News from Councilmember Sam Low - District 5

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News from Sam Low

June 2022

Sam Low's eNewsletter


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


Darcy Cheesman, Legislative Aide 

Thank you for taking the time to read my monthly newsletters and for taking interest in events and issues around the County and specifically in Council District 5.  Below I highlight some significant events taking place next week as well as a Veteran’s Memorial Dedication this last Monday.  As always, I invite you to email me with any questions or concerns

Veteran’s Memorial Bridge Dedication

On Memorial Day I was honored to join County Executive Dave Somers and Councilmember Nate Nehring at the rededication of the Haller Bridge in Arlington as a Veteran’s Memorial Bridge to honor local military members who perished during the Global War on Terror (GWOT) – 9/11/2001 to the present. A sculpture by local artists Caroline Sumpter and Don Frazier and an interpretive kiosk are also a part of the memorial.

I am appreciative of the Snohomish County Arts Commission and their work with local veterans, the City of Arlington, the Snohomish County Conservation & Natural Resources, and the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation in bringing this memorial to fruition.  Please go to the  Lynnwood Times to read more about this and the men of Snohomish County who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Photo of Councilmember Low with others at the Bridge Dedication

Photo Courtesy of the Lynnwood Times

Public Safety Town Hall – June 8th

On June 8th Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, Councilmember Nate Nehring and I will be hosting a Town Hall on Public Safety at the Marysville Opera House.  This event is open to all community members so I invite you to join us.  Additional information is listed below.

Public Safety Town Hall Flyer

Countywide Engagement Plan for Federal Recovery Investments – District 5 Information

The Snohomish County Office of Recovery and Resilience (ORR) is hosting five in-person recovery events. These events will take place throughout May and June in each County Council district.

Recovery events will have three parts:

  1. Resource tables where attendees can connect directly with Snohomish County and community-based services and resources. Participating organizations include – but are not limited to – the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Planning and Development Services, and Volunteers of America Western Washington.
  2. Voting session where attendees can vote for their top three recovery investment priorities to help guide county decision-making.
  3. A deep-dive recovery discussion on the top-voted issues. Residents can provide feedback on how they have been impacted by the pandemic and work alongside county staff to start to develop solutions and programs.

Child care or kids activities as well as dinner will be provided on-site at no cost to attendees. These events are free and open to the public, and they will include an opportunity to connect directly with local elected officials and county staff on important pandemic recovery issues. Attendees do not need to stay for the entire event to participate. 

District Five Recovery Event

Date & Time: Thursday, June 9; doors open at 6 p.m., event ends at 7:30 p.m.

Location: 4H Building #501, Evergreen State Fair Park, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe WA 98272

Cities: Gold Bar, Index, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Snohomish, Sultan

More information & RSVP: District 5 Recovery Roadshow | Snohomish County, WA - Official Website (

Public Input for Paine Field Airport Master Plan

Information Courtesy of Snohomish County Paine Field Airport

Airport planners have completed draft concepts and alternatives for the Paine Field Airport Master Plan. Snohomish County invites the public to visit our online open house from June 1 to 30, to get an update on what the team has been working on, to learn more about the master plan, and leave comments or questions.

The public is also invited to share their thoughts with airport planners at a webinar on Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. The webinar will provide attendees a chance to learn more about the Master Plan updates and ask questions directly of the project team. Register and learn more about the draft plan at

Planners and engineers developed these concepts and alternatives based on public feedback in late 2021 and early 2022.

Webinar attendees and visitors to the online open house will see draft drawings of improved airfield taxiways, see land use updates, and hear more about the planning process.

“Snohomish County residents are passionate about activity in their communities, and this includes their local airport. We’ve worked hard to include them in the planning process and encourage them to get involved,” said Terry Ryan, Snohomish County Aerospace Economic Development Director. 

Community members can visit the online open house at Through the online open house, community members can learn more about the master plan process, get an update on the proposed alternatives, leave comments, sign up for project emails, and follow Paine Field Airport on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. 

About Paine Field

Paine Field is a unique airport, driving the economy of the region, having the newest commercial airport terminal in Washington state, and serving as home to over 550 aircraft, including small, single engine recreational aircraft, corporate jets, vintage warbirds, and brand-new Boeing aircraft. Paine Field’s privately-owned commercial air terminal services a dozen western destinations. Located about 30 miles north of downtown Seattle, the airport offers high quality aviation facilities, including an FAA tower, Cat 1 ILS, Part 139 certification, FBO services and good access to Seattle, Bellevue, and Redmond.

The airport's economic impact is estimated at over 158,000 jobs (over 46,000 direct) and an output of almost $60 billion annually.

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