May 19, 2024 2:35 pm

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Mukilteo Councilman Dixon appointed to Puget Sound Regional Council

MUKILTEO—Freshman Mukilteo City Councilman, Mike Dixon, was appointed by Snohomish County Cities on January 18 to represent all cities and towns within the county—except Everett with its designated seat—on the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC).

According to its website, the prestigious PSRC is the central planning agency that “develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.” Its 100 members include elected officials of the four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and Tribal governments within the Puget Sound region.

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Mike Dixon

“With the development of the Mukilteo Waterfront Development Project and a possible Port of Everett Expansion on the horizon, Lynnwood Link Extension opening in early 2025, and the Seattle Paine Field Airport on our boundaries, I am honored to represent the interests of all cities within our county at a regional level on the Puget Sound Regional Council,” Councilman Mike Dixon told the Lynnwood Times.

Dixon will serve as a member of the PSRC’s Growth Management Policy Board and as an alternate on the Economic Development District and Transportation Policy boards.

The Growth Management Policy Board develops policy addressing housing affordability, population growth, urban sprawl, and shoreline management just to name a few. This board also focuses on aligning multimodal transportation to growth management, whereas the Transportation Policy Board focuses on resolving specific transportation issues.

The Economic Development District Board is the governing board for the federally designated economic development district for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. The board is responsible for development and adoption of the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

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Aerial image of Paine Field. SOURCE: Puget Sound Regional Council.

Representatives of Snohomish County Cities to the Puget Sound Regional Council are responsible to read all materials, prepare as needed by consulting with other cities, attend the monthly meeting in downtown Seattle to speak on SCC Cities’ behalf, and vote on all matters before the assigned PSRC’s boards to advance the interests of Snohomish County’s cities and towns. Alternates to the board are expected to stay informed and fill in when the primary representative cannot attend a meeting.

Councilman Dixon currently serves on the Community Support Grant Committee for Mukilteo and the City’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission as its Liaison.

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