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News from Brian Sullivan

August 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 August, everybody!  In this eNewsletter I write about my time at Farnborough International Airshow and National Night Out.

Enjoy the last hurrah of summer!

Farnborough International Airshow 


The Farnborough International Airshow is an international trade and consumer fair of the aerospace industry and is located about 30 miles south-west of London. The airshow takes place every two years and along with the international aerospace exhibition in Berlin, the ILA, as well as the Paris Airshow in Le Bourget, the Farnborough is one of the most important airshows in the world. All of the big players in the aircraft and engine manufacturing world gather here to present their product innovations, open up new fields of business and make sales.

networking lounge

The Farnborough Airshow is a huge economic driver for large aerospace companies, and I had the pleasure to represent the Council at the airshow this year.  Boeing announced more than $100 billion in total orders and commitments, including $98.4 billion for commercial airplanes at list prices and $2.1 billion in commercial and defense services orders and agreements.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and top U.S. exporter.  See for yourself -- the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is the only public tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America and well worth a visit.

National Night Out

night out logo

National Night Out is an annual community building campaign held the first Tuesday of August.  National Night Out is designed to: (1)Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2)Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3)Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4)Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

night out

National Night Out is in its 35th year and going strong!  I attended the Mukilteo event on Third Street.  It's such a great event bringing law enforcement and first responders together with the community in a positive environment.  Thanks Mukilteo PD for hosting.  See you out there next year!

Crews to Close Portion of Larimer Road for Repaving

Larimer Road

Courtesy of

Drivers should plan for a closure of Larimer Road between the 7400 and 5900 blocks. The closure will begin Aug. 8 and will remain in place for more than two weeks.

Crews will close Larimer Road at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, to overlay the road. A detour route onto county roads will be in place; drivers are advised to allow an additional 10 minutes of travel time to reach their destination.

During the closure, crews will mill, grade and pave the road. The full road closure is necessary as there is not enough room for the work to be performed with a single-lane closure due to the narrowness of the road.

The work is expected to take at least two weeks, depending on weather conditions. The August overlay follows significant repair and maintenance work in July.

For more information on this project, and to see other projects happening around the city, visit the construction projects page on the City website.

Evergreen State Fair


It's time to go to the Fair!!!  For information, hours, tickets and more please visit their website.

This year has another great concert lineup:

Mon, 8/27- Roots & Boots ft. Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin)
Tues., 8/28- American Idol Live!
Wed., 8/29- Spike and the Impalers
Thurs., 8/30- Randy Houser with special guest Michael Ray
Fri., 8/31- SKILLET

Hope to see you there!

New Ferry Suquamish Joins State Fleet in Mukilteo


Courtesy of Mukilteo Beacon

A new vessel has joined the state ferry fleet here in Mukilteo.

On Thursday, July 26, Washington State Ferries officially accepted the Suquamish from ship builder Vigor.

The Suquamish is scheduled to begin to carry passengers this fall after crews complete outfitting and training on the new vessel.

The ferry will operate on the Mukilteo/Clinton route in the summer and will serve as a maintenance relief vessel in the winter, filling in when other vessels are out of service.

“Welcoming the Suquamish to our fleet brings us one step closer to providing much-needed relief to our system,” said Washington State Ferries Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton. “This new ferry will help modernize our aging fleet and allow us to perform necessary maintenance to keep our ferries reliable and in good working order.”

Facts about the Suquamish

  • Room for 144 vehicles and 1,500 passengers.
  • Offers wider stairways and vehicle lanes and two elevators, making the Olympic Class ferries the most accessible vessels in the fleet.
  • The total construction cost was $122 million in addition to equipment provided by Washington State Ferries.
  • Meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 emission standards, making it the cleanest vessel in the fleet.

Christened Suquamish in January 2018, the new ferry’s name means “people of the clear salt water” in Southern Coast Salish Lushootseed language, taken from the name of the beach in front of the Old Man House on Agate Passage in Kitsap County.

Long-range planning for the ferry system

The Suquamish is the fourth, and last funded, Olympic Class ferry.

Washington State Ferries is developing a Long Range Plan to plan for the needs of the ferry system through 2040.

The plan, which will be delivered to the legislature on Jan. 2, 2019, will identify and recommend additional new vessel needs to replace the oldest ferries and ensure system reliability.

To maintain current service, thirteen ferries will need to be replaced by 2040 as aging vessels reach retirement age.



Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work

August 18 & 19    10 AM - 5 PM


Port of Everett Marina, 1700 West Marine View Drive

Free Admission / Ride Everett Transit to Fresh Paint

Purchase art fresh off the easel during Everett's waterfront art festival presented by the Schack Art Center. The entire length of the marina promenade will be filled with artist booths, turning the marina into a huge outdoor studio and sidewalk gallery.

100+ artist booths with painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, photography & much more.  Every festival artist will be demonstrating and sharing their art with guests.  Dedicated demonstration areas for glassblowing, wood carving, pottery, and lapidary (rock carving).  Live music and entertainment at two stages.  Food from several marina restaurants and our festival food booths.  Plus the annual Fresh Paint Float Find on Jetty Island sponsored by Rodland Toyota.

Fresh Paint is made possible in part from the City of Everett Hotel/Motel Tax Fund and the Snohomish County Hotel/Motel Tax Fund.


Run-A-Muk 2018 Footrace

August 25   8 AM - 12 PM


Register to participate in the 2018 version of the 5k or 10k “Run-A-Muk” foot race beginning at Rosehill Community Center on Saturday, August 25; the race starts at 8:00am.  Registration is now open with price increases on June 6 and July 25. Registration fee includes a race shirt (with registration prior to August 10), personalized race number, chip timing and finisher medal.  After August 10, race shirts can be purchased for $10.

Run-A-Muk is sponsored by the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association and is one of the key events to the annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival planned for September 7 – 9, 2018 at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park.  The Lighthouse Festival is a 3-day outdoor market, food booths, music with battle of the bands, children’s entertainment and fireworks.   This year’s theme is “Soaring the Sound.”

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival is co-sponsored by the City of Mukilteo.


Clint Black & Sara Evans

August 16   6 PM


Preshow & Opening Acts at 7PM
Headliner Acts at 8PM
All attendees of show must be 21+
Tickets start at $70

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