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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 Council

The County Council unanimously elected Stephanie Wright to serve as Chair of the County Council for 2018. 

I am honored to have the unanimous support of my peers who elected me to serve as Vice-Chair of the Council. 

I want to congratulate Councilman Brian Sullivan for his service as the previous Council Chair.  Brian has been a long time public servant, and he brought many years of experience to our Council.

Your County Council is committed to working together for the betterment of Snohomish County.

Restricted Hiring Ordinance

The Snohomish County Council passed a new Restricted Hiring Process Ordinance with a unanimous 5-0 vote at our January 17th Public Hearing. The new Ordinance applies to management exempt employees. When a vacancy occurs, each department will need to come to our Council and seek approval before advertising and filling the position. If the position is absolutely needed and funds are available, Council can authorize the position to be filled.

This Ordinance is the first of several initiatives Council is pursuing so we can get ahead of our tightening budgets as opposed to waiting until the next annual budget cycle. We will have public hearings on each new Ordinance. I will keep you posted on this!

Fighting for Snohomish County in Olympia

Councilmember Ryan with Senator Palumbo talking just off the Senate floor.


Part of my job as a County Council member is to represent my constituents in Olympia. On January 19, I met with several different legislators to discuss Snohomish County's need for road funding as well as programs to help the homeless and addicted. I'm always ready to drive to Olympia to testify on a bill or talk with legislators when it makes a difference for our County.

Congratulations to Angel of the Winds Casino

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Councilman Ryan with Tribal Chair Shawn Yannity


On January 16, Angel of the Winds Casino, located north of Arlington, held a groundbreaking for their new 300,000 square ft. addition that is expected to cost over $60,000,000.  It will include a new steakhouse, buffet, bowling alley, additional slots and gaming tables, a conference hall/concert site and a parking garage.  Completion is scheduled for summer 2019.

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Congratulations on your new expansion!

Arena Sports Grand Opening

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Don Crowe, CEO of Arena Sports, and Councilman Ryan


Arena Sports is now officially open with the huge grand opening event held on January 25.  The indoor recreational complex is located at 13518 Bothell-Everett Highway.  Recreational amenities include: three indoor soccer fields, warm-up fields, bubble soccer, eight bowling lanes, multi floor laser tag, inflatable play area, party rooms, kitchen and dining areas, arcade games and four lane mini-bowling.  Over 1,000,000 visitors are expected annually.

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Councilman Ryan and Fred Fillbrook, Publisher of the Mill Creek View, at the Arena Sports Grand Opening


The quality of the facility is very impressive.  Arena Sports spared no expense in building a premier recreational and entertainment facility.  

Thank you to Don Crowe, CEO of Arena Sports, for investing in our community!  

Congratulations and welcome to Snohomish County!

Community Meetings

I always enjoy meeting with our residents and listening to their concerns. Have any questions regarding the County’s growth, parks or road projects?  We will come to your neighborhood!  If you would like to schedule a community meeting to discuss specific concerns, please contact my office at 425-388-3494 and we will set it up.   

Community Transit


128th Street Improvement Project
West Side Construction Done for Now; Landscaping Next

West of I-5

Road-widening work is complete, and the sidewalk and wall near Denny’s are also complete.  The bus only lane is also open.

Landscaping along the new sidewalk is planned for next week, subject to weather conditions.

New traffic poles and lane signage are scheduled to be installed this spring.


East of I-5

Work on the east side of I-5 is focused on backfilling the holes that were dug for infrastructure conduits.

Sidewalks near 3rd Avenue SE are scheduled for demolition sometime next week, if weather allows, to give the PUD access to underground utility lines.

Information about the 128th Street project is online at

District Events


Chocolate Tasting
Saturday, February 10th   2 PM - 5 PM



Celebrate love and indulge in the sweetness of the season at Country Village! 16 shops hosting complimentary chocolate tastings. From fine chocolate truffles to an Oreo cookie tasting bar, we have something for everyone!

23718 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA  98021


Mill Creek

Valentine Gift Show at the Spotted Cow
Friday, February 9th   4 PM – 8 PM 
Saturday, February 10th   10 AM – 2 PM



Come by and pick up a personal gift for your Special Someone at our first annual Valentines Gift Show. 

The Spotted Cow
15118 Main St.
Mill Creek Town Center


Free Salsa Dance Night
February 23rd   7:30 PM - 10 PM

Join world traveling dance teacher Matt Lopez with an informal and personalized introductory class on salsa dance. Learn more:

800 164th Street SE
Mill Creek

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