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 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    June 28, 2012

Impaired driving campaign crosses borders for safety

To kick off a multi-state impaired driving enforcement campaign, Snohomish County law enforcement agencies will conduct emphasis patrols this weekend. While the summer is a time for vacations, both from work and from school, it also often is a time...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    June 28, 2012

Snohomish County Tomorrow wins governor’s award

The members of Snohomish County Tomorrow – 19 cities, Snohomish County and the Tulalip Tribes – recently received a Governor’s Smart Communities Award for their collaboration on the Countywide Planning Policies. This award gives...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    June 21, 2012

County hosts seminar on memory loss, health

Snohomish County’s Long Term Care & Aging Division will co-host a free class on memory loss and maintaining brain health. Scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon on June 27, “Should I Be Worried About My Memory?” will help...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    June 14, 2012

County launches new residential energy loan program

Snohomish County has partnered with Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU) to launch a new Energy Smart loan program for Snohomish County homeowners. By participating in this program, Snohomish County homeowners can get help with energy...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen, Executive Office    News    June 4, 2012

Children’s Commission seeks new members

Snohomish County residents interested in the needs and issues facing children and families are asked to apply for membership on the Snohomish County Children’s Commission. The Snohomish County Children’s Commission is a group of 25...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    May 24, 2012

County spray pad opens May 26, pool to open June 23

The popular spray feature at Willis Tucker Community Park will open Saturday, May 26, in time for Memorial Day weekend. McCollum Park Pool will open at noon on Saturday, June 23, with swimming lessons beginning the following Monday, June 25. Sun...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen, Executive Office Snohomish County    News    May 23, 2012

County vigil honors girl slain in racial attack

Snohomish County’s Executive Office and Human Rights Commission invite the public to join them during a May 30 vigil honoring the death of Brisenia Flores. Flores, of Latino descent, was tragically murdered three years ago at the hands of an an...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen, Executive Office Snohomish County    News    May 18, 2012

County opens Deer Gate access on Mtn. Loop Hwy.

Snohomish County Public Works’ crews have reopened the Deer Creek gate on Mountain Loop Highway, providing access to the Big Four Ice Caves, Barlow Pass and other recreational opportunities. Crews finished clearing snow and downed trees this...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen Executive Office Snohomish County    News    May 11, 2012

County proclaims May “Motorcycle Safety Month

Snohomish County is joining federal, state and local highway safety offices and motorcycle organizations in proclaiming May as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.” Motorists are reminded to safely “share the road” with...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    May 10, 2012

Snohomish County declares May 24 “ECEAP Day”

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and the County Council have declared May 24 “ECEAP Day” through a joint resolution. Snohomish...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    May 4, 2012

Public Works’ employee named Surveyor of the Year

Snohomish County surveyor Amanda Askren has been named Surveyor of the Year by the Land Surveyor’s Association of Washington (LSAW). She is the first woman in the state to receive the honor. Askren, a supervisor in the county’s Public...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    April 26, 2012

Salary Commission approves cost-of-living adjustments

The Snohomish County Citizens’ Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials has approved salaries for elected officials during 2013 and 2014. Under the salary schedule, the county executive, council, assessor, auditor, clerk, sheriff and...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen Executive Office Snohomish County    News    April 20, 2012

County joins YWCA in 'Stand Against Racism,' April 27

Snohomish County employees and elected officials will join the YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish on Friday, April 27, to take a "Stand Against Racism." The hour-long event, which begins at noon, is open to the public. Snohomish County was one of...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen, Executive Office Snohomish County    News    April 13, 2012

Residents asked for input on future parks planning

Snohomish County residents and community groups are invited to share their thoughts on what the county’s Parks and Recreation system should look like during the next six years. To better understand what residents want in their county parks...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    April 13, 2012

Housing Hope offers nonprofits revenue tips

Lean economic times and the corresponding reduction in state and federal funding are forcing nonprofit organizations to look at new ways to generate revenue, and to do it on a sustainable basis. One approach, called “social enterprise,”...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    March 29, 2012

State auditor gives county clean audit

The Washington State Auditor’s Office presented Snohomish County Thursday with a clean accountability audit for the fifth straight year. The audit highlights the county’s strong internal controls in multiple areas such as credit card use...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen, Executive Office Snohomish County    News    March 14, 2012

Transition Fair links students with disabilities to resources

Snohomish County will help sponsor the 15th annual Snohomish County Transition Resource Fair, to be held March 27 at Cascade High School in Everett. The annual fair provides an opportunity for individuals with disabilities and their families to meet...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    February 29, 2012

Human Services workshop focuses on elder care

Join Snohomish County’s Aging & Disability Services Division on March 28 to learn about “Five Wishes,” a form used to help people make decisions about their medical care later in life. In coordination with the Snohomish County...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    February 24, 2012

County’s salary commission to begin meeting

The Snohomish County Citizens Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials will begin meeting March 14 to review the salary schedule for elected officials for 2013 and 2014. The commission is an independent group that meets every two years to set the...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen, Executive Office Snohomish County    News    February 7, 2012

Dial 9-1-1 to reach emergency assistance

Local 9-1-1 officials are reminding residents to call, not text, when they have an emergency. While the ability to include text messaging options for 9-1-1 reporting is being tested, reliable methods still don't exist, and text messages to 9-1-1 in...

 
 By Contact: Christopher Schwarzen    News    July 22, 2011

National Night Out set for Aug. 2 at McCollum Park

Join your neighbors and learn the latest in crime prevention during this year’s National Night Out Against Crime event on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at McCollum Park. Sponsored by the Snohomish County Executive Office in partnership with the Snohomish Co...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    Entertainment    July 22, 2011

National Night Out set for Aug. 2 at McCollum Park

Join your neighbors and learn the latest in crime prevention during this year’s National Night Out Against Crime event on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at McCollum Park. Sponsored by the Snohomish County Executive Office in partnership with the Snohomish Co...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    July 23, 2010

County’s fleet ranks 30th in North America

This year, Snohomish County ranks 30, its highest ranking ever. The 100 Best Fleets Program has been in existence for seven years and recognizes peak performing fleet operations in North America based on a number of criteria, including accountability...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    July 22, 2010

County awarded federal funds to assist homeless

Snohomish County’s Human Services Department was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a new homeless assistance project. The new project award of $175,171 follows the county’s recent distribution of $1.3...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    July 1, 2010

County’s Project Homeless Connect serves 900 in need

About 900 individuals and families needing human services attended Snohomish County’s second annual Project Homeless Connect at Cascade High School on Tuesday. This year’s numbers are nearly double last year’s 500 individuals and families who w...

 

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