Snohomish County Executive appoints Michael McCrary as Planning Director

By Snohomish County Government | Press Release

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Mike McCrary

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., March 31, 2021 – Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers today announced the appointment of Michael McCrary as Snohomish County’s new Planning and Development Services Director. Michael will begin in the new role on May 1, 2021, and his appointment will require confirmation from the Snohomish County Council. He will succeed the outgoing director, Barb Mock, who will retire at the end of April after forty-four years with the county.

“Snohomish County is part of a dynamic and growing region, and Michael McCrary is the leader Snohomish County needs to take PDS to the next level of success,” said Executive Somers. “Michael’s experience at PDS and grounding in our community equip him to serve our residents and help us prepare for our future growth .”

Michael currently serves as both Deputy Director of PDS and Fire Marshal, posts he has held since 2016 and 2008, respectively. Michael began his career with the county in 1994 as a Land Development Coordinator, continuing to serve in a variety of roles, including as a Site Inspector and Team Lead with the Single Family Environmental Group, Special Projects Manager for Process Improvements, Division Manager, and Building Official. The breadth of Michael’s experience with the wide range of services the department provides will allow him to oversee the next crucial years of growth and the comprehensive plan.

“I am both humbled and honored by the opportunity to serve in this new role,” Michael said. “It is a privilege to serve Snohomish County, and I am eager to continue that service in leading PDS during these times of challenge and opportunity. I’m committed to maintaining our steadfast commitment to our residents, ensuring we are being good stewards of public funds, and building upon the great legacy of my predecessor and staff.”

About Snohomish County Planning and Development Services

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

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