Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers gave his State of the County address on March 28, 2017. He gave his vision on “The Future We Choose”
2017 Recommended Budget
Snohomish County government touches on some of the most important issues facing our community. From keeping the public safe, to providing housing for a rapidly growing population, to protecting our environment, to expanding our transportation system: County government is not distant and abstract, but right here in the communities we serve, working hard to make life better for our residents in practical and achievable ways.
I’d like to thank those County Council members who are here today. Also, I’d like to thank the other elected officials, department directors, and staff who worked hard to help us craft this budget. I greatly value your partnership.
The executive is elected to a four-year term and is limited to serving three terms in office. The executive oversees and administers county government to ensure that it meets the County Charter, state constitution, and other applicable federal, state and local laws.
Supervises executive departments
Enforces ordinances and statutes within the county
Presents an annual state of affairs to the County Council
Prepares and presents an annual budget
Prepares and presents comprehensive capital improvement plans for current and future development
Nominates members to county boards and commissions