Snohomish County News

Posted on: February 19, 2018

2017 Annual Report Illustrates How Snohomish County Public Works Enhances Our Growing Communities

2017 Annual Report Illustrates How Snohomish County Public Works Enhances Our Growing Communities


Learn how Public Works projects and services effect residents’ daily lives


EVERETT, Wash., February 20, 2018 – The Snohomish County 2017 Public Works Annual Report: Enhancing Our Growing Communities is now available online. Follow the fictional Stick family as they see how Public Works’ services and accomplishments impact residents’ daily lives.

“We are among the fastest growing counties in the nation. Knowing this, Public Works is really focused on maintaining and enhancing residents’ quality of life through our services and projects,” Snohomish County Public Works Director Steve Thomsen said. “We are committed to transparency and this annual report shows the breadth and scope of our work.”

County employees worked on numerous road and surface water-related construction projects during 2017, as well as processing more than 500,000 tons of garbage. Public Works created the Litter Wranglers crew for litter cleanup, performed an emergency drainage project at Lake Serene and began a critical transportation project on Seattle Hill Road, among many other achievements.

The report shows how public resources were utilized in 2017 and how the county leveraged local, state and federal grants to stretch local tax dollars.

The digital document links out to many of the county’s web pages so residents can learn more about specific projects and services.

About Snohomish County Public Works

The Snohomish County Public Works Department constructs and maintains county roads; controls and manages surface water quantity, quality, and fish habitats; and oversees the recycling and disposal of solid waste. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Public Works, visit

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