Executive

County Executive John Lovick
On June 3, 2013, John Lovick was sworn in by Judge Thomas Wynne as the new Snohomish County Executive. Lovick, was selected unanimously by the County Council to fill the recently vacated executive seat.

“This is a tremendous honor,” Lovick said. “I feel incredibly fortunate to work for the 2,500+ county employees who make Snohomish County a great place. I’m looking forward to continue working with the county’s elected officials on behalf of the citizens of Snohomish County. I see this as a wonderful opportunity to restore faith in county government.”

County Executive tasks

The executive is elected to a four-year term and is limited to serving three terms in office. The executive oversees and administers county government to ensure that it meets the County Charter, state constitution, and other applicable federal, state and local laws.

The executive:
  • Supervises executive departments
  • Enforces ordinances and statutes within the county
  • Presents an annual state of affairs to the County Council
  • Prepares and presents an annual budget
  • Prepares and presents comprehensive capital improvement plans for current and future development
  • Nominates members to county boards and commissions