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News from Brian Sullivan

March 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

Hello March!  My eNewsletter is a little late this month because I was in Washington D.C. attending the National Association of Counties' Legislative Conference.  You can read more about the conference below.

Every March for the past 20 years, Snohomish County employees conduct a "March Against Hunger" food drive for the Volunteers of America Western Washington Food Bank. According to the statistics, 35,000 people visit a Snohomish County Food Bank each month, with 57% being children or older adults.  This food drive was started by a county employee, Valarie Davis, and is continued in her memory.  I'm honored and proud to work with, as well as represent, such fine people of Snohomish County.

NACo Conference

Image of Hon. Brian Sullivan Place card at NACo

NACo stands for  the National Association of Counties.  It is an organization whose mission is to strengthen America's counties.  Each year a Legislative Conference is held in D.C. with multiple meetings ranging from infrastructure, affordable housing, economic development, opioid and substance abuse crisis and much, much more.  Nearly 2000 elected and appointed county officials participate in steering committee meetings, workshops, and press briefings as well as hear from federally elected and appointed government officials.

Many people don't realize that Snohomish County is in the top 50 counties in the nation.  As a member of the Large Urban County Caucus, I have made contacts with officials from HUD, Medicare, SBA and the list goes on.  This is critical to future funding for Snohomish County.  As one of the fastest growing counties in the nation it is important to deal with the issues at hand and work with our congressional delegation.

100% Clean Energy

Last month the County Council and County Executive passed Joint Resolution 19-006, committing to a goal of 100% clean energy by 2045.  Snohomish County can get 100% of its energy from clean, renewable sources such as hydro power, solar and wind resources, and taking advantage of innovations in energy efficiency, green fuels for transportation, energy storage and other technologies.  Some of the benefits of clean energy include: improving the health of our community, the quality of our water and air, the vitality of our local species and the sustainability of our economy.  We are committed to consider all municipal decisions in the light of making our energy consumption 100% clean by 2045.

Conservation Futures Grants

The Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program was started in 1988 as a way to distribute Conservation Futures Property Tax Funds as authorized by RCW 84.34.230. The purpose of this funding is to acquire interests, or rights, in real property for the preservation of open space, farm and agricultural land, and timber land per SCC 4.14.010.

The Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board (CFPAB) will be accepting applications until April 15, 2019 for potential funding assistance from the Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program. The CFPAB anticipates application review at their May 2019 board meeting with recommendations given to the Snohomish County Council in June 2019.

Successful program funding is available on a reimbursement basis. It is anticipated that approximately $1.6 million dollars will be available during this grant round for distribution to eligible organizations/jurisdictions per Snohomish County Code Section 4.14. Please note that substantial updates have been made to the 2019 grant application package.

Grant applications and accompanying attachments must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. April 15, 2019. Submissions received after this time will not be accepted. Final grant applications can be submitted by mail or via hand delivery using information provided on the Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board webpage. If submitting by mail, the submittal must be postmarked by the submission deadline.

Winter Weather 2019

Image of Thank You  note on bulletin board

Just wanted to extend a large "Thank You" to our many County employees who worked over-time in dangerous conditions for the safety of our residents.  By now the snow seems a distant memory, but did you know that Snohomish County Road Maintenance crews plowed, sanded, and salted over 25,000 miles of roadway, applied 3,763 tons of sand/salt mix, 2,234 tons of sand, and drove a total of 90,500 miles?  Fleet Services Division diligently responded to the continuous need for maintenance, fuel, inspections and repairs, to not only all 45 plow trucks, 4 graders and 4 deicing trucks, but also to Sheriff's Department vehicles.  Department of Emergency Management activated the Emergency Coordination Center, coordinating continuously with 11 agencies.  And Snohomish County Human Services staff and volunteers provided additional emergency overnight housing assistance and resources for over 50 people per night.

District 2 Events


I Do! I Do!
March 1 - 24

I Do! poster

Created by the writing team behind The Fantasticks, this classic musical about marriage garnered seven Tony Award nominations in 1967. The story begins on the wedding day of Michael and Agnes, as they get ready to begin their lives together. Told from the venue of their marital bedroom, they navigate the perils and triumphs of marriage, children, arguments, and more. Complete with a tuneful and charming score, I Do! I Do! is an intimate and nostalgic musical chronicling 50 years of life and love.

Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue
(425) 257-8600


2nd Annual Mukilteo Art Contest

March 28     5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

City of Mukilteo Logo

The Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) is a group of teens that works with City Council members and staff to organize community-oriented projects. This year, MYAC is planning the 2nd Annual Mukilteo Art Contest, aimed towards getting more youth involved in the arts, encouraging their artistic interests, and celebrating their accomplishments in the area. Currently, this is the only contest held in the Mukilteo area that is open to ALL students; the closest public youth art show takes place in Kenmore. As this has been a barrier to some MYAC members in participating in visual arts in the community, we hope to remove the obstacle for other students in the Mukilteo area by providing them with with a local opportunity to exhibit their art.


Moccasin Making Workshop
Saturday, Mar. 23rd    1 PM
Sunday, March 24th    1 PM

Photo of Lacy Stevenson Warrior

Lacey Stevenson Warrior, Dena’ina/Gros Ventre, Art Director, Chief Seattle Club Introduction to Moccasin Making.

Event Location: HCC Classroom 2

Lacey returns to share her craft of moccasin making in this two-part class. Bring your own material and supplies. Registration is required. Limited number of spots available.

This event is included in the cost of admission.

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