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News from Brian Sullivan

July 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
E-Mail: Kevin Phan, Legislative Aide

Hey all! Be sure to enjoy the hot summer this year. There are so many great events in District 2 this July and August, there's something for everyone!

I am Councilmember Sullivan's new Legislative Aide, an Everett resident, and a student at Everett Community College. I am honored to be able to serve all of you in this position. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. I'm eagerly waiting to hear from all of you.

Kevin Phan, Legislative Aide

Snohomish and King County Councils Fill 1st LD Vacancies

King and Snohomish County Councils with Sen Stanford and Judge Gehlsen

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


Monday, July 1st in a joint meeting between the Snohomish and King County Councils two members of the community were selected to fill vacancies left in the wake of Senator Guy Pulumbo's resignation to the private sector.  The 1st Legislative District encompasses Brier, Bothell, Northern Kirkland and most of Mountlake Terrace.

First, State Representative Derek Stanford has been appointed to the 1st Legislative District's Senate seat. Rep. Stanford has served in the Statehouse since 2011 and was a member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Business & Financial Services Committee, and the  Education Appropriations & Oversight Committee.

swearing in of Rep Duerr

Judge Gehlsen administering the Oath of Office for Rep. Duerr


Bothell Deputy Mayor and environmental advocate Davina Duerr was selected by the Councils to take the place of the now - Senator Stanford. Representative Duerr will work alongside Rep. Shelly Kloba to represent the 1st District in the Statehouse, and as a new member, will have the chance to select the new Speaker of the House after the resignation of House Speaker Frank Chopp. Both appointees will serve for the remainder of the term until elections in 2020.

Congratulations to Senator Derek Stanford and Representative Davina Duerr. I look forward to working closely with both of you to do right by our constituents and work on the issues that matter to them most.

Resolution 19-030 Recognizing June 2019 as Orca Action Month in Snohomish County

Riding one of our great Washington state ferries and catching one of our beautiful Southern Resident Orca neighbors breaching the waters is a uniquely Washington state phenomena. Preserving and protecting the local Orca population is paramount to local ecological health, that’s why on June 22nd the Snohomish County Council passed the resolution recognizing June 2019 as Orca Action Month.

The Southern Resident Orcas are a source of pride for our region and we must do all we can to ensure not just their survival but to allow them to thrive in their home. The world’s heart ached in 2018 when one of our very own Southern Resident Orcas –j35- showed the sheer amount of intelligence and compassion they have while mourning the death of her calf for 17 days through the region. We’re just now beginning to understand how complex, intelligent and compassionate these creatures really are. Losing them would be detrimental to the entire region. Declining salmon runs, toxic pollution, loss of habitat, and increased vessel traffic are just some of time issues that need to be address to resolve this issue. We’re blessed to have these beautiful neighbors, hopefully we can continue too generations to come.

Resolution 19-031 Recognizing June 19, 2019 as Smoke Ready Communities Day

These past couple of years we have experienced the “New Normal” in Washington State for the summer – wildfires and smoke. I strongly encourage you to take all the necessary steps to protect your health and to reduce the smoke’s effect on your daily routine.

On June 17th, the County Council passed a resolution to recognize June 19, 2019 as Smoke Ready Communities Day. Last year’s wildfires led to 24 days of poor air quality, nine of which were days considered unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children, and people with heart disease or breathing problems. So far in 2019 alone, Washington has experienced 300 wildfires leading the Department of Natural Resources to predict a record number of fires to be set in 2019. When the fires do start up again please frequently check the Puget Sound Clean Air agency website or visit by the Environmental Protections Agency. The smoke from these fires can cause irritation to your eyes, nose, throat as well as wheezing, coughing and headaches, If you would like to know more about what you can do to protect your friends and family from the smoke, please head to the Washington State Department of Health website where they have additional information for staying safe and healthy in these conditions.

District Events


Colors of Freedom Parade

Come out and celebrate the birth of our country on the 4th of July surrounded by your friends and community! Feel free to bring a seat and get comfortable. The Seattle Cossacks Stunt motorcycle team will be the pre-parade show starting at 10:45 but that’s just the start there will also be marching bands, dancers, drill teams and more hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday July 4th                           
10:45 AM 
Location: Colby & Wetmore Ave between Wall St. & 26th

Everett 4th of July Poster


Colors of Freedom Festival 

After the parade head over to the Colors of Freedom Festival! Free children’s activities, along with food fair, beer garden, live music and ending the might with fireworks it’s the perfect way to spend your independence day. There will be no parking at the festival but Everett Transit will have a free shuttle to and from Legion Park running every 20 minutes at the Everett Station.

Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd.

Everett Public Library to Celebrate its 125th Birthday

Vintage Picture of people on Library steps with computerized party hats on


Established by The Everett Woman’s Book Club in 1894, The Everett Public Library will celebrate their 125th birthday this summer! The Everett Public Library is inviting the community to celebrate the past and future potential of Everett. The event will be broken down into two days of activities, Saturday there will be art and crafts as well as balloon artists and face painters! On Sunday local author Carole Dagg will tell her family’s incredible storied walk from Washington to New York in 1896. Sunday there will be a showing of “This Victorian Life” presented by Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman providing a glimpse into the Victorian life at the time.

Date: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 12:30 PM
Date: Sunday, July 14th  
Time: 2 PM
Everett Public Library 2702 Hoyt Ave.       

Everett Trivia Night

Lazy Boy Brewing will be hosting an Everett trivia night at their brewery in south Everett. They will donate one dollar of each beer sale that night in honor of the Everett Public Library to support the early literacy activities and technology at the Evergreen branch. Adults only trivia will be free to participate.

Date: Saturday, July 13th                        
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
: Lazy Boy Brewery, 715 100th St SE.


Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's SkyFair

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum Poster


Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's Biggest Air & Ground Show Event of the year! See vintage aircraft take to the skies and tanks cruise the grounds!

Military artifacts come alive to display their incredible speed, firepower and NOISE during the one and only Skyfair! Introducing new acts including Lightning Formation, a talented acrobatic and formation team performing. This family-friendly event also features a scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, educational speaker, remote control tanks, amazing food from some of the region’s top food trucks, and much more.

This event goes from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with special viewing times throughout the day! Stay tuned for a schedule to be released soon!

Date: Saturday, July 20th
10 AM - 4 PM
3407 109th Street SW


Jonny Lang and the Robert Cray Band

Jonny Lang and Robert Cray Band poster


Date: Friday, July 5th 
Time:  Doors open at 6 PM, Show starts at 7 PM
Price: Tickets start at $55
Location: 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd
All attendees of the event must be 21+

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