycles and ATVs racing on a thick, oval track of ice. What separates the bikes from other forms of racing is the NO BRAKES ALLOWED rule! All machines are equipped with razor sharp steel studded tires and are capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.

Ice Racing consists of heats where riders earn points to qualify for the main event. Qualifying heats consist of four riders racing handlebar-to-handlebar for four laps. There are a total of twenty to twenty-five heat races during the event.

Tickets cost from $10-$30. All prices include facility fee. Additional fees apply when purchasing online or over the phone. Prices increase $5 day of the event.

Doors open at 6:30PM.


USA Jr Badminton NW Open Regional Championships


The USAB Jr Open Regional Tournament will take place from Saturday to Monday, January 13-15. Players of the tournament may practice for free on the Friday before the tournament begins (January 12). Click here for updated tournament information


Lecture Series
January 18, 5:00 PM


Matthew War Bonnet, Lakota Elder
Discuss boarding school experience and Lakota history.

Event Location: HCC Longhouse Room.

Matthew will continue his discussion on memories of his early childhood, boarding school experience, and healing journey.

Scheduled to appear. This event is included in the cost of admission.

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