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News from Brian Sullivan

January 2019

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 New Year!  This year marks my last year with the Snohomish County Council, as it's the end of my third term, putting me at term limits. What a privilege and honor it has been being your representative. I look forward to a productive year with the Council doing my best to represent your interests. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank You Sheriff Deputies!

January 9th was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and the Council passed Joint Resolution 19-001 recognizing National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Snohomish County. Part of the resolution reads, "Snohomish County recognizes the extraordinary service and sacrifice of the professionals in law enforcement who keep our communities safe, enforce the rule of law, and respond in times of crisis." Your invaluable bravery and sacrifice deserve our gratitude. I extend a heartfelt thank you to our hardworking sheriff deputies, command staff, and staff personnel. 

Legislative Breakfast

Legislative Breakfast

Each year in December the Snohomish County Council hosts a Legislative Breakfast. We invite all state legislators representing our county to come and hear our funding requests for the upcoming year as well as give an update on the work the county is doing before their session begins.  This particular session is extra critical, as they are passing the biennial budget. At the breakfast meeting I had the privilege of presenting information on the Snohomish County Local Public Works Assistance Fund (LPWAF). The LPWAF is a self-sustaining loan program and an effective way to advance construction projects within the county.  Local jurisdictions, state and county can get more done when we all work together.    

Snohomish County's Commitment to the Environment

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It is a personal mission of mine to do what I can to keep our area beautiful and healthy for our residents. Here at the county we have an Office of Energy & Sustainability (OES). The goal of the Office is to "Conserve natural resources, reduce our climate impact, and facilitate environmental stewardship. OES partners with departments across county government and in the community to develop innovative programs and policies to actively address environmental challenges."

The manager of OES, Lisa Dulude, came and spoke to the Council this week and mentioned two initiatives. The Green Fleet Initiative's objective is to develop a green fleet policy for all county departments and offices in a manner that promotes environmental and fiscal responsibility. Lisa produced a PowerPoint slide showing the significant cost savings of electric vehicles over a 10 year plan. Also she discussed the Puget Sound Initiative, which focuses on expanding efforts to protect, restore and enhance the health of Puget Sound, including our lakes, rivers, and streams. Also, there is a new internal team selected to work on restoring urban forests. The following website outlines the exciting work of the initiative. I love that our county is dedicated to environmental efforts coupled with cost savings!

#Resolve to be Ready!

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Do you have any New Year's Resolutions? This year, Washington Emergency Management urges you to Resolve to be Ready. Just one hour of preparedness activity each month can help you be ready for a disaster.

According to Emergency Management's Division's website:  "Our partners with the Federal Emergency Management Agency say it best: Preparedness is everyone’s job.  Preparedness is not just for government agencies, but all sectors of society. Service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen should plan ahead for disaster. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own."

Download the Prepare in a Year Booklet and this year resolve to be ready.

Grant Opportunity

The deadline to apply for a grant opportunity is quickly approaching, don't miss out!

Arts Learning Grants
The purpose of an Arts Learning Grant is to support high-quality projects that provide a responsive opportunity for learning in and through the arts to benefit K-12 students. Grant recipients must demonstrate their program will foster an exchange of knowledge between artists and educators and impact the achievement, skills and attitudes of learners.

Cultural Enrichment & Performance Art Grants
The Cultural Enrichment & Performance Arts Grant program provides support to arts and other community-based organizations for projects that support the arts and culture enrichment in our community. Projects might include festivals, music performances, theater & dance. The grants
recognize the expanding role that arts organizations play in the broader, cultural, social, educational and economic areas of community life. Projects from communities that are underserved by arts services may receive priority for funding.

Individual Artist Fellowships
The Individual Artist Fellowship Program honors Snohomish County artists, their artistic achievements and supports their efforts to advance their careers. In selecting artists to receive Fellowships, the Commission looks to artists of outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work(s). Artist must seek a sponsor through a 501(c)(3), nonprofit or government agency sponsor.

Applications for the above are due January 15, 2019.  To apply and for more information, click here.

District 2 Events


Village Theatre presents “Matilda”

Matilda the Musical

Roald Dahl’s beloved magical misfit comes to Village Theatre’s stage in the hit musical that swept up five Tony Awards, 11 Olivier Awards, and was named Time Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year in 2013. Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl genius armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. With the help of her kindly teacher (and a little magic), this miraculous girl proves that everyone has the power to change their story – and that sometimes, you have to be a little bit naughty.

Tickets $28 - $76. Please visit for show dates and times.


Historic Flight Foundation Lecture Series presents Aircraft Powerplants 

Wednesday, January 16     7 PM - 8 PM

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Historic Flight Foundation Lecture Series presents Aerospace Powerplants -Liquid Cooled to Jet Turbines with Barry Latter.


HCC Coastal Jam

Thursday, January 31    5 PM 

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Event Location: HCC Longhouse Room
Join us at Hibulb for singing and dancing Coastal style. All singers and drummers welcome.

This event has free admission!

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