Councilman Nehring's November Newsletter

Snohomish County Newsdesk of Nate Nehring

Dear North County Neighbors,

October was a busy month at the Snohomish County Council as well as in my personal life. Between our ongoing work on the 2019 budget and regular county business, my wife and I welcomed our first child, a beautiful baby girl. Kennedy Joy Nehring was welcomed to the world on October 17th. Savannah and I are so grateful to many of you who have reached out with your congratulations and prayers.

As I mentioned in my last newsletter, the County Executive presented his proposed budget to the County Council in September. The Executive’s budget proposes no increase in the general property tax levy. Now the Council has an opportunity to dive into the details of the budget and potentially make changes. County Council Chair Stephanie Wright will propose her amended budget next Wednesday, November 7th. From there, the rest of council will propose amendments and we are scheduled to adopt the budget on November 19th. As we move forward in deliberations, I will continue to advocate for fiscal responsibility in our county budget.

I know many of you share my excitement about commercial air service coming to Paine Field. On October 16th, I joined many other elected officials, community, and business leaders for a reception and tour hosted by Economic Alliance Snohomish County at the new terminal at Paine Field. It was a great opportunity to see the asset which will be coming to Snohomish County residents and visitors. The terminal looks great already and is sure to impress when flights start sometime next year. I am excited for the convenience and positive economic impact that the new passenger terminal will bring to Snohomish County. Below, I have added some pictures from the event:

Paine 2
Paine 1

The final topic I would like to cover in this month’s newsletter is a quick update on our Regional Apprenticeship Pathways (RAP) Program. I have written before about our ongoing efforts to bring more skilled trades training to North Snohomish County. Last month, our stakeholder group (The Trade School Collaborative) sent a letter to Governor Inslee officially requesting funding for our program. I am also excited to announce that eleven of our North County Legislators penned and signed a letter to the governor in support of our effort. The momentum behind this innovative program is growing and I will be sure to keep you informed as we move into the legislative session.

As always, my office is available to help you with any concerns or questions you may have about your county government. Please do not hesitate in reaching out to me at 425-388-3494 or I will continue to send monthly newsletters to keep you informed about how I am representing you on the Snohomish County Council.


Nate Nehring
Councilman, District 1

Nate Nehring

Snohomish County Council
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609
Everett, Washington 98201
8th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building 
Phone: 425-388-3494


Russell Wiita, Legislative Aide