Snohomish County Economic & Workforce Recovery Task Force

Snohomish County Economic and Workforce Recovery Task Force. A Blue Ribbon panel of public, private, and non-profit sector officials will be tasked to provide strategy advice to support economic stabilization, recovery, and resiliency of businesses in Snohomish County and those workers who have been laid-off as a result of the pandemic. This Task Force will work closely with Governor Inslee's recently formed Task Force to support Washington state businesses.


  1. Dave SomersSnohomish County Executive
    Amy Drewel (Co-Chair)MOSAIC
    Ray Stephanson (Co-Chair)Former Mayor of Everett


  • Develops strategy advice to support the economic stabilization, recovery, and resiliency of businesses and workers in Snohomish County.
  • Works closely with local and regional Partners.
  • Integrates into the Snohomish County Future Workforce Alliance to support alignment and coordination of economic and workforce development.

Task Force

  • Represents business, government, and key partners
  • Provides strategy advice to support economic stabilization and recovery
  • Works closely with the Advisory Group to identify needs of business, government, and workers.
Snohomish County Economic and Workforce Recovery Taskforce Meeting #1


  1. Bill McSherryBoeing
    Crystal DonnerPERTEET
    Krista MoreheadSmall Business (Granite Falls)
    Shannon AffholterConsultant
    Emily WittmanAerospace Futures Alliance
    Blair CorsonOutdoor Adventure Center
    John DicksonCoastal Community Bank
    Jason GambleComcast
    Elizabeth ReedInterface Technologies Northwest
    Sara HyattConstruction Business Owner
    Brian HoltzclawMaster Builders Association
    Shawn O'DonnellRestaurant Owner (Everett)
    Lisa LefeberPort of Everett
    Emmett HeathCommunity Transit
    Lois ThompsonSno-Isle Libraries
    Barb TolbertMayor of Arlington
    Cassie FranklinMayor of Everett
    Ryan CrowtherLeadership Snohomish
    Lark KesterkeUnited Way
    Dr. Paul PitreWashington State University
    Ryan McIrvinUniversity of Washington - Bothell
    Dr. Daria WillisEverett CC
    Dr. Amit SinghEdmonds College
    Kent KultgenSnohomish School District
    Peyton TuneYMCA - Snohomish County
    Joy EmeryWorkforce Snohomish
    Dom AmorEconomic Alliance Snohomish County
    Leonard KelleySnohomish County Labor Council

Advisory Group:

  • Comprised of a broad cross-section from business, government, labor, tribes and non-profits.
  • Provides critical information to the Task Force to support strategy advice.