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Former Lynnwood Citizen of the Year endorses Altamirano-Crosby for District 3 vacancy

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It is with honor that I send to you my endorsement of Julieta Altamirano-Crosby, Lynnwood City Councilwoman, for appointment to the vacant Snohomish County Council for District 3.  Councilmember Altamirano-Crosby is in her first term on the Council.  However, since her successful election in November 2019, Dr. Altamirano Crosby has served courageously and effectively and […]

Op-Ed: Will District 3 PCOs break the cycle of institutional racism?

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., September 9, 2022—A county council seat vacated by Stephanie Wright two weeks ago who accepted an Executive Policy Officer position within Executive Dave Somers’ staff, has seven hopefuls vying for the position. However, after Wednesday’s unorthodox endorsement vote by 32nd Legislative District Democratic Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) of three white candidates over […]

LTE: I support Chris Eck for Snohomish County Councilmember

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Stephanie Wright selflessly gave a significant amount of time back to District 3 and other communities in Snohomish County.  I think that makes it that much more important for Democratic PCOs to get her replacement right. There are several names that have also given back selflessly to our community and that is also wonderful, but […]

Chris Eck seeks appointment to Snohomish County Council

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Edmonds Resident Chris Eck formally announces interest in filling the recently vacated County Council District 3 Position previously held by former Councilmember Stephanie Wright Edmonds, WA August 31, 2022 – Snohomish County Planning Commissioner Chris Eck will seek the Democratic Precinct Committee Officer Nomination to the Snohomish County Council District 3 position, after Council Member […]

Volunteers of America presented with $1 million for Lynnwood Neighborhood Center

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 31, 2022—The executive team from Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW) along with members of Lutheran Trinity Church, and the Lynnwood Neighborhood Center Steering Committee, were presented with a generous $1 million check from Stephanie Wright on Monday in her last official act, concluding 12 years of service on the Snohomish County […]

Stephanie Wright resigns to be Executive Policy Officer for Snohomish County

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, August 29, 2022—Today, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced the hiring of Stephanie Wright as Executive Policy Officer for Snohomish County. In this role, she will focus on the county’s state and federal legislative priorities, develop and implement important policy goals, including Snohomish Health District integration, assist with outreach to regional organizations, and […]

County seeking feedback on Affordable Housing Business Plan

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., August 18, 2022—Today, the Snohomish County Human Services Department announced that their draft Business Plan to Fund Affordable Housing, Behavioral Health Facilities, and Related Services is available for public comment. The draft plan can be found here. According to the plan, “These investments will create 100 units of emergency bridge and permanent […]

BREAKING: County approves $20 million purchase of bridge-housing units

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., August 17, 2022 – After approximately 2 hours of public testimony, the Snohomish County Council with a vote of 3-2 today, will move forward with the agreement to purchase two hotels to significantly boost bridge housing with access to behavioral health services within the County. “The points of agreement between everybody that […]

Dr. James Lewis hired as county’s next Health Officer

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., June 14, 2022 – Today, the Snohomish Health District Board of Health voted to hire Dr. James Lewis as the county’s next health officer. He will take over the Health Officer role from Dr. Chris Spitters, who is stepping down after more than 20 years with the District. Dr. Lewis is set to start August […]

County Council unanimously approves Snohomish Health District integration

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., June 8, 2022 – The Snohomish County Council unanimously voted to integrate the Snohomish Health District (SHD) into the County during its General Legislative Session today. Some benefits of this integration include minimizing bureaucratic obstructions, streamlining permitting operations, and creating an overall unified effort in prioritizing public health. The integration process will […]

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