Snohomish County Council News - District 4 - Terry Ryan

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News from Terry Ryan

July 2018

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

Fireworks Complaints

If you have a fireworks complaint this year, please use the appropriate non-emergency telephone number for your address.

Examples of non-emergencies include:

  • Illegal fireworks complaint
  • A crime that occurred earlier and there is no suspect information
  • A found pet or property item

Use this map to find your nonemergency telephone number.


To use your address to look up your non-emergency numbers, including police and fire agencies, please visit

Report power outages to Snohomish County PUD at 1-877-783-1001.

Snohomish County Partners with Bothell on Pedestrian Improvements

Councilmembers James McNeal, Rosemary McAuliffe, County Councilmember Terry Ryan, Councilmember Tom Agnew, Mayor Andy Rheaume, Councilmember Liam Olsen, Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr and Councilmember Jeanne Zornes

Whether it's Snohomish County, a city, or a private organization, partnerships are crucial to any successful project. At the June 19 City Council meeting, I was honored to present the City of Bothell with $30,000 to help with pedestrian and bike path improvements including sidewalks, curbs and gutters at 19th Ave SE and 232nd.  I'm proud Snohomish County was able to help move the project forward. 

Planning Commission Vacancy

There is an opening from District 4 for the Snohomish County Planning Commission.  Planning Commissioners are citizen volunteers (not county employees) and are appointed by the County Council.  The Planning Commission holds public hearings and develops recommendations to the County Council and Executive on planning issues such as zoning code, comprehensive plan amendments and development regulations.  The Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of each month on the County Campus in Everett.  Members should have some knowledge of planning issues.

If interested in applying for this position, please contact my office for an application or more information.  

Farewell and Welcome: Changing of Command at Naval Station Everett

I was honored to attend the Change of Command Ceremony at Naval Station Everett on June 22.

After a successful tour as Commanding Officer, Captain Mark A. Lakamp is off to his next assignment as the Commanding Officer of the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Nebraska.

Thank you to Captain Lakamp for his leadership at Naval Station Everett!  Best of luck in your next assignment.

Capt. Mark LaKamp


Welcome to our new Commanding Officer, Captain Michael Davis!  Prior to arriving in Everett, Captain Davis was stationed at the U.S. Pacific Command as the Deputy Division Chief for the Space and Integrated Air and Missile Defense Division.  We look forward to working with Captain Davis here at Naval Station Everett.

Cap't Davis
Capt. Michael Davis


Naval Station Everett is a key economic driver for our region.  We deeply appreciate the U.S. Navy and are proud to have them here in Everett.

Angel of the Winds Arena Welcomes over 60,000 Guests for 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

This month, graduating students of nine local school districts, plus one community college, gathered at Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett to commemorate their accomplishment and recognize their commitment to education.

Combined attendance for all 18 graduations set a record this year with 64,423 guests over eleven days.

Congratulations to all!

Global Commercial Space Sector

Courtesy of the PSRC

From rocket development and launch services to satellite and space vehicle manufacturing, a surprising variety of jobs are involved in the space industry here in the central Puget Sound region.

As President of the Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development Board, it’s exciting to learn more about this industry that is supporting 6,200 jobs throughout our region and state. The central Puget Sound region is already a worldwide leader in aerospace and information technology, and we plan on being a world leader in the space industry as well.

Here are some of early findings:

  • 2,900 people are directly employed in the state’s space industry, including 1,100 at Blue Origin.
  • The space industry in the state supports 6,200 jobs, including direct, indirect, and induced employment.
  • The space industry contributes $1.7 billion in economic activity to the state economy.

The full study by Berk Consulting will be released in July.

Snohomish County is Planning for Light Rail

Light Rail


In anticipation of the arrival of Sound Transit’s light rail service in the mid-2030's, Snohomish County is launching a planning project to prepare an area of unincorporated Snohomish County. In partnership with stakeholders, the county is proactively planning with the surrounding communities to best integrate land use and transit. The county is seeking public input via an online open house.

What: Visit the online open house webpage to:

  • Learn about the project background, purpose and timeline.
  • Give your input on what should be considered during the planning phase.
  • Tell us about the neighborhood and which amenities you care about most.
  • Help identify and provide feedback on potential project benefits and impacts.
  • Find out about public involvement opportunities and how to stay informed.

When: June 22 – July 23, 2018


Memorial Field Dedication

Snohomish County Councilmembers: Brian Sullivan, Nate Nehring, Terry Ryan, Sam Low, Stephanie Wright


I was honored to attend the dedication of Everett Memorial Field on June 15.  Everett Memorial Stadium is home to several soccer and baseball teams.  The field flooded continuously.  With the new artificial surface, flooding is no longer a problem allowing for much more use of the field.  Contributors to this project included Snohomish County, Everett School District and the Aquasox.  This is another example of partnering on a large project for the greater good of the entire community.

Congratulations to Embassy Suites in Lynnwood on their Grand Reopening!

Embassy Suites
Embassy Suites Lynwwood
Embassy Suites 2
Embassy Suites Lynwwood



On June 12, Embassy Suites in Lynnwood held its grand re-opening.  The remodeling is impressive.  Whether you stay for a night or just dinner, the Embassy Suites' friendly staff are ready to provide gracious service and make you feel welcome.

Mill Creek Farmers Market Continues to Add New Vendors Each Week

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As the weather continues to improve, more farms are bringing produce to the Mill Creek Farmers Market each Friday.  There are also new booths for artists and other vendors.  The market is open each Friday from 12 to 5:00 PM, rain or shine.  Please support Snohomish County agriculture and our local farmers!

Century Communities Family Movies in the Park

It’s time for the 2018 Century Communities Family Movies in the Park. These mov­ies will run for six consecutive Thurs­days beginning July 12 through August 16. 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 PM. Movie start times listed below are approximate depending on the day­light. All movies are rated PG, and 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 12 “Jumanji” 9:35 PM

July 19 “Ferninand” 9:27 PM

July 26 “The Greatest Showman” 9:18 PM

August 2 “Coco” 9:07 PM

August 9 “Wonder” 8:55 PM

August 17 “Beauty and the Beast” 8:41 PM

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 Century Communities 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!



Country Village Farmers Market  
Fridays from 12 – 6:00 PM through September
23718 Bothell-Everett Hwy

Park Ridge Community Market 
Wednesdays from 4:00 – 8:00 PM through September
3805 Maltby Rd.

4th of July Freedom Festival
July 4, 2018, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Downtown Bothell
Come join us for one of Bothell's favorite traditions! Get all the details at 

Spazmatics @ Music in the Park
July 6, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ North Creek Sportsfield #3
Come join us for a night of tunes with the Spazmatics, the ultimate 80's new wave show!

Recess Monkey @ Just Kidding Around
July 11, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Park at Bothell Landing
Come sing & dance with us at our children's concert series, featuring Recess Monkey!

Patitude @ Music in the Park
July 13, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ North Creek Sportsfield #3
Come join us for a night of tunes with Patitude, a tribute to the music of Pat Benatar! 

Free Rain @ Music in the Park
July 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ North Creek Sportsfield #3
Come join us for a night of tunes with Free Rain, the Northwest's favorite cover band playing all the best top 40 hits!

The Not-Its! @ Just Kidding Around
July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Park at Bothell Landing
Come sing & dance with us at our children's concert series, featuring The Not-Its! 

The Marlin James Band @ Music in the Park
July 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ North Creek Sportsfield #3
Come join us for a night of tunes with The Marlin James Band, an awesome high-energy country cover band! 

Blyth Park Family Campout 2018
July 28, 2018, 5:00 PM - July 29, 2018, 10:00 AM @ Blyth Park
Come get "away from it all" with us for this unforgettable overnight event in Blyth Park, now happening on TWO weekends in 2018! Registration begins June 1 at


Music in the Park
July 18, 2018
Brier Park - 6:00 pm


Mill Creek Farmers Market
Fridays from 12 – 5:00 PM through August 31
15720 Main St.

Summer Concert Series is back at the Forum in the Mill Creek Town Center
Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the Mill Creek Town Center, 151st & Main St.

  • July 11:  The Infinity Project – A tribute to Journey
  • July 18:  Big Dog Review – 70’s pop/dance music
  • July 25:  Ventura Highway Revisited – Acoustic Music of the 70’s
  • August 1:  Sly Mr. Y: 70’s and 80'

Mill Creek Summer Art Walk 
July 12  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The City of Mill Creek's Art & Beautification Board partners with Mill Creek Town Center to present the annual Summer Art Walks. These free events are tons of fun for the whole family. Attendees can walk through Town Center and visit local artists and local businesses. Each art walk runs from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  For more information:

Annual Mill Creek Festival & Street Fair
Sat. & Sun, July 14 & 15, 2018 starts 11:00 AM both days
Saturday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Beer Garden open until 7:00 PM)
Saturday Shuttle Hours: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM)  Free from Jackson High School
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Beer Garden open until 6:00 PM)
Sunday Shuttle Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM  Free from Jackson High School
Artists, Food Booths, Pet Plaza and Main Stage.


Bill Ray Photography Exhibit
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
All Day
Mountlake Terrace Library
23300 58th Avenue W


Tour de Terrace – July 27, 28 and 29

Tour de Terrace is a Seafair-sanctioned, summer festival that attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Mountlake Terrace each July.  The first Tour de Terrace, as we know it today, was celebrated in 1994 when two citizens, Jerry and Judi Smith, wanted to commemorate the city's 40th birthday with an event to generate community spirit and pride.

Today the festival features a parade complete with Seafair pirates and clowns, live music over three days, beer garden, carnival, street fair, classic car show, 5K fun run/walk and pancake breakfast.  The Smith family, along with their long-term, dedicated group of volunteers, still operates the festival with police, public works and publicity assistance from the city. 
The Tour de Terrace festival is located at the Evergreen Playfield Complex at 22205 56th Avenue W.  The parade route runs along 56th Avenue W beginning at the staging area at 234th Street SW and concludes at the park.  In 2018, Tour de Terrace will take place on July 27, 28 and 29.

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