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News from Brian Sullivan

JUNE 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

Summer is here!  I hope you make time to get out and enjoy our beautiful parks this summer and Sorticulture this weekend!

Please never hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.  I'm grateful to be your representative.

District 2 Night Meeting

In November, 2016, Snohomish County citizens voted to pass Proposition 5 which requires the Snohomish County Council to hold an evening meeting in each County Council district at least once each calendar year.  It also requires a public hearing be held in the evening on the proposed budget presented by the County Executive and on any proposed ordinance to adopt, amend, or repeal a county comprehensive plan; and repeal inconsistent transition provisions.  Each public meeting includes a public comment period.  I encourage you to attend these meetings, and to come with ideas and suggestions for the Council as we start to plan for the County's 2020 budget.  

The night meeting for District 2 is scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6 pm at Mukilteo City Hall Council Chambers, 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo.

Council Passes Resolution Recognizing Organizations for Donations to OSO Slide Memorial Project

Photo of consulltants and council at resolution signing

Today the Snohomish County Council passed a resolution recognizing Perteet, Inc., Reid Middleton, Inc., Minaker Architecture, P.S. and Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Inc. for donations supporting completion of design for the “Slide Memorial” project. 

March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. the deadliest landslide in U.S. history occurred in Oso, in which 43 individuals lost their lives. A concept for a memorial was created. The Council expressed a heartfelt thank you to Perteet Inc., Reid Middleton, Inc., Minaker Architecture, P.S. and Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Inc. for donating their services and time to a memorial that is very important to the community and the county and have allowed the detailed design of the Slide Memorial to move forward while funding and donations for construction of the site are sought.  It's a wonderful example of contractors and government working together.

Council Passes Resolution Recognizing Sherwood Community Services and Encouraging Inclusion and Supported Employment

Photo of Council and representatives of Sherwood Community Services

On May 22nd, it was a pleasure recognizing Sherwood Community Services’ 62 years of contribution to our community. Sherwood exists to create an inclusive society where children and adults with disabilities have the ability to live full, independent lives as part of our community.

Snohomish County is committed to employing individuals with developmental disabilities with our Supported Employment Program finding creative and cost-effective approaches to employment opportunities, and integrating work settings with appropriate ongoing support from an employment specialist. The Council encourages Snohomish County companies to consider employment of those with disabilities, and for all residents to create inclusive environments for children and adults of all abilities

New Features on Smartphone App Allow Snohomish County Residents and Visitors to Share Beach Data with State and County Officials

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Snohomish County beachgoers and boaters can snap more than just eye-catching sunset photos with their smartphones. Using a mobile app called MyCoast, county residents and visitors can be citizen scientists by sharing photos to report multiple types of marine debris and track beach change over time. Reports are sent to state and county officials so cleanup efforts can be scheduled in a timelier manner as funding allows.

The free app, which launched in Washington in October 2018, allows anyone with a smartphone to contribute to our growing knowledge of shoreline change, pollution and hazards. At 11 locations across Snohomish County – including Edmonds Marina Beach Park, Mukilteo Lighthouse Beach, Howarth Park, and Kayak Point – users can upload a beach photo from a particular vantage point. The photos will contribute to a time lapse series that will help managers better understand local tidal and erosion patterns. Directions for how to find specific vantage points are in the app.

MyCoast users can also use the app’s other marine reporting tools to share geo-tagged information on creosote-treated logs, large marine debris, and abandoned boats as well as damage caused by king tides and storm surges. This information helps state resource managers at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources prioritize marine restoration efforts and understand what the future of our coastline might hold under different weather and tidal conditions.

“By engaging our residents and visitors to be our eyes on the ground, we are able to gain insights about our changing beaches, while users learn about marine stewardship,” said Gregg Farris, Surface Water Utility Director. “The data we receive from app users allows agencies to take action on removing creosote pilings, large marine debris and abandoned boats more efficiently.”

The Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is leading the state in encouraging app use by county residents to introduce them to marine stewardship. Snohomish County Surface Water Management (SWM) provided funding for the 2016 pilot test in Snohomish County. With the start of boating and beach season upon us, the MRC is using a federal grant to roll out an awareness campaign and help county residents and visitors see their role in protecting and preserving our beaches. The project is in partnership with the Northwest Straits Initiative, Puget Sound Partnership and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as Washington State Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Geological Survey and Washington Sea Grant.

Washington is now one of nine states that currently offers the MyCoast platform – and the only one on the West Coast. To date, over 1,000 photo reports from Washington have been submitted, but the MRC hopes to see that number increase this summer.

Interested in joining the community of people helping to document beach change? Learn more at and download the MyCoast app to your iPhone or Android via App Store or Google Play.

Free Days at Washington State Parks

WA State Parks Logo

Did you know that there are "free days" at Washington State Parks when a Discover Pass is not needed?  Below is a list of the remaining days for 2019.  Please note that free days only apply to day use only.  Get out there and enjoy our beautiful parks!

  • June 1 — National Trails Day
  • June 8 — National Get Outdoors Day
  • June 9 — Fishing Day
  • Aug. 25 — National Park Service Birthday
  • Sept. 28— National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
  • Nov. 29— Autumn day

District 2 Events


Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival
June 7-9    Legion Memorial Park

Sorticulture Poster of women with flowers

Open daily at 10 am, closing Fri at 7 pm, Sat at 6 pm and Sun at 4 pm.

Hand-crafted art for the garden, and specialty plants celebrate creative outdoor living at Sorticulture. Chat with artists, talk to a plant experts or enjoy live music from the wine garden all in a lush arboretum setting.

  • Free admission and free shuttle
  • Please take the five minute shuttle ride from Everett Community College. There is limited ADA parking available at the park.  
  • Dogs are welcome on a leash.
  • Only service dogs are allowed on shuttle so have your friend drop you and Fido off at the park.

We are no longer accepting vendor applications. 



Idea Hatch: Space Quest
Presented by Heidi Larsen
June 8    2:00 - 4:00 PM

Image of Astronaut in space

Test real meteorites, and peer into an infinity star box! Spin a vortex dome, and make clouds and lightning! Create a planet, and watch it orbit!

Mukilteo Library
4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd



Father's Day Brunch
June 16    11 AM - 1:30 PM

Father's Day Brunch

Tickets are $46 per adult
Tickets are $23 per child (4-12 years)
Children ages 0-3 Free
Call 360-716-6888 for reservations 

Treat Dad like a King this June … serve him breakfast in bed or set up a lawn chair in a shady spot in the backyard where he can enjoy his favorite steak on the grill. Or better yet, let us do the work for you! Take Dad to the Tulalip Resort Casino’s Orca Ballroom for the best Father’s Day Brunch in town!

Our chefs have put together all of Dad’s favorites like Prime Rib, Barbequed Chicken, Pork Ribs, Spud Bar, desserts and much more... 
We’re showing Dad’s favorite sports on our large screens and added fun things to do with Dad like a 9-hole mini golf course, Speed Pitch Game, Skee-Ball and Frisbee Spin Art.

Come join us for a memorable day celebrating Dad.

Orca Ballroom
Tulalip Resort Casino

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