Welcome to the District 4 homepage! Snohomish County Council District 4 includes Mill Creek, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and parts of unincorporated South Snohomish County. Click here for a map of the 4th district.
I am honored to serve as your District 4 representative on the Snohomish County Council, and currently serving as the Chair of the Council. Snohomish County is one of the fastest-growing counties in Washington and South County is the fastest-growing area within Snohomish County. While we should be proud to live in such a desirable region, we must also be intentional in how we responsibly and sustainably plan for growth – this has been a priority area since first being elected to public office.
In my role, I am dedicated to investing in early learning facilities and programs for families around the county. Throughout the journey of starting my own family in Snohomish County, I quickly realized how cost-prohibitive it can be for families to receive quality childcare and early learning services. During my tenure, I have made it my personal goal to create and support affordable early learning service options for everyone.
Biography of Jared Mead
Jared and his wife, Krystal, were both born and raised in South Snohomish County and are proud products of the Everett Public school system, where Krystal currently works as a middle school teacher. They live in Mill Creek with their three young children: Kallen, Sloane, and Olivia.
After graduating from the University of Washington, Jared spent time working in the private sector as a licensed small business and investment banker. Following his stint in private industry, Jared went on to begin his career in public service in 2014 when he was appointed to the Mill Creek Planning Commission, he was later elected to the Mill Creek City Council.
In 2018, Jared was elected to the State House of Representatives in the 44th Legislative District. In the State House, Jared served on the Transportation, Environment and Energy Committee, as well as the College and Workforce Development Committee.
Jared has served as a District 4 County Councilmember since April of 2020 when he was appointed to fill the seat of his predecessor. He then ran for election to retain the seat in 2021.
Jared has consistently fought to bring the perspective of future generations into the policy conversation, and he strongly believes that his job in government is to leave the world a better place for future generations. He believes the best way to accomplish this goal is to approach policy making with an open mind and willingness to hear from all sides of an issue to make a fully informed decision. He is committed to working with colleagues across the aisle to create bipartisanship solutions for constituents, an example of this is his Building Bridges work with Councilmember Nate Nehring where they hold open format discussions with the community about how to overcome polarization for the common good.
- Community Transit
- Community Development Block Grant – Program Advisory Board
- Conservation Futures
- County Finance
- Greater Seattle Partners Board of Directors
- I-405 Corridor
- Lake Ballinger Board
- Northshore Parks & Rec Service
- Snohomish County Tomorrow Steering Community
- Board of Health
- WRIA 7 Snohomish Basin Salmon Recovery Forum
- PSRC Transportation
- PSRC Economic Development Board
- Investment Committee
- Security Committee