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News from Terry Ryan

October 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

New Terminal Nearing Completion

Paine Field Outdoor Rendering

The terminal building at Paine Field Airport is nearing completion. I recently toured the terminal and am impressed with the design, materials, and finishes in the building.

Paine Field Indoor Rendering


The terminal waiting area has high ceilings, a lot of natural light, two fireplaces, and comfortable seats.  (See renderings and photos!)  The jet bridges from the waiting area to the jets have glass walls so you see the airport and the mountain views.      

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Jet Bridge Exterior

There will be valet car service available for the passengers who want to drop their car off and get into the terminal faster.

This terminal is going to be an easy, user friendly experience much nicer than what the County could have built if we had built it on our own.

Thank you to Brett Smith, CEO of Propeller Airports, and his partners for believing in us and investing $40 million into this beautiful terminal! 

Paine Field Waiting Area

We are waiting for final approval from the FAA and we expect to be wheels up with flights in the first quarter of 2019.

This is going to be awesome!!!

Space industry supports 6,200 jobs and contributes $1.8 billion to Washington’s economy

Courtesy of Ann Avery of PSRC

From rocket development and launch services to satellite and space vehicle manufacturing, Washington is an increasingly important hub for a growing commercial space sector according to a new study led by the Puget Sound Regional Council.

The central Puget Sound region is already a solar system-wide leader in aerospace and information technology, and we plan on being a world leader in the space industry as well. 

According to the Washington State Space Economy report, several companies in the region directly employ about 2,900 people in the space industry.   Another 1,100 jobs are indirectly created through the local supply chain and another 2,200 jobs are induced through the spending of the industry and its employees.

Business activities tied to direct, indirect and induced impacts of the space industry will contribute an estimated $1.8 billion in economic activity to Washington communities in 2018.

The estimated 6,200 jobs in the state supported by the space industry will provide an estimated $610 million in payroll. In addition, the space sector contributes about $62 million annually in state and local tax revenues.

Washington has strengths that have helped establish the state in the industry, including long-term investments in space and aerospace supply chains, a large, skilled labor pool, support from universities, and strong representation of private firms.

PSRC’s Economic Development Board, which I chair, initiated the study of the region’s space sector.  Analysis was performed by BERK Consulting.  Read the study at

Reappointment to the NACO Transportation Steering Committee

National Association of Counties Organization (NACO) President Greg Cox has reappointed me to the Transportation Steering Committee.

The Transportation Steering Committee sets NACO's policy position on all matters pertaining to federal transportation legislation, funding and regulations and their impacts on county government, including highway and bridge development, finance and safety, public transit development and finance, transportation planning, airport development and service, passenger and freight railroads, ports and waterways, freight movement, and research and development of new modes of transportation.​

I am honored to have been reappointed to this board.  It dovetails well with my positions on the Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board and Community Transit Board.  I love my work on transportation issues and the benefits I can help bring to Snohomish County.

This is my third term on the committee, and it runs through July 31, 2019.

Lodging Fund Invests in Tourism and Arts Facilities

2018 Angels
Left to Right: Corey Margolis, General Manager, Terry Ryan, Gary Weikel, Brian Sullivan

I was recently honored to present a check for $200,000 to the Everett Public Facilities District to help pay for hockey dasher boards and glass at Angel of the Winds Arena.  The improvements were needed to meet new safety standards of the WHL for our local Everett Silvertips Hockey Team.

These funds come from the lodging tax paid on overnight stays in Snohomish County.  They are distributed to enhance and expand tourism and economic development in Snohomish County.  These funds cannot be used for any purpose other than promoting tourism.

County Honors Kirke Sievers

Kirke, his wife Patti and Terry

The County Council unanimously approved naming the plaza outside the remodeled Snohomish County Courthouse for County Treasurer Kirke Sievers and his late father Verne Sievers.  Together, Kirke and his father have over 80 years of service in various elected County offices.  A plaque will be placed for “Sievers Plaza” on the north side the building along Wall St.

I would like to thank Kirke for his many years of service to our County.  I have personally appreciated his willingness to share his experience and wisdom with me since I joined the County Council.

District Events


Indoor Pumpkin Patch
October 6 - 31   11 AM - 5 PM

indoor pumpkin


Country Village
23718 Bothell Everett Hwy
Any pumpkin $5
Any Gourd $1

2018 Fire Prevention Week Open House
Saturday, October 13   10 AM - 3 PM

fire prevention

Downtown Fire Station (42)
10726 Beardslee Blvd

Canyon Park Fire Station (45)
1608 217th Place SE

Queensborough Fire Station (44)
330 228th Street SW


  • FREE event
  • Meet your local firefighters
  • Live safety demonstrations
  • Fire engine and station tours
  • Bike helmet fittings
  • Learn safety tips
  • Fun kids' activities
  • And more! 

Safe Halloween
Tuesday, October 31   4 PM - 6 PM



Country Village
23718 Bothell Everett Hwy
Come in costume and trick-or-treat throughout the shops!


Saturday, October 27   2 PM - 4 PM


Bobcat Park
3140 236th St. SW

Dress up your dog and yourself - Costume parade and judging is at 3:00 PM.

Dogs dressed like people / People dressed like dogs.

Parking is available by Jason’s Java and along Brier Road.

Pet and People - Food Drive - for Concern for Neighbors (and Pets).


Mill Creek

Semi-Annual Mill Creek Garage Sale
Saturday, October 6   8 AM - 5 PM

Come find a new-to-you treasure at the semi-annual Mill Creek garage sale!  It happens throughout the city on the first Saturday in May and the first Saturday in October!

Annual Fire District 7 Open House
Sunday, October 7   12 PM - 4 PM



Station 71
8010 180th St SE, Snohomish 

Join us for our annual open house! There will be information about smoke alarms, live fire extinguisher training, firefighter challenge courses for the kids and more! Come talk with your Fire Chief and elected Fire Commissioners about the programs, training, and services Fire District 7 offers!


Teen Halloween Party
October 19    7 PM - 9 PM


Mill Creek Library
15429 Bothell-Everett Hwy

Celebrate Halloween at the Mill Creek Library. Play games, enjoy snacks, and compete in a costume contest for prizes at the Mill Creek Library. Register for this free event at

Treats on Main Street
October 31    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Treats on Main


Mill Creek Town Center

Main Street trick or treating event put on by the merchants of the Mill Creek Town Center.


Trunk or Treat
October 31    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM



Mill Creek City Hall
15720 Main Street

The City of Mill Creek co-sponsors with Canyon Creek Church to host the Annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Haunt on October 31.  The event features a parking lot full of cars – whose trunks will be decorated and filled with candy. Children go from car to car “trunk or treating”. Children ages 12 and under are invited to join the fun. Please bring a canned food item for the Mill Creek Food Bank. 

Mountlake Terrace

Arts of Terrace

The Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show
Thru October 7   12 PM - 6 PM


Enjoy paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, photography and 3-dimensional works by top local and regional artists. This is one of the best art shows in the region!

Mon-Thu  12 PM - 6 PM
Fri-Sat  12 PM - 5 PM
Sun  1 PM - 5 PM

23300 58th Ave. W.


Nile Nightmares Haunted House
October 5 - 31    
Fri, Sat    7 PM - 11 PM
Sun, Halloween    7 PM - 10 PM



6601 244th St. SW
Admission Costs: $22.00 General Admission (Door)
$30.00 VIP Fast Pass (Door)

Join us in October for our 8th Annual Screamfest! We will be digging up your favorite ghouls and a few newly deceased ones as well!

The 2018 Nile Nightmares Haunted House will feature Six updated Attractions;
The Curse of the Nile, Ballinger Asylum, The Infernum, The Doll House, The 3D Circus and The Mutation. New for 2018 we will offer an Extreme Escape Room experience.

We have a covered waiting and concession area with immersive queue line entertainment.

Tour The Haunt:
You begin your journey at The Curse of the Nile, where the Pharaoh awaits his next victim. If you happen to be lucky enough to escape from the tomb, continue on to The Ballinger Asylum where theres a cell with your name on it waiting for you there!  Next take a stroll through The Ballinger Cemetary, and face your greatest fear as you approach the gates of Hell itself at The Infernum. Still with us? Now put on your 3D Glasses for the 3D Circus and Clown Town Revival. Whew! Still There? Now don't leave us without stopping by Acme Labs for the latest in GMO Research and Development. Watch out for the green ooze...... and whatever else might be waiting there!

Our KIDS DAY is Saturday October 27th 12 PM - 4 PM. This is a great event for the whole family!  Adults get in free with paid child admission.

October 31st 7 PM to 10 PM
Each group gets one small light to find their way out. LED finger lights provided. Are you afraid of the dark? Come and find out on Halloween night!

NEW FOR 2018:
Are you ready for an even scarier Escape Room experience? Race the clock in this 5 minute escape room challenge, and save yourself and your friends from a fate worse than death. Admission is $5.00 per person.
#horrorescapeseattle Email Haunt Owner

Unincorporated Snohomish County

Fire Prevention Week Open House
Saturday, October 13    10 AM - 1 PM

Station 21


Martha Lake Fire Station 21
16819 13th Ave. W, Lynnwood

Kids can spray water from a real fire hose, see what it’s like to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire engine and talk with firefighters about safety at our Fire Prevention Month open house on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The free open house will take place from 10 AM to 1 PM at Martha Lake Fire Station 21.

The focus will be on this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Look. Listen. Learn. Beware. Fire can happen anywhere."

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