Ann Larson is the new Manager of Snohomish County Tomorrow (SCT) - a critical coordinating and planning entity that bridges the efforts of the county with tribes and cities
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 8, 2023 – After an extensive search, Snohomish County Planning and Development Services Director Mike McCrary announced the hiring of Ann Larson as the new Manager of Snohomish County Tomorrow, a cooperative and collaborative public inter-jurisdictional forum made up of representatives from the county and nineteen of the cities as well as participating tribes. Her first day in the role is Monday, May 8th, 2023.
With more than 17 years of experience, Larson joins the county with extensive knowledge and passion for its future. She served as a Senior Legislative Assistant in the Washington State Legislature for 44th Legislative District from 2006-2011, followed by several years at the United Way of Snohomish County as Labor Donor Relations & Community Liaison Manager, and most recently as the Northwest Regional Director for U.S. Senator Patty Murray since 2014. Larson earned her bachelor's degree in history from Washington State University in 2006.
“Snohomish County Tomorrow is a critical piece of the puzzle in ensuring the County is able to effectively collaborate with cities and tribes,” said PDS Director Mike McCrary. “We recently expanded the SCT Manager role in recognition of the importance of this vital group as part of ongoing efforts to ensure all county residents have the opportunity to thrive. Ann Larson is the best person to fill this important role as we continue to collaborate and plan for the future of our growing county.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Snohomish County in continuing the great work that has already been done and look forward to expanding the vital role that Snohomish County Tomorrow plays in encouraging robust communication and participation of cities and tribes in partnership with the County on critical planning issues to ensure its future prosperity,” Ms. Larson said. “SCT plays a vital role in ensuring that everyone who lives, works or plays in Snohomish County will continue to thrive in the communities that make up this exceptional place.”
Originally formed in 1989, Snohomish County Tomorrow is housed within the Planning and Development Services Department and focuses on working collaboratively for the betterment of all residents of Snohomish County. It is comprised of six committees that meet on a regular basis to provide opportunities for dialogue and decision making between the county and cities on planning-related issues.
The Snohomish County Department of Planning and Development Services provides development and permit application review, building inspections, long range planning, code enforcement and houses the county Fire Marshal’s office. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Planning and Development Services, visit https://snohomishcountywa.gov/PDS.
Snohomish County Tomorrow (SCT) is a cooperative and collaborative public inter-jurisdictional forum consisting of representatives from the county and nineteen of the cities as well as the Tulalip Tribes. SCT’s goal for Snohomish County, the cities and tribes in Snohomish County is to partner and work together for the betterment of all citizens in Snohomish County and the region. SCT’s primary function is to oversee the Countywide Planning Policies (PDF) (CPP) which are written policies used solely for the purpose of establishing a countywide framework from which the county and cities’ comprehensive plans are developed. For more information about Snohomish County Tomorrow, visit https://snohomishcountywa.gov/168/Snohomish-County-Tomorrow.