Executive Press Releases (2010)
Stagnant Weather Conditions Causing Elevated Air Pollution Levels
Due to stagnant weather conditions and elevated air pollution levels, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Snohomish County until further notice.
When the decorations come down, what do you do with the tree? Snohomish County’s Solid Waste Management Division offers suggestions.
Snohomish County residents hit by floods this past week can dispose of water-damaged household goods free of charge at Snohomish County solid-waste facilities.
Snohomish County residents, farmers, businesses and municipalities suffering damage from this week’s flooding are urged to submit a damage assessment report to the county’s Department of Emergency Management.
Monday morning flyovers showed waters receding along the Stillaguamish and Snohomish rivers and their branches, giving a first glimpse of flooded areas and potential damages.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has issued an emergency declaration to respond to flooding throughout the area.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon signed Friday the ordinances making up the 2011 budget during a public ceremony attended by members of the County Council and individually elected officials.
Residents interested in receiving up-to-date emergency notifications from Snohomish County are encouraged to sign up for its emergency management alert system.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s statement on the decision to station the USS Nimitz at Naval Station Everett while the USS Abraham Lincoln is away for refueling, following calls with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Coury:
Snohomish County Parks and Recreation will begin developing plans for a public shooting range outside Sultan following Tuesday’s reconveyance of property from the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Snohomish County has finished renovations to the main runway and parallel taxiway, both of which are used by Boeing and ATS customers for transport aircraft operations, at its Paine Field Airport.
Snohomish County approved a $204 million 2011 general fund budget Monday.
Snohomish County officially opened its long-awaited Quarry Road, the new truck route around Granite Falls, on Friday.
Federal funding totaling $10.7 million will allow Snohomish County to replace four bridges deemed structurally deficient.
Snohomish County’s Parks & Recreation Department has purchased 8 acres near Wallace Falls State Park to serve as a primary access point to the adjacent Washington State Reiter Foothills Recreation Area.
Snohomish County has joined the Snohomish County PUD’s "Energy Challenge" in an effort to cut electricity consumption, save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As the days turn colder, Snohomish County’s Public Works crews are ready should winter storms hit this season.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon opened Thursday’s 7th annual Focus on Farming Conference before a record-breaking crowd of more than 500 participants.
Snohomish County law enforcement has wrapped up its latest holiday emphasis patrols for unsafe drivers.
Next week’s seventh annual Focus on Farming Conference brings three top keynotes to the Tulalip Tribes Resort and Conference Center.
Snohomish County, along with its consultant team led by FRAUSE, is seeking input on draft recommendations for the 2011-2015 Strategic Tourism Plan.
Additional law enforcement will be on the watch for impaired drivers on Snohomish County roads during the Halloween holiday, joined by law enforcement officers from all over the Puget Sound region in the "Surround the Sound" traffic safety emphasis patrol.
A $48,500 grant over three years will help fund Snohomish County’s annual Focus on Farming Conference, scheduled this year for Nov. 4 at the Tulalip Resort and Conference Center.
Snohomish County will host two public meetings designed to give residents a look at newly updated FEMA flood maps and the changes they incorporate.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has declared October 24-31 as "Flood Preparedness Week," urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies before the flood season begins.
Participants at this year’s Focus on Farming Conference, Nov. 4 at the Tulalip Resort and Conference Center, can tap into additional agricultural events being held in conjunction with the annual conference.
Snohomish County will host four septic-care workshops for residents near Maltby and Snohomish this October and November at the dates and locations provided below...
Snohomish County will install a new activated crosswalk system in front of the YMCA on Puget Park Drive near Snohomish to monitor its effectiveness for future uses.
If an older relative withdraws from her usual social activities, is she merely slowing down or is she depressed? How do we recognize what is normal and what is not in terms of mental health as we age?
Snohomish County’s Alcohol & Other Drugs Advisory Board is seeking new members.
Snohomish County’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) has received a Visionary Leadership Award from the Committee for Children, whose educational programs are used internationally.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon presented his 2011 proposed budget Thursday, offering a fiscally responsible and sustainable approach that focuses on job creation, public safety and serving vulnerable populations--without tax increases.
In an effort to assist the city of Everett with its riverfront redevelopment, Snohomish County approved two recovery bond packages totaling nearly $19 million on Wednesday.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon will present his 2011 budget, which offers a fiscally responsible and sustainable approach to creating new jobs, protecting citizens and serving those in need.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and members of the Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will unveil 13 tiles for DUI victims being commemorated on the DUI Victims Memorial Wall.
Below is a statement from Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon on claims that the WTO’s interim ruling finds fault with Washington State tax law.
Snohomish County is accepting grant applications from local municipalities and nonprofits for energy efficiency improvements.
The Federal Highway Administration has selected Snohomish County’s new Sauk River Bridge in Darrington for its 2010 FHWA Award of Excellence as its "Best County Project".
Snohomish County will begin issuing more than $18 million in limited tax general obligation bonds next week in order to fund a variety of infrastructure improvements throughout the county.
A burn ban imposed July 15 for unincorporated areas of Snohomish County has been lifted.
With assistance from the Agerup and Woods families, the Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Task Force is displaying at the Evergreen State Fair the car in which Brad and Melissa Agerup and Thomas and Hilda Woods were killed when they were hit by an impaired driver.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon urged local residents Wednesday to voice their vote in what some call the county’s most important poll in decades.
Snohomish County’s Solid Waste Division has planned early closures at its facilities in Everett, Mountlake Terrace and Arlington to allow for staff training.
Soccer stars Fredy Montero and Jhon Hurtado will sign autorgraphs at the Evergreen State Fair as part of Fiesta Sunday activities. Fiesta Sunday also will feature musical talent Los Lobos at the Grandstand.
Snohomish County and Allied Waste honored six students during the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday for their winning essays in the "Living Evergreen" contest.
Acrodunk, the freestyle acrobatic basketball dunk champions and holders of four Guinness World Records, will perform during the 2010 Evergreen State Fair’s Extreme Monster Truck shows on Thursday, Aug. 26, and Friday, Aug. 27.
The Evergreen State Fair’s opening ceremony Thursday, Aug. 26, beginning at 2 p.m., will highlight generational changes found in Snohomish County as officials honor a new Centennial Farm Family as well as the youth winners of the first "Living Evergreen" essay contest.
Snohomish County residents are invited to hear an update on the county’s Shoreline Management Program and offer their comments on proposed changes during a Sept. 1 public hearing.
The 102nd Evergreen State Fair opens its doors Thursday, Aug. 26, with free gate admission for all from 10 am. until 1 p.m.
Snohomish County’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) will again deliver the Health Care Institute to more than 300 underserved families in Snohomish County.
There is a critical need for volunteer ombudsmen throughout Snohomish County to assist the elderly living in adult family homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
With support from local businesses, the Lake Goodwin Community Club and Snohomish County Parks and Recreation will kick off efforts to rebuild the Lake Goodwin Community Park playground destroyed by arson last month.
Families of persons killed in an alcohol- or drug-related crash may arrange for placement of a free tile in their loved one's name on the Snohomish County DUI Victims Memorial Wall.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has named Clay White, current president of the Washington State Association of Regional and County Planning Directors, as the new director of its Planning and Development Services Department.
Snohomish County is currently accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that promote tourism and overnight stays in the county.
Following a competitive bid process, Snohomish County has chosen High Road Promotions to manage, operate and maintain the Evergreen Speedway at Snohomish County’s Evergreen State Fairgrounds.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, County Councilman Dave Somers and others will celebrate completed traffic and safety improvements at 20th Street Southeast and at State Route 9 on Wednesday, Aug. 18.
Snohomish County residents interested in the needs and issues facing older persons and younger persons with disabilities are needed for the Snohomish County Council on Aging.
A day at the beach in Snohomish County is a day full of possibilities.
Sunny summer days bring warmth to sandy stretches of wave-swept shoreline. Fishers pull up Dungeness crabs and fight salmon from the blue depths.
A large playground structure at Lake Goodwin Community Park appears to have been purposely set ablaze early Monday morning, requiring the Marysville Fire Department to extinguish the fire.
For the fourth consecutive year, Snohomish County has been named one of 100 Best Fleets in North America.
Snohomish County’s Human Services Department was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a new homeless assistance project.
Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a modified outdoor burning ban for unincorporated areas of Snohomish County.
Maintenance of the pedestrian access tunnel at Meadowdale Beach County Park is scheduled for July 20–23, meaning access to the park will be limited.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon invites junior high and high school students to enter the “Living Evergreen” essay contest as part of the upcoming Evergreen State Fair.
Snohomish County law enforcement will be patrolling roadways on a state-funded overtime grant through Aug. 1 to reduce speed-related crashes on county and city roadways.
Join your neighbors and learn the latest in crime prevention during this year’s National Night Out Against Crime event, being held Tuesday, Aug. 3, at McCollum Park.
McCollum Pool celebrates 40 years of serving as a staple of Snohomish County Parks and Recreation’s summer fun with a pool party Saturday, July 17.
Snohomish County Parks & Recreation returns Thursday, July 15, with its annual movies and summer evening series at Willis Tucker Park.
Snohomish County will host two public meetings on proposed projects to reduce future flood losses to homes in the community.
Below is a statement from Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon on the Boeing Company’s proposal to build the U.S. Air Force’s NewGen Tanker:
“The women and men of the Boeing Company have proven time and again that they build the most state-of-the-art product available. There should be no doubt that Boeing’s proposal to manufacture the NewGen Tanker is superior to that of EADS, and I call on the U.S. Air Force to move swiftly in awarding this contract to the Boeing Company."
The Snohomish County Council on Aging will host its biennial legislative reception Wednesday, July 21, at the Everett Station, 3201 Smith Avenue.
Keeping cool this summer could just mean staying wet at one of several water access parks in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation system!
The Evergreen State Fair and Snohomish County’s Economic Development Division will sponsor its 2nd annual wine competition for commercial and amateur winemakers from Western Washington with grapes grown and processed in Western Washington.
Still paying past-due heating bills? The Snohomish County Energy Assistance Program can help.
Snohomish County Parks and Recreation will use a $1 million state grant, matched by local resources, to complete the existing 1.2-mile Centennial Trail “gap” located south of Arlington.
About 900 individuals and families needing human services attended Snohomish County’s second annual Project Homeless Connect at Cascade High School on Tuesday.
Below is a statement from Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon following the WTO’s ruling that Airbus subsidies used to develop commercial airplanes are illegal and must end:
“Today’s ruling by the World Trade Organization in favor of the Boeing Company affirms what the Boeing Company and federal, state and local leaders have said for years. This is positive news for the future of the company and the thousands of women and men who work for Boeing right here in Snohomish County..."
A public art project commissioned by Snohomish County and paid for through the 1-percent-for-the-arts program has been nationally recognized by Americans for the Arts as one of the best public arts projects in the nation.
---No DUI Traffic Fatalities During Holiday Weekend Since 1997---
Snohomish County law enforcement will be patrolling roadways on a state-funded overtime grant through July 5 as more travelers hit the roadways for vacations and holidays.
Snohomish County Human Services’ Carola Schmid has been selected to serve on the state legislative work group studying costs under the Involuntary Treatment Act.
Snohomish County’s Human Resources Department has again been honored, this time for its outplacement services offered to employees facing layoffs.
Snohomish County invites residents to review and comment on the recently updated Snohomish County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) beginning Friday, June 18.
As summer heats up, so will the Snohomish County Campus with its sixth annual Music on the Plaza series, beginning July 7 with roadhouse rhythm and blues during the lunch hour.
Snohomish County is partnering with Senior Services of Snohomish County to provide 40 affordable housing units to seniors, veterans and their families.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon will sign recently passed ordinances that further protect water quality and drinking-water supplies.
With "Home Grown Fun!" as this year’s theme for the Evergreen State Fair, scheduled for Aug. 26-Sept. 6th, evening entertainment offers a very diverse and exciting lineup of Grandstand events.
Snohomish County Public Works has scheduled three open house meetings to introduce plans for a new trail in the southern part of the county.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon is recommending the county distribute $9 million of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act bond allocation to three companies for the creation of new jobs. The county also has released a second request for proposals for nearly $11 million still available.
Snohomish County will host its second annual Project Homeless Connect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 29, at Everett’s Cascade High School. Volunteers are needed to make the event a success.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, County Council members and other local, state and federal Congressional delegates opened the new Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center on Thursday at Paine Field.
Snohomish County’s Human Resources Department, led by Director Bridget Clawson, has won a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.
Three-time Edmonds Mayor and proven business leader to be Reardon's second in command: Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has selected Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson as his new deputy executive.
Regardless of weather, Snohomish County’s spray feature at Willis Tucker Community Park opens Saturday, May 29, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
On Tuesday, June 8, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and local farmers will roll out the creation of a new nonprofit organization devoted to advancing economic growth among county farmers.
Snohomish County will soon begin its annual roadway resurfacing program, this year focusing on 109 miles of county roadways.
Snohomish County Solid Waste facilities in Everett, Mountlake Terrace and Arlington will close early on June 2-4 for ongoing staff training.
The first of three roundabouts along the Granite Falls Alternate Route has opened to traffic.
May 17, 2010
Snohomish County’s Land Use Working Group (LUWG) recently released a preliminary report for public comment.
Snohomish County Human Services Director Ken Stark was among a group of 12 people from Snohomish, King and Pierce counties who recently traveled to Washington, D.C., in support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s work to end homelessness.
Beginning in June, the North Snohomish County Early Head Start program will accept applications to fill 82 openings.
Snohomish County recently awarded more than $1.5 million to 22 projects designed to help end homelessness.
Snohomish County began installing solar panels this week at its campus in Everett. The solar panels will supply electricity to the parking garage for the county’s future fleet of electric cars.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon will host a series of “community conversations” to collect public input on 2011 budget priorities.
Snohomish County Parks & Recreation is soliciting proposals from competent business partners with a proven track record who are interested in managing, promoting, marketing, operating and maintaining its motorsport and multi-event venue located at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe.
The Mount Baker Council BSA Scouts of America Community Service Day project will focus on cleaning up the popular Snohomish County Centennial Trail.
About 150 people took part in Saturday’s Earth Day celebration at Jennings Park in Marysville.
The event was hosted by the Allen Quilceda Watershed Action Team (AQWA) and sponsored by the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund and the city of Marysville.
The Snohomish County Citizens Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials will meet again Wednesday, April 28, holding as it continues reviewing the salary schedule for elected officials for 2011 and 2012.
Snohomish County’s Public Works Department recently was honored by the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the state Governor’s Office for its work to increase road safety and ease commutes.
Veronica de Gier of Everett and Louise Scollard of Mountlake Terrace were recently awarded with 2010 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.
The Aging and Disability Services division of Snohomish County Human Services will host a seminar on stress management for senior citizens Wednesday, April 28.
Snohomish County transfer stations and drop-box locations will remain open despite a strike called Wednesday by union workers for Waste Management.
“The EADS Company’s decision to bid on the U.S. tanker replacement does not change the fact that the Boeing proposal is still superior and should be the bid chosen by the U.S. Air Force. The women and men of the Boeing Company make the best planes in the world..."
Snohomish County employee Tim Sewell will be honored by the Snohomish County chapter of the NAACP during its National Day of Honor luncheon in May.
Once again, Snohomish County’s Paine Field will be the site of the 15th annual General Aviation Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 15.
Celebrate your local stream this Earth Day! The AQWA Team (Allen Quilceda Watershed Action Team) will host a free hands-on Earth Day event at Jennings Park in Marysville.
More than 300 people are expected to attend Saturday’s grand opening of Lake Stevens Community Park as well as the dedication of the ball fields being named for community advocate Gary Cease.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon applauded the County Council’s action Wednesday approving a modified county budget for 2010.
The Snohomish County Citizens Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials will meet again Wednesday, April 14, holding a public hearing to gather input as it continues reviewing the salary schedule for elected officials for 2011 and 2012.
Snohomish County is currently accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote heritage preservation in the county.
March 31, 2010
Snohomish County will begin the process of making more than $20 million in American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA) bonds available to local companies to create new jobs.
The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force held its annual awards ceremony Monday night, recognizing law enforcement, youth, businesses and individuals who contributed to traffic safety in 2009.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon announced Tuesday that an additional 7 acres, including 150 feet of waterfront, has been added to what eventually will become Lake Stickney Park.
The Snohomish County Citizens Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials will meet again Wednesday, March 31, as it continues to review the salary schedule for elected officials for 2011 and 2012.
Beginning in April, the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) will begin recruiting to fill openings at 21 locations in Snohomish County. The free preschool is offered to low-income three- and four-year-olds.
Snohomish County has named Sharon Olsen, a longtime Snohomish County 4-H leader, as its 2010 Evergreen State Fair Honoree.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon welcomed five families at risk of homelessness into new homes Monday through a joint venture with the nonprofit Home For Good.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon is urging residents to complete and return their 2010 Census forms, which were mailed this week.
Snohomish County will host a public workshop to discuss potential changes to the day use portion of Kayak Point Regional Park.
For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular night to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, due to impaired drivers, it can also be very dangerous.
The Snohomish County Citizens Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials will begin meeting March 17 to review the salary schedule for elected officials for 2011 and 2012.
Below is a statement from Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon on Northrop Grumman’s decision not to bid against the Boeing Company for the U.S. Air Force’s tanker project...
On April 24 and 25, Snohomish County will host a Spring Recreation Expo at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, featuring outdoor and leisure-related exhibits along with carnival rides and favorite fair food.
Snohomish County is currently accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote tourism in the county.
February 17, 2010
Snohomish County invites the public to participate in a series of public meetings to learn about the County’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NMHP) update to be held next week at locations throughout the region.
February 12, 2010
More than 500 residents received services during a multi-day resource fair hosted by the Snohomish County Executive Office, United Way of Snohomish County and the Workforce Development Council Snohomish County (WDCSC).
February 12, 2010
Snohomish County’s Paine Field and Department of Emergency Management have been federally certified to assist with response and recovery during national and international disasters.
Firefighters from the Paine Field Fire Department will partner with the Mukilteo Fire Department to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Vulnerable adults living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes throughout Snohomish County are in need of community help.
Snohomish County will receive $2.45 million in federal stimulus funds to provide comprehensive, high-quality Early Head Start services during the next two years.
Snohomish County’s DUI & Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force has teamed up with the National Football League (NFL), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and other state and local highway safety and law enforcement officials to promote safe driving on Super Bowl Sunday.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron presented his 2010 State of the County address Thursday, highlighting the need to create more local jobs while changing the tone of debate in local government.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon proposed Wednesday morning using more than $33 million in federally subsidized bonds available under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to stimulate new job growth.
Early data collected during Thursday’s annual Point In Time homeless count show only a slight decrease over numbers collected during 2009.
Two new traffic signals will be activated next week to improve pedestrian safety to and from Shoultes Elementary and Cascade Elementary schools.
Snohomish County approved funding Wednesday for the replacement of the Marten Creek Bridge #562, located about 21 miles east of Granite Falls.
The Snohomish County Executive Office, United Way of Snohomish County and the Workforce Development Council Snohomish County (WDCSC) are hosting a multi-day resource fair designed to offer assistance to families and individuals impacted by the current economic crisis.
The Evergreen State Fair is seeking candidates for four vacancies on the Snohomish County Fair Advisory Board.
Snohomish County Human Resources employees have recently been honored for their work and community involvement.
Volunteers are needed for the annual Point In Time homeless count, which will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 28.
Snohomish County’s Long Term Care & Aging Division will host a free seminar focusing on the effects of arthritis.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has requested the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office authorize the use of an outside special deputy prosecutor to conduct a formal review of policies and procedures regarding workplace complaints, including alleged harassment and discrimination violations.
The Federal Aviation Administration has changed the location of the third public hearing scheduled to accept comments on the draft environmental assessment pertaining to two proposals for commercial air service at Snohomish County’s Paine Field Airport.