Councilman Nehring's October Newsletter

Snohomish County Newsdesk of Nate Nehring

Dear North County Neighbors,

As we move into fall, we continue to work on important issues on the Snohomish County Council and in the community. In this month’s newsletter, I will highlight some recent speaking opportunities at the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, Associated General Contractors, and Sno-Isle Libraries. I will also share some updates from the County Executive’s proposed 2020 budget and Snohomish County Tomorrow’s Annual General Assembly.

On September 10th, I joined the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce at their monthly member luncheon in Arlington. I shared a Snohomish County Update with them highlighting our work on economic development, the homelessness and opioid epidemic, and workforce development efforts. The Stilly Valley Chamber does a great job of bringing together business and community leaders and I appreciate their efforts to grow economic opportunities in our region.

I also spoke at Economic Alliance of Snohomish County’s Business After Hours event on September 17th. These events allow local leaders to network and meet outside of their normal business hours and share updates on what they are doing in the community. At the event I discussed the Regional Apprenticeship Pathways (RAP) program and the great value of our community partnerships in Snohomish County.

On September 18th, I joined the Associated General Contractors for their North Region quarterly luncheon to share an update and learn about the issues they are facing in the building and construction industry. Recently, Snohomish County has moved into their North Region (we were previously in the Seattle Region). This move will help us work more collaboratively with our neighboring counties to the north.


On September 19th, I was invited to do a podcast interview with Sno-Isle Libraries. This series of podcasts invites community leaders and subject matter experts to share updates and information with Sno-Isle’s online community. Sno-Isle does great work in the community and provides many useful resources to its members throughout the County.


As I have mentioned before, we are moving quickly into budget season at the Snohomish County Council. This process officially started on September 24th when the Council received Executive Dave Somers’ proposed 2020 budget. Executive Somers’ budget proposal does not increase the County’s general property tax levy and prioritizes public safety and housing affordability, among other issues. We now begin the work to review the details of the proposed budget and suggest potential changes before final adoption. I will keep you informed as we move through the budget process in the coming weeks.


Finally, I want to highlight the Snohomish County Tomorrow Annual General Assembly On September 25th. Snohomish County Tomorrow (SCT) is our countywide planning organization with representation from the County and all of our cities. Once a year, elected officials from around the County gather at our Annual General Assembly to discuss the work which has been done over the past year and set priorities for the coming year. The main topic for this year’s Assembly was housing affordability. We heard from the Housing Affordability Regional Taskforce (HART) and the work they are doing to create a holistic approach to housing affordability in our county. As Co-Chair of SCT, I want to thank all of the elected officials, community leaders, and staff that made it out to this year’s General Assembly and made it such a success.

I send out newsletters on a monthly basis to keep you informed about what I am working on and how I am representing the residents of North Snohomish County on the County Council. Please feel free to reach out to me at 425-388-3494 or


Nate Nehring
Councilman, District 1

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


Russell Wiita, Legislative Aide