Snohomish County, Wash., June 21, 2022 – The fifth Office of Recovery & Resilience (ORR) in-person pandemic recovery roadshow event is taking place Thursday, June 23, at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, from 6–7:30 p.m. At this event, Snohomish County Council District One communities – including residents and business owners in Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, Stillaguamish Tribe, and Unincorporated District One – 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 One. These issues were identified through ORR’s conversations with community partners and local elected officials in the district:
|Childcare, daycare, early childhood education
|Increasing affordable housing
|Increasing homeless shelter availability
|Economic opportunity & job training
|Increasing behavioral & mental health services
|Supporting Youth & young people
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 Recovery Roadshow 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, Volunteers of America – Western Washington, Snohomish County PUD, Community Transit, Citrine Health, and many more. Participants will also get free dinner and dessert from Tacos El Tule Oaxaca and Sugar + Spoon.
Imagine Children’s Museum will provide on-site arts activities for elementary-school aged kids.
“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 Two Recovery Roadshow event
Residents can find more information on the District Two event here. District Two residents who are unable to attend the June 15 event can email their recovery priorities to ORR directly at SnohomishCounty.Recovers@snoco.org.
- Date & Time: Thursday, June 23; doors open at 6 p.m., event ends at 7:30 p.m.
- Location: Byrnes Performing Arts Center; 8821 Crown Ridge Blvd, Arlington, WA 98223
- Cities: Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, Stillaguamish Tribe, and Unincorporated District 1
- Free Dinner: Food trucks from Tacos El Tule Oaxaca and Sugar + Spoon 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.
Highlights from the District Three Pandemic Recovery Roadshow
An overview of the event and what to expect.
The deep-dive discussion on the top three voted issues to identify recovery barriers and solutions.