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Posted on: September 10, 2018

The Future We Choose: Planning for the Next Thirty Years

Cynthia Pruitt
Coordinator, Snohomish County Tomorrow
[email protected]

The Future We Choose: Planning for the Next Thirty Years

Snohomish County Tomorrow and Snohomish County Cities addressing growth and need for services

EVERETT, Wash., September 10, 2018 - Snohomish County is expected to absorb an additional 250,000 residents in the next 30 years. How can the county, cities, and Tribes work together to successfully plan for the growth? Some of the questions that must be addressed are: How to extend adequate water, sewer, streets, electric, cable and broadband services? Where and how do we build fire stations and schools? Experts will be available for a discussion at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The public is invited to join the conversation by coming to the Everett Station Weyerhaeuser Room (3201 Smith Ave., 4th floor, Everett). This program is being co-sponsored by Snohomish County Tomorrow (SCT) and Snohomish County Cities (SCC).

Our keynote speaker, Roger Millar, Secretary of Transportation for Washington State, will lead off the discussion by framing challenges in providing transportation infrastructure. He has said: “What would it cost to solve traffic congestion? We found out it would cost $115 billion, or a $2.20 to $2.50 per gallon increase in the gas tax. We cannot build our way out of congestion. [But] together we can fix these problems . . . .”

For more information please visit or contact Cynthia Pruitt, SCT Coordinator, at 425-388-3185 or [email protected].

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About Roger Millar

Appointed Secretary of Transportation by Washington Governor Jay Inslee in 2016, Millar oversees an agency that is the steward of a multimodal transportation system, including the state ferry system. Millar is responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. He is a graduate of the Univ. of Virginia and has 40 years of experience in the transportation arena. He has served as public works director, city and county planning director, vice president of a multi-national engineering firm and served as vice president of Smart Growth America – a national not-for-profit organization providing technical assistance to state transportation agencies.


About Snohomish County Tomorrow (SCT)

Snohomish County Tomorrow is a cooperative forum with representatives from Snohomish County and 19 of its cities, as well as from the Tulalip Tribes. The group’s primary function is to oversee Countywide Planning Policies – written policies on growth management from which the county and cities’ comprehensive land use plans are developed.

About Snohomish County Cities

SCC is based on these values:

  • Advocate for our communities
  • Engage local leaders to meet shared challenges.
  • Partner to create a vibrant, thriving county

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