Councilman Nehring's January Newsletter

Snohomish County Newsdesk of Nate Nehring

Dear North County Neighbors,

Happy New Year from the Snohomish County Council. I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas and a great end of 2018. We saw many successes at Snohomish County over the past year due to our great working relationships among the Snohomish County Council and other elected officials. We are continuing to work to provide excellent services to our constituents while being fiscally responsible with your tax dollars.

Going into 2019, a significant focus is the start of the legislative session in Olympia. This year is a long session and budget year. The state legislature will be approving the next biennial budget. Here at Snohomish County, we have a number of legislative requests for the upcoming budget. We hosted the legislators representing our region on December 11 to present our legislative agenda and update them on our work at the County. I was happy to present the Regional Apprenticeship Pathways (RAP) Program and our request of $1.5 million to get the program started. The presentation was well received and I am excited to work with our large network of stakeholders and legislators to secure funding for the program in the next state budget. I will continue to update you as the session gets under way.

Each month, I write a column for our local newspapers in North Snohomish County. In December, I focused my column on the issue of unfunded mandates. Unfunded mandates are regulations and requirements passed by the legislature or state agencies that increase costs for delivering services at the local level without adequate funding to do so. This increases the burden on local governments like Snohomish County and result in less money available for core services such as public safety and road maintenance. You can read more in my column for the Marysville Globe here.

On December 16, I had the opportunity to present the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers Museum with a check for $28,211 from the Historical Preservation Commission for their work on their Stilly Barn Quilt Trail Project, Digitizing Newspapers, and the Third Volume of Red Work Quilt Book. I joined them at their annual Christmas party to present the check. I value the work of the Stilly Valley Pioneers Museum and the many other historic preservation organizations across North Snohomish County that work to keep our history alive. Applications are currently being accepted for the next funding round of Historic Preservation Grants. They are due on January 11. If you know of an organization that might be interested in applying, refer them to this link

As we enter the New Year, I am continuing to work to ensure that Snohomish County government is providing the best services to our constituents always with an eye toward responsible spending and saving. As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns.

I send out newsletters on a monthly basis to keep you informed about what I am working on and how I am representing the residents of North Snohomish County on the County Council. Please feel free to reach out to me at 425-388-3494 or


Nate Nehring
Councilman, District 1

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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