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*IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: COVID-19*

Due to the COVID-19 declared federal, state, and local emergency, and pursuant to Governor Inslee’s Proclamations 20-05, 20-25.7, and 20-28.9, the Snohomish County Council office is closed and meetings are being held remotely. The Council encourages the public to participate remotely during this health emergency.

If you would like to participate remotely in County Council meetings, please visit the Snohomish County Council’s Meetings and Webcasts page for information to join upcoming meetings.

(See Zoom Webinar Instructions for more information)

You are able to provide comments remotely during the meeting, or you may also e-mail comments to the Council Clerk at  contact.council@snoco.org or by mail to 3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 609, Everett, WA 98201. E-mailing comment 24 hours prior to the desired meeting will ensure your comment is distributed to Councilmembers and appropriate staff in advance of the meeting.

 

County Council

 

The Snohomish County Council is the legislative authority for the county. The five members of the council are elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific geographic district.

 

Council Duties

 

The council’s duties include identifying and articulating the needs of the citizens of Snohomish County, and providing a framework for county administration to carry out its work efficiently, ensuring that county government responds effectively to the community’s needs. The county council adopts and enacts ordinances, resolutions, and motions; levies taxes; appropriates revenue; and adopts budgets for the county. The council confirms nominations to county boards and commissions and has concurrent authority with the county executive to nominate members to the Snohomish County Planning Commission. The council also appoints the hearing examiner.

 

Council Committees

Public Works Committee

  • Committee Chair: Councilmember Low

  • Committee Vice-Chair: Councilmember Nehring

Planning & Community Development Committee

  • Committee Chair: Councilmember Nehring

  • Committee Vice-Chair: Councilmember Dunn

Law & Justice/Human Services Committee

  • Committee Chair: Councilmember Mead

  • Committee Vice-Chair: Councilmember Wright

Operations Committee

  • Committee Chair: Councilmember Dunn

  • Committee Vice-Chair: Councilmember Mead

Finance Committee

  • Committee Chair: Councilmember Wright

  • Committee Vice-Chair: Councilmember Low

For more information, including meeting times: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/2288/Meetings-Webcasts

For questions or comments: contact.council@snoco.org 


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