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News from Terry Ryan

JULY 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

Congratulations to Sen. Derek Stanford and Rep. Davina Duerr

King and Snohomish County Councils with newly appointed Sen. Stanford

King County Council and Snohomish County Council with Sen. Stanford and Judge Gehlsen


We had great candidates to choose from. Congratulations to Derek Stanford for his appointment as our new State Senator and to Davina Duerr for her appointment as our new State Representative in the 1st Legislative District. We look forward to working with them!

Members of King and Snohomish County Councils with Rep Duerr

Chair Ryan, King County Councilmember McDermott, Rep. Duerr, Snohomish County Councilmember Sam Low, Chair Dembowski

Paris Air Show Report

Paris Air Show Ribbon Cutting

Paris Airshow State of Washington Booth Ribbon Cutting


I am honored to represent Snohomish County on our Economic Development efforts to bring more family wage jobs to Snohomish County.

In June, I was part of the delegation with the Washington State Department of Commerce that toured several facilities in Nantes, France. We toured the Port of Nantes/Saint–Nazaire, ChantierNaval de Saint-Nazaire regional shipbuilding company, Technocampus Smart Factory and met with the executives from several aerospace companies. These visits help us to learn more about other companies and businesses so we can plan for Snohomish County’s future.

Terry with Edwardo Torres

Chair Ryan and Edwardo Torres of Torres America


The Paris Air Show was spectacular! All key aerospace companies were in one setting. Our Washington State delegation was the largest ever, 80+ people. I spent most of my time with Economic Alliance of Snohomish County. EASC had pre-arranged meetings with key Aerospace companies prior to the start of the air show. The purpose of the meetings was to thank our current employers, encourage them to expand their operations in Snohomish County, and to recruit new businesses and employers to our county.

Terry and Shawn Dwyer

Chair Ryan and Shawn Dwyer of Orion Aerospace


Patrick Pierce of EASC and I met with many aerospace companies such as MTorres, Korry Electronics, Thales North America, Ascent Aerospace, Senior Aerospace and Crane Aerospace. We had a great team that included Arif Ghouse, Director of Paine Field Airport, Mayor Cassie Franklin and Economic Development Director Dan Eernisee from Everett and Larry Cluphf, Executive Director of the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center at Edmonds Community College.

Terry and Patrick

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County CEO Patrick Pearce and Chair Ryan


Bottom line: it was a fast paced trip with nonstop, back to back meetings.  Over the next few months, we will be reaching out to our contacts as we continue to work to bring more family wage jobs to Snohomish County.  A special thank you to our Snohomish County team members who were all working for the betterment of Snohomish County.

35th Ave Phase I Completed

Ribbon Cutting at 35th Ave Phase I

Ribbon Cutting 35th Ave Phase I


Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country.  If the Southwest Urban Growth Area (UGA) was incorporated it would be the fourth most populous city in the state.

This project improves 35th Ave SE from 180th St SE to 152nd St SE by adding bike lanes, center turn lanes, planter strips, sidewalks and stormwater detention and treatment facilities.

35th Ave SE - Phase II will break ground during the summer of 2020 with safer walk routes for North Creek High School.  We are dedicated to improving infrastructure safety for cyclists and pedestrians

I am proud to be the Chair of the Public Works Committee and to work with our amazing Public Works staff led by Steve Thomsen and Doug McCormick as we work on these projects that improve our residents’ quality of life.


Image of Seafair Pirates in parade

Seafair Pirates


Tour de Terrace is a Seafair-sanctioned, summer festival that attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Mountlake Terrace each July. The first Tour de Terrace, as we know it today, was celebrated in 1994 when two residents, Jerry and Judi Smith, decided to establish an event to commemorate the city's 40th birthday and generate community spirit.

Jerry & Judy Smith

Jerry & Judy Smith


The Smiths and a small group of dedicated volunteers first started the Tour de Terrace Parade in 1993 which serves as a warm up for many groups participating in Seafair's Torchlight Parade.  The Tour de Terrace Parade always occurs on Friday night, the day before the Torchlight Parade.

Seafair Clown

Buzz Lightyear - Seafair Clown


Over the years, Tour de Terrace became a non-profit organization and today the festival features a parade complete with Seafair pirates and clowns, live music over three days, beer garden, carnival, street fair, classic car show, 5K fun run/walk and pancake breakfast. The Smith family, along with their trusted volunteers, still operate the festival with police, parks, public works and publicity assistance from the city.

Photograph of Volunteers

Tour de Terrace Volunteers


The Tour de Terrace festival is located at the Evergreen Playfield Complex at 22205 56th Avenue W. The parade route runs along 56th Avenue W beginning at the staging area at 234th Street SW and concludes at the park. In 2019, Tour de Terrace will take place on July 26, 27 and 28.

Snohomish County Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park


Open seating begins at 7:30 p.m. Seating is on the grass. You may bring low-back lawn chairs and blankets for comfort. Popcorn and soda are available for purchase.

Snohomish County is very thankful for our generous sponsors who make this event happen.

Thank you Community Transit, Bridge City Church, and Mill Creek Lions Club.

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian at all times.

Price:  Admission is free. Donations benefiting Snohomish County Parks accepted.

Mill Creek Lions Club's snacks include popcorn, candy, soda, water, and similar snacks.

2019 Line-up

July 11
Location: Old School Park- Darrington
Movie: The Goonies
Showtime: 9:35 PM

July 18
Location: Old School Park- Darrington
Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Showtime: 9:28 PM

July 25
Location: Willis Tucker Park- Snohomish
Movie: The Incredibles 2
Showtime: 9:19 PM

August 1
Location: Willis Tucker Park- Snohomish
Movie: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Showtime: 9:08 PM

August 8
Location: Lake Stevens Community Park
Movie: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Showtime: 8:58 PM

August 15
Lake Stevens Community Park
Movie: Mary Poppins Returns
Showtime: 8:45 PM

* Please note: Times are approximate and activities are subject to change

District Events


Park Ridge Community Church Farmers Market

Park Ridge Farmers Market Flyer

Location: 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell

Fourth of July Freedom Festival Children’s Parade
Date:  July 4
Location: Starts at Main St. & 104th Ave NE

No registration is required for the Children's Parade - just join us no later than 11 am at Main St/104th!

  • Decorated pedal bicycles, scooters, wagons, strollers, etc. are welcome in the parade
  • No motorized bikes, scooters, or other vehicles allowed ("Power Wheels" toys ok)
  • Parents are welcome to walk with their children in the parade, or pick them up at the end of the parade route (near Pop Keeney Stadium)

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Schedule of Events




Pancake breakfast

8:30 - 10:30 am

Downtown Fire Station ​10726 Beardslee Blvd

Children's parade (no registration required)

11:15 am

Starts at Main St & 104th Ave NE

Grand parade


Starts at Main St & 104th Ave NE

Food Truck Festival at the Northshore Senior Center*

12 - 4 pm

10201 E Riverside Dr

*Get all the details on the Food Truck Festival at the Northshore Senior Center's Facebook event page.

Disabled Parking

In addition to the disabled person parking spaces located throughout the parade route, the South City Hall parking lot and the Police Department front parking lot will be designated for disabled person parking for the 4th of July Parade.

Music in the Park 2019

Fridays, 6:30 - 8 pm North Creek Sportsfield #3 11905 North Creek Pkwy

  • July 5, 2019: Cherry Cherry - "All the hits, horns and hoopla make this Neil Diamond tribute rock!"     Sponsored by Seattle Genetics
  • July 12, 2019: Good Co - "Electro Swing at its finest!"
  • July 19, 2019: Harmonious Funk - "We keep you dancing to R&B/hip hop/soul!"  Sponsored by UW Bothell
  • July 26, 2019: The Marlin James Band - "Rockin' the Country!"   Sponsored by UW Bothell
  • August 2, 2019: Just One Look - "The nation's longest-running tribute to Linda Ronstadt"     Sponsored by Recology
  • August 9, 2019: Wally & the Beaves - "Playing your favorite songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's" Sponsored by SHAG Boulevard Place
  • August 16, 2019: Portage Bay Big Band - "Seattle's hardest-working Big Band for over 25 years"      Sponsored by UW Bothell
  • August 23, 2019: AbbaFab - "The #1 Abba Experience.  Let's party like it's 1979!"   Sponsored by Parklands North Creek

Children's Concert Series

Bothell Children's Concert Series


Our 3rd annual Just Kidding Around concert series will kick off July 10, 2019 - and this year, we're expanding to seven shows! Wednesday mornings Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater (9919 NE 180th St.) 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Just Kidding Around 2019

  • July 10, 2019: Eli Rosenblatt - "Contagiously fun world music"
  • July 17, 2019: Recess Monkey - "Three Grammy-nominated teachers who rock!"      Sponsored by 4Culture
  • July 24, 2019: Eric Herman & the Puppy Dogs - "Comedy, creativity, audience participation & outrageously funny songs!"
  • July 31, 2019: Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist - "Bringing science & nature to life with creative, interactive & engaging music!"
  • August 7, 2019: Micah & Me - "Voted one of the top 5 children's & family entertainers in Portland, three years in a row!"
  • August 14, 2019: The Not-Its! - "Music to be listened to under the supervision of children"
    Sponsored by 4Culture
  • August 21, 2019: Caspar Babypants - "A fun, energetic dance party for kids & their parents!"      Sponsored by Master Hong's World Champion Taekwondo

Thanks to our 2019 Presenting Sponsor, Allegro Pediatrics, for helping us put on this free series!


Music in the Park

Brier Music in the Park photo


Wednesday, July 10th
Brier Park - 5:00 pm

Music in the Park in Brier


Mill Creek

Farmer's Market

Photo of Farmers Market at Mill Creek


Date:  Each Tuesday through August 18
Time:  3 pm – 7 pm
Location:  City Hall North parking lot, 15720 Main St.

Summer Concert Series

Presented by the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association

Date:  Every Wednesday through September 11
Time:  6 pm – 8 pm
Location:  The Forum in Creekside Village
Cost:  Free!

  • July 3:  “Cherry, Cherry” tribute to Neil Diamond
  • July 10:  “Main Street Band” tribute to Bob Seger
  • July 17:  “Sly Mr. Y” 70’s and 80’s Rock Music
  • July 24:  “Big Dog Review” 70’s Pop/Dance Music
  • July 31:  “Ventura Highway Revisited” acoustic music of the 70’s

Art Walk

The City of Mill Creek's Art & Beautification Board partners with Mill Creek Town Center to present the annual Summer Art Walks. These free events are tons of fun for the whole family. Attendees can walk through Town Center and visit local artists and local businesses. Each art walk runs from 5 pm to 8 pm. The 2019 season of Art Walks includes:

  • Thursday, July 11
  • Thursday, August 8

Mill Creek Festival

Mill Creek Festival Logo

Date: July 13 & 14
Time:  11 am
Location: on Mill Creek Blvd.





Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm (Beer Garden open until 7 pm)
Saturday Shuttle Hours: 7 am to 8 pm 
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm (Beer Garden open until 6 pm)
Sunday Shuttle Hours: 10 am to 7 pm


3-on-3 Fest Basketball Tournament

Date:  July 13 & 14
Time:  8 am – 4 pm
Location:  City Hall North Parking Lot, 15720 Main St.

Mill Creek Recreation and Tourism is excited to be working with Stars Unlimited to produce the annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. To register, visit:


Party in the Parks

Date:  July 25
Time:  5 pm – 7 pm
Location:  Mill Creek Sports Park, 13903 North Creek Dr.

Join the City of Mill Creek for summer evening community events June through September. Bring the family and get ready for a party in our local parks! These events will provide a fun 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:  The Ebb and Flow of Sales

Date:  July 25
Time:  7 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:  Arena Sports, 13500 Bothell Everett Hwy.

Doing business in Snohomish County? Join us at Arena Sports for a light dinner and a free class on the ten ways to navigate cycles.  This program is free.

The ebb and flow of sales are a normal part of the business landscape. Your enterprise may have a steady increase in sales, then plateau or decline. Slow sales can increase stress and cause enthusiasm and motivation to disappear.

When this happens, it is wise to hit the pause button and explore 10 ways to navigate an ebb time. This includes the causes of cycles, assessing marketing activities, the 80/20 rule of revenue, creating a niche, reigniting enthusiasm and other ideas to help move your business forward.

Maya Sullivan helps empower people to become their own boss and enhance their financial insights. 

This program is made possible by the Mill Creek Chamber of Commerce and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

For more information please call Jennifer at the Mill Creek Library, 425-337-4822. Space is limited; please register.

Mountlake Terrace

Fireworks, Music & Fun for July 3rd at Ballinger Park

Photo of mountlake terrace children's activity


The fourth consecutive Mountlake Terrace 3rd of July Stars & Stripes Celebration, sponsored by the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, is planned for Wednesday, July 3rd from 3:00 to 11:00 pm at Ballinger Park (23000 Lakeview Drive). The City of Mountlake Terrace, Community Transit and South County Fire provide support services and facilities for the event.

The celebration includes a variety of entertainment and hours of fun for all ages. The event kicks off at 3:00 pm  with family fun and games, pony rides, water walking balls, bouncy houses, food vendors, face painting, carnival games and booths from local businesses.

The stage area includes live music, a DJ, pie eating contest, gunny sack races, and introductions of local sponsors and officials. The evening’s grand finale includes two fireworks shows that will light up the skies with fabulous fireworks that begin at about 10:00 pm over Lake Ballinger.

Senior Center restrooms will be open for the handicapped and portable toilets will be on site. Parking will be available at the former Creekside Church parking lot (7011 226th Place SW), and the Community Transit Park and Ride lot (6001 236th Street SW) with shuttle service provided by Honor Care Adult Family Home and Mountlake Terrace Plaza.

Although personal fireworks are illegal in the city, the organization obtained a special events permit from the city to allow a fireworks display with a professional pyrotechnics company. The boat launch area will be closed. The spectator viewing area will be on the southeast hillside within the park and south of the Mountlake Terrace Senior/Community Center (Ballinger Clubhouse).

Strong attendance is expected so please plan ahead and be prepared for any weather conditions, low lighting conditions upon exit, and shuttle waiting time. Bring chairs and/or blankets to sit on. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area as there may be congestion.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact event sponsor Seaun Richards at (425) 218-5996.

Tour de Terrace


Tour de Terrace Parade


Come watch the Tour de Terrace Parade! See celebrities, cool cars, amazing floats, drill teams, Mountlake Terrace High School Athletes, and so much more! And of course, the SeaFair pirates are on hand to "terrify" and delight the children!

Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 6:45 pm 
Check-in at the Civic Center on 58th & 232nd SW Notice Backpacks are prohibited and will be subject to search.

Pancake Breakfast

Image of Pancakes


Join us at are annual outdoor pancake breakfast! Eat delicious pancakes smothered in butter, syrup, or whatever! Also included, bacon, juice, and coffee!

Date: Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th
Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: $6.00
Location: South end of the main field.

Car Show

Car Show - Tour de Terrace


Date: Saturday, July 27th 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Evergreen Playfield Complex

Nothing can get you jump-started and your carburetor flowing like a visit to the Tour de Terrace Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. See the fantastic cars, fancy trucks and fast motorcycles at this year’s 26th Annual Tour de Terrace Car Show. It’s history on wheels. Cars and spectators are revving up for the car, truck and motorcycle show.

Located on the grass field next to the Carnival at Evergreen Playfield Complex, the car show registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with viewing of vehicles beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Car Show entry fee is $20 and vehicles must be street legal to sign up. The first 100 cars registered receive a dashboard plaque.

Cars, trucks and motorcycles compete in sixteen classes for trophies. The Best of Show trophy is awarded to the overall favorite, as selected by a people’s choice vote. Trophies are awarded at approximately 3:00 p.m.

C & M Trophy, Rich’s Custom Upholstery, Lynnwood NAPA Auto Parts, Big E Ales Brewery, Ed’s Chimney and North City Tattoos sponsor the Tour de Terrace Car Show. Raffle courtesy of Lynnwood NAPA Auto Parts.

Enjoy live music by Maltby Crew as you do your own bumper-to-bumper inspection on everything from antiques to works of art.

NO PETS ALLOWED IN THE CAR SHOW AREA. Prevents damage to show vehicles!

Register for the 2019 MLT 5K Fun Run & Walk

5K Run


Our annual fundraiser for Mountlake Terrace elementary schools will take place Saturday, July 27th at 8:30 am. This is a professionally timed event perfect for the whole family. The route winds through the local neighborhoods and a woodsy trail in Terrace Creek Park. Register now! 

The 5K is part of the annual Tour de Terrace community festival.

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