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News from Terry Ryan

JUNE 2019

Terry Ryan's eNewsletter

Terry Ryan

Snohomish County Council
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609
Everett, Washington 98201
8th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building 
Phone: 425-388-3494


Pam Pruitt, Legislative Aide

Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

Chair Ryan with Rep Delbene

Rep. Suzan DelBene and County Council Chair Terry Ryan


Thank you to the city of Mill Creek for inviting me to participate in their Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Monument and their parade through the Town Center.  Representative Suzan DelBene was very moving as she related a story about a Gold Star mother’s loss of her son in Iraq.  The mother was in the audience with all those honoring the fallen.

Photo from Memorial Day Ceremony

Flag being lowered at Mill Creek Memorial Day ceremony.


The annual parade was a success with thousands of people attending.  The theme was “We will remember.” 

Girl Scouts in Memorial Day Parade


Thank you for inviting me to be part of remembering our fallen heroes.

Wonderland Development Center Opens New Facility in Snohomish County

Wonderland Logo


I was honored to be invited to the ribbon cutting for the new location of Wonderland NE and Hope Rising Clinic at 1909 214th St. SE in Bothell.

Founded 50 years ago by a group of parents, Wonderland first served three children with developmental disabilities.  Today, the team of therapists, special educators, mental health specialists, and family resources coordinators serve 270 children each month ages birth to three years old.

Wonderland NE includes the Hope RISING Clinic, dedicated to serving children with suspected or confirmed prenatal exposure to any substances and their families.  The Hope RISING Clinic is one of the first of its kind in the nation to offer both diagnosis and assessment to families suffering from the effects of prenatal substance abuse.

Services are available to all families regardless of income, insurance or ability to pay.

I learned that every 25 minutes, a baby is born in the U.S. suffering from opioid withdrawal; 8,000 – 10,000 infants are born each year in Washington State exposed to drugs or alcohol prenatally; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is the leading cause of intellectual disabilities in the U.S.

For more information, visit

Thank you to Wonderland Child & Family Services for investing in Snohomish County and our families.

Courthouse Update

Photo at last beam

County Council Chair Ryan, Executive Director Ken Klein, County Executive Dave Somers, and Special Projects Director Josh Dugan


On May 31st the last major steel beam was hoisted by crane into place and installed by the steelworkers.  Before being raised, it was signed by elected officials and other stakeholders.

Chair Ryan Signing Document at last beam

Chair Ryan signing the last major beam.


County Executive Dave Somers, Executive Director Ken Klein and I were all in favor of this smaller, less expensive project which will save the taxpayers approximately $74 million.  Also pictured is Josh Dugan, Special Projects Director who is doing a great job on this courthouse project.

I Voted Yes - Terry Ryan's Note

Public Works Week Celebrated by County Council

Public Works Week Resolution Signing

Councilmember Low, Councilmember Nehring, Doug McCormick Deputy Director Public Works, Councilmember Sullivan, Councilmember Wright, Chair Ryan, Matt Ojala-ES, Diane Langston-AO, David Ojala-SWM, Dale Valliant-TES, Ginger Swint-SW (MRW), Brook Chesterfield-AO (Special Projects) and Duane Myers-RM


The County Council celebrated the 59th annual National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association.  Our Public Works staff work on our infrastructure, facilities and provide services that are essential to our community.

We deeply appreciate all our employees.  Congratulations to our seven Public Works Employee Excellence Award winners and thank you for all you do for us.

Director of Selective Service Visits County Council

Photo of Council with Directors of Selective Service at Resolution Signing

Councilmember Nehring, Councilmember Sullivan, WA State Director Jim Sims, Councilmember Low, National Director Don Benton, Council Chair Ryan, Councilmember Wright


Director Don Benton of the Selective Service, attended a recent County Council meeting to receive a resolution passed by the Council and tell us about the Selective Service.  He was joined by Washington State Director Jim Sims.  Benton was appointed to the position by President Trump in 2017.  He is the first director to head the Selective Service without serving in the military.

Failure to register for the Selective Service will jeopardize a man’s eligibility for federal student financial aid, state-funded student financial aid in many states, federal employment, some state employment, security clearance for contractors, job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.

We are so grateful to each and every member of the military and their families, for their sacrifice to ensure our freedom.  Thank you to all our young men who register with the Selective Service.

Going to Boeing is Easier than Ever!

Community Transit is proud to bring Swift to Boeing’s front door.  Green Line is ready when you are, with buses departing every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes early mornings, nights and weekends.  No schedule needed!

You can count on Swift to connect you to Mill Creek and Canyon Park & Ride in Bothell, or transfer to the Swift Blue Line at Hwy 99 and Airport Road to travel to Everett Station or Aurora Village Transit Center.

The new Seaway Transit Center is conveniently located across from the Boeing main entrance, serving all Boeing routes from Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, and Sound Transit.  You can walk to work or connect to a Boeing shuttle.

Learn more at:

Paine Field Considered "Best Regional Airport in the World"

View from Paine Field Terminal


According to King5 News, Paine Field airport just recently celebrated its 100,000th departing passenger.  High end British travel publication "The Monocle" has named it the best regional airport in the world.

Congratulations to Brett Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Propeller Airports, for his success.  Thank you for bringing a high level of service and convenience to Snohomish County.

Alaska Airlines Wins its 12th Consecutive #1 Ranking by JD Power in Customer Satisfaction

Photo of Alaska Airlines Jet


For the 12th year in a row, Alaska Airlines is recognized as the highest ranked airline in customer satisfaction among traditional carriers in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study.  Alaska won this year with its best score ever.

The J.D. Power study measures the satisfaction of business and leisure travelers who flew a major North American carrier between March 2018 and March 2019. Alaska won among traditional airlines with an overall score of 801, up 26 points from 2018.  This is the first time Alaska has scored higher than 800 on the J.D. Power 1,000-point scale.

Congratulations to Alaska Airlines for their continued nationwide success.  Thank you Alaska Airlines for investing in Snohomish County and our Paine Field Airport!

Mill Creek Sports Park Re-Dedication

Mill Creek Sports Park Ribbon Cutting Photo

Tina Ryan, Council Chair Terry Ryan, City Councilmember Stephanie Vignal, City Mayor Protem Brian Holtzclaw, City Mayor Pam Pruitt, City Councilmember Vincent Cavaleri


Congratulations to Mill Creek for completing the refurbishment of Freedom Field at its Sports Park.  The park serves more than 3,800 youth annually.  The field is rented an average of 2,661 hours over the course of 330 days by local youth sports organizations.

The refurbishment included new turf with embedded baseball, softball and soccer lines that reduces painting maintenance and enhances usability.  It also features upgrades of the lighting system to LED lights, fence replacement, kick walls, new netting, improvements to the public address system and a new ADA accessible gate.

Photo with Plaques

City Manager Michael Caravino, City Councilmember Stephanie Vignal, City Councilmember Vincent Cavaleri, County Council Chair Terry Ryan, City Mayor Protem Brian Holtzclaw, City Mayor Pam Pruitt, City Councilmember Mike Todd


This refurbished park will serve the youth of Mill Creek and Snohomish County for years to come.  Congratulations!

District Events


Pancake Breakfast Northshore Senior Center

Date: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
Time: 8 – 11 AM
Location:  10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell


The entire community is invited to join The Northshore Senior Center the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month for a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs and ham or sausage along with coffee, tea or orange juice. (Ham on the 1st Saturday, sausage on the 3rd Saturday). Breakfast is $5 per person.

Come support the Northshore Senior Center while enjoying the best breakfast deal in town.

Explore the City Hall Gallery

The City of Bothell Arts Commission invites you to explore the Bothell City Hall Gallery space in the lobby of City Hall during regular business hours. Four exhibitions are scheduled during 2019.

Kimberly Leo

Kimberly Leo with Art PIece


Our 2019 gallery season is sure to delight with Bothell based artist, Kimberly Leo. Specializing in resin and mixed-media, Leo is inspired by natural shapes, crystals, the moon, ebb and flow, and the cycle of life. Now through July 26. 

Mill Creek

Hora de leer cuentos en español (Spanish Storytime)

Date:  Saturday, June 8 and June 15
Time:  2 – 3 PM
Location:  Mill Creek Library

Join us and our special guest storyteller Mirella to hear stories, learn fingerplays and sing songs, all in Spanish! Children and caregivers of all ages and languages are welcome.

Art Walk 2019

Date:  Thursday, June 13, July 11 and August 8
Location:  Mill Creek Town Center

The City of Mill Creek's Art and Beautification Board partners with Mill Creek Town Center to present the annual summer Art Walks. These free events are fun for the whole family. Attendees can walk through Town Center and visit local artists and local businesses.

Mill Creek Farmer’s Market

Date:  Each Tuesday from June 18 through August 20
Time:  3  – 7 PM
Location:  City Hall North Parking Lot at 15720 Main St.

We will be bringing nearly 50 vendor varieties to the market this year, averaging between 30-40 vendors each week.

Mill Creek Annual Garden Club Tour

Mill Creek Garden Club Flyer

Party in the Park

Date:  Thursday, June 27
Time:  5 – 7 PM
Location:  Highlands Park, 16110 29th Dr. SE

These events will provide an enjoyable evening out for the community with fun activities and games while showcasing the City’s beautiful local parks. The Lions Club will be providing food for purchase at each event. City Staff and personnel from Mill Creek Police Department and Snohomish County Fire District 7 will be in attendance.

Business Pros: Avoid Burnout, Create Balance

Date:  Thursday, June 27
Time:  7 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Arena Sports, 13500 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Mill Creek

Doing business in Snohomish County? Join us at Arena Sports for a light dinner and a free class on striking a balance between your work and your life.

Are you experiencing overload and burnout? Do you suffer from a poor work/life balance? Discover how to be your best at work while striking a balance to enjoy life outside of the workplace. Learn strategies to manage constant accessibility due to technology and social media as well managing time, tackling lists and fostering self-care.

This program is made possible by the Mill Creek Chamber of Commerce and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.  For more information, call Jennifer at the Mill Creek Library at 425-337-4822. Space is limited; please register.

Run of the Mill

Run of the Mill Poster


Date:  Saturday, June 29
Time:  9 – 10:45 AM
Location:  Main St. Town Center, 15418 Main St.

The Run of the Mill is a family friendly event focused on a 5k (3.1 mile) race. Established in 2006, it is the longest standing annual event in Mill Creek. All race proceeds are donated directly to community charity partners, and High School sports programs. Over $300k has been donated to local charities!

The Run of the Mill Event is great for families who want to run/walk/jog and enjoy kid’s activities. Participants can enjoy prize giveaways, community event booths, music and awards!

For more information go to:

Mountlake Terrace

Julie Drexler Photography Exhibit

Photograph of sunset over water


Date:  June 1 – 30
Time:  All day
Location:  Mountlake Terrace Library
                 23300 58th Ave West

Cost:  Free

Pacific NW Icons:  A Year-End Dance Recital

Date:  Saturday, June 15
Time:  1 pm – 2:45 pm
Location:  Mountlake Terrace High School Theater
                 21801 44th Ave West, Mountlake Terrace
Cost:    $14 each

Don't miss a fun performance filled with Sasquatch, Seahawks and Salmon. MLT Dance teachers have had a great time picking music from local artists, slides for projection, great costumes and most importantly they've created awesome choreography to bring our favorite PNW things to the stage. a knack for helping dancers of all ages and levels shine on stage so you'll be sure to enjoy the show.

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