Snohomish County, Wash., June 1, 2022 – The second Office of Recovery & Resilience (ORR) in-person pandemic recovery community event is taking place tomorrow, June 2, at the Lynnwood Library, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. At this event, Snohomish County Council District Three communities – including residents and business owners in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Woodway, and Unincorporated District Three – will be able to help shape uses of the county’s $160 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation.
The following are the top six pandemic recovery issues for District Three; these issues were identified through ORR’s conversations with community partners and local elected officials in the district:
|Child care, day care, early childhood education||Increasing affordable housing|
|Increasing homeless shelter availability||Economic opportunity & job training|
|Increasing behavioral & mental health services||Access to high-quality health care|
Event attendees will vote on their top three pandemic recovery priorities from within these identified issues. At 6:45 p.m., attendees can participate in a facilitated deep-dive discussion on the top three voted issues to identify recovery barriers and solutions.
In addition, the event will include resource tables where attendees can connect directly with Snohomish County and community-based services and resources. Participating organizations include the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Planning and Development Services, South County Fire, and YWCA Snohomish County. Participants will also get free dinner and dessert from Super Tortas Ganzin and Yay Big. Yay High. Yay Ice Cream! Imagine Children’s Museum will provide on-site arts activities for elementary-school aged kids. In addition, Latino Education and Training Institute (LETI) will provide on-site Spanish interpretation and discussion.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Snohomish County communities have come together to do what’s best for all of us: We’ve gotten vaccinated, tested, and rallied around our front-line workers and small businesses. Our collective recovery should be no different – we have to do it together,” said Executive Somers. “That’s why the county and partners are embarking on this extensive outreach and engagement effort. We want to hear directly from our residents and businesses on what recovery means to them. Our goal is to ensure we make smart and sustainable investments that are responsive to community needs, with a focus on people most impacted by the pandemic.”
Details for the District Three Recovery Roadshow event are as follows:
- Date & Time: Thursday, June 2; doors open at 6 p.m., event ends at 7:30 p.m.
- Location: Lynnwood Library – Sno-Isle Libraries 19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
- Cities: Edmonds, Lynnwood, Woodway, and Unincorporated District 3
- Free Dinner: Food trucks from Super Tortas Ganzin and Yay Big, Yay High, Yay Ice Cream will be on-site throughout the event.
- No Cost Kids Activities: Imagine Children’s Museum will be providing free activities for elementary school-age kids on-site throughout the event.
- Interpretation Services: Latino Education and Training Institute (LETI) will provide on-site Spanish interpretation and discussion.
Residents can find more information on the District Three event here. In addition, interested attendees are encouraged to review this flyer ahead of the event to better understand how ARPA funding can be used. District Three residents who are unable to attend the June 2 event can email their recovery priorities to ORR directly at SnohomishCounty.Recovers@snoco.org.