Agricultural Advisory Board

Regular Meetings

  • 1:00 p.m. (please note time change)
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • Robert J. Drewel Building
    3000 Rockefeller Ave.
    8th Floor
    Everett, WA, 98201

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Agricultural Advisory Board members are citizen volunteers (not county employees) and are appointed by the county council from candidates nominated by the county executive. 

Members Hometown Representing
Jeff Ellingsen, Chair
(Term Expires 04/20)
Stanwood Area Diking, Drainage & Flood Control, Stillaguamish River Basin
Jeremy Visser, Vice-Chair (Term Expires 04/18)  Stanwood Area  Dairy
Mike Harnden
(Final Term Expires 04/20)
Marysville Area   Nursery
Gerald Labish
(Final Term Expires 04/18)
Skykomish Valley Livestock
Brian Bookey
(Final Term Expires 04/18)
 Commodity Crops
Vanessa Edwards
(Term Expires 04/20)
Marysville Area Agricultural Direct Marketing
Mark Craven
(Final Term Expires 04/18)
Snohomish Area Diking, Drainage & Flood Control, Snohomish River Basin
Adam Farnham 
(Term Expires 04/20)
Snohomish Area Equine Industry
John Misich
(Term Expires 04/18)
Snohomish Area Snohomish County Farm Bureau
Jesse Allen
(Final Term Expires 04/18)
Stanwood Area Stillaguamish River Basin
 Marv Thomas
(Term Expires 04/18)
 Snohomish Area  Snohomish River Basin

About the Board

The Agricultural Advisory Board is an advisory body to the council, Planning Commission, Hearing Examiner, and county staff. The board’s continuing mandate is to support and reinforce the county’s agricultural preservation plan. The board is made up of 11 members who meet very specific criteria, who serve four-year terms and may not serve more than three consecutive terms. Members are appointed by the council on recommendation of the county executive. Email for more information.