SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., January 12, 2022 – At its Monday Administrative Session, the Snohomish County Council elected Megan Dunn as Chair and Jared Mead as Vice Chair.
“I would like to see the council focus on COVID response and recovery with robust community input on the funding decisions for the next batch of American Rescue Plan dollars,” Council Chair Dunn told the Lynnwood Times. “The Chair acts in service to the Council and I look forward to working with my peers on issues that impact all residents, including climate change, housing affordability and opportunities for all.”
Dunn was nominated by former Chair, Councilwoman Stephanie Wright (D) of District 3. She was the only councilmember nominated as chair and elected by fellow councilmembers including Jared Mead (D), Nate Nehring (R), and Stephanie Wright (D). Councilman Sam Low (D) was the only descending vote.
“Megan has been an incredible partner in the last year in 2021 and I could not have done it without her,” Councilwoman Wright said. “She is hard working, dedicated and just supportive and always puts the county first. She is so creative in her solutions, and she has been amazing to work with.”
Council members Dunn, Low Mead and Nehring thanked Chair Wright for her leadership.
“I would like to thank Councilmember Wright for her mentorship over the last year and her leadership as we continue to respond to the pandemic during a very challenging time in our history,” Chair Dunn added.
Council Chair Dunn was elected Vice-Chair for the year 2021. She represents Everett, Mukilteo, and the Tulalip Indian Reservation. Dunn was elected to the Snohomish County Council in 2019 and was sworn in January of 2020.
Councilman Jared Mead was nominated by Chair Dunn and was voted unanimously by the council.
“I am supporting Jared for Vice-Chair,” Dunn told the council. “You have incredible passion and energy and I look forward to this next year.”