The Snohomish County Children's Commission recognizes children as our most precious resource and the most important investment relative to the future of our society. We recognize it is up to us, the adult members of our community, to invest wisely in our children, to protect and nurture them and to adequately prepare them to assume stewardship of the future.
All children have access to adequate health care and opportunities to reach their optimal health All children have opportunities to contribute meaningfully to their community
All children receive a quality education tailored to their individual needs and learning styles
All children live in a permanent home where they experience safety and stability and where they are loved unconditionally
All children are safe from abuse, bullying and the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs
All children have access to adequate nutrition and exercise for a healthy mind and body
All children experience positive bonding with a parental figure and have exposure to appropriate adult role models
Decision makers routinely make abundant resources available for the needs of children and families and consider the best interests of children and families in all decisions
The Children's Commission is a group of 25 members, including two youth, who serve as advisors on issues of health, safety and welfare of children. The Commission is mandated by Snohomish County Code to act in an advocacy role on behalf of children of Snohomish County. Research and development work are conducted through forums, public hearings and a strong committee structure. Advocacy work is accomplished through publications, legislative efforts, active involvement in resolving local issues and monthly meetings held in public session.