Agricultural Advisory Board
The Agricultural Advisory Board, informally referred to as the "Ag Board," serves as an advisory body to the County Executive, County Council, Planning Commission, and Hearing Examiner on the County Comprehensive Plan, agriculture regulation and other agricultural policy matters. The Board, whose members are nominated by the County Executive and appointed by the County Council, is comprised of individuals who are directly engaged in commercial agriculture or represent the diking, drainage and flood control districts in the Snohomish and Stillaguamish basins. Snohomish County Code Chapter 2.06 pertains to the Agricultural Advisory Board.
Current members of the Agricultural Advisory Board include:
AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS*
|Board Member Names
|Mike Bueler, Snohomish area
|Mike Harnden, Marysville area
|Gerald Labish, Skykomish Valley
|Brian Bookey, Arlington area
||Commodity Crops |
|Mark Craven, Vice-Chair, Snohomish/Monroe area
||Agricultural Direct Marketing |
|Dave Remlinger, Snohomish/Monroe area
||Diking, Drainage & Flood Control, Snohomish River Basin|
|Jeff Ellingsen, Stanwood area
||Diking, Drainage & Flood Control, Stillaguamish River Basin|
|Jackie Macomber, Granite Falls area
|John Misich, Snohomish area
||Snohomish Farm Bureau
|Jesse Allen, Stanwood area
||Stillaguamish River Basin|
|Marv Thomas, Chair, Snohomish area
||Snohomish River Basin|
*Agricultural Advisory Board members are citizen volunteers (not county employees) and are appointed by the county council from candidates nominated by the county executive.
Regular monthly meetings of the Ag Advisory Board will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., in the Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller, 8th floor, Everett, unless otherwise posted. Meetings will occasionally be held in the farming community. If a change of venue occurs, dates and locations will be noted on the meeting agenda.
* NOTE: To view archived documents and webcasts, link directly to the County's Webcast Library: Ag Board. To view a "Live" webcast, link into the Council's website while that meeting is in session.
Departmental Staff Contacts
For further information, contact Katy Barbey, 425-388-3311, ext. 2490, firstname.lastname@example.org, Snohomish County Department of Planning and Development Services.