Snohomish County Council News - District 2, Brian Sullivan

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

News from Brian Sullivan

February 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

Thank you for reading my eNewsletter this month. Currently, our state legislature is in full swing in Olympia. I've been traveling there frequently advocating for Snohomish County, in particular, infrastructure and transportation issues. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if I can be of service to you.

Carnegie Resource Center Opens as an Innovative Gateway to Services

Carnegie Resource Center

courtesy of 

In partnership with Pioneer Human Services, Snohomish County is proud to announce the opening of the Carnegie Resource Center [CRC]. The CRC will operate as a hub for individuals from across Snohomish County, providing them with the opportunity to seek and become connected to community services including housing, mental health and substance use treatment. Agencies with proficiency in these areas will be onsite offering appointments to complete applications and assessments, communicate important information about services, and give members of our community a place to enrich themselves and their families.

The Carnegie Center is now open as a gateway to a new start,” said Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive. “As we tackle the complex challenges of homelessness and addiction, the Carnegie Center will be an additional asset to help us improve public safety and relieve human suffering. By providing a one-stop-shop, we can use all available services to guide those first important steps toward a better future. We appreciate the support of our legislative delegation, Governor Inslee, and all those who helped make this a reality, in particular our county staff who have labored over this important project.”

Snohomish County renovated the historic Carnegie building to create a resource center serving the community. All services at the Carnegie are coordinated by Pioneer Human Services and partner agencies including Catholic Community Services, Volunteers of America Western Washington, Community Health Centers of Snohomish County, Center for Human Services, Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest, Goodwill Industries, Housing Hope, DSHS, and Workforce Snohomish. Snohomish County’s Department of Human Services funds the CRC through the Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Sales Tax.

Karen Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services stated, “Individuals in need of multiple services now don’t need to travel to multiple locations to try to get help. We are so thrilled to operate this resource center that pulls together many vital resources under one roof and we are very grateful for our partner agencies working with us to serve those in need.”

Snohomish County and Pioneer Human Services are working together to fully engage the community and assist those in need of supportive services. The Carnegie Resource Center will be a beacon of hope for the Snohomish community and a model for partnership.

“Building off the success of our outreach teams contacting those in need and the Diversion Center helping with rapid housing, we are poised to make great progress with the wrap-around services provided by the Carnegie Center,” said Snohomish County Council Chair Stephanie Wright. “We are grateful to all those who’ve worked on this project, and know that countless lives will be turned around with the help they receive at Carnegie.”

The Carnegie Resource Center offers a one-stop location where individuals can engage with several specialized service providers to get assistance and referrals into programs. Services will be adapted to meet the needs of each local resident, and the center is targeted to serve veterans, individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, and people suffering from substance use and/or mental health disorders. Individuals seeking services can participate in behavioral health services, employment and job readiness programs, health insurance enrollment, public benefits applications, and many other services.

About Pioneer Human Services
Pioneer provides counseling and treatment, housing and employment services to justice-involved individuals. The organization started as one halfway house in Seattle in 1963 and now provides services in over 50 locations across Washington State.

As a social enterprise, Pioneer also operates a diverse line of businesses to provide on-the-job training and work experience, while generating revenue to help fund its social mission. In 2017, 63 percent of Pioneer’s enterprise workforce had a criminal history or was in recovery. Learn more about Pioneer, and in particular the Diversion Center.

Opioid Project

courtesy of

The Snohomish County Human Services Department is providing education and opioid overdose prevention efforts throughout the county. Managed by the county’s Alcohol & Other Drugs Division, the Opioid Project’s two main goals are:

  1. Provide information across the county regarding Naloxone, an antidote used to treat an opioid overdose
  2. Build capacity to address the opioid epidemic in high-risk communities in the county to prevent unnecessary overdose deaths

The Opioid Project is a partnership with the Northwest High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program, who also provides funding via grants to the county’s project. The Northwest HIDTA is a chapter of the Federal HIDTA Program created by Congress and managed by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The Snohomish Health District offers a needle exchange program, the AIDS Outreach Project/Clean Syringe Exchange, where each needle exchange participant is given Naloxone.

District Events


Ludus Performing Arts Presents Once on this Island 

February 1-16    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Once Upon an Island

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime), comes the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.

Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune's life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel's heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

You can get tickets at the door, by calling 425-239-6627 or by visiting

  • 2320 California Street, Everett, WA 98201
  • 425-239-6627


Historic Flight Foundation Lectures Series presents Aircraft Radio and Navigation 

February 16    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

WWII Spitfire in Flight

Historic Flight Foundation Lectures Series presents - Aircraft Radio and Navigation - From Looking Over the Side to Looking Inside - with John Somerville.

  • 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Website
  • 425-348-3200


The Northwest Bridal Showcase February 9    12 PM - 5 PM February 10  10 AM - 3 PM

Bride in gown

Tickets $15! Military Discount $5 Off

Tickets are only $15.00 Children under the age of 12 are free. $5.00 Military Discount at the door (with military ID). Purchase your tickets in advance online or at the door. Tulalip Casino Orca Ballroom 10200 Quilceda Blvd.  Tulalip

Tickets available at

Quick Links

Snohomish County Homepage

County Council Homepage

Brian Sullivan's Homepage

Link to Council Webcasts


Assessor Services

Election Information

Job Opportunities

Public Records

Marriage Licenses

Property Information

Recorded Documents

Solid Waste Services

Zoning Maps


Keep Informed On Neighborhood Development Projects

Building Permit and Land Use Activity Reports

Roads Central

Volunteer Opportunities

Who represents you?