County Council

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County Council

The Snohomish County Council is the legislative authority for the county. The five members of the council are elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific geographic district.


Council Duties

The council’s duties include identifying and articulating the needs of the citizens of Snohomish County, and providing a framework for county administration to carry out its work efficiently, ensuring that county government responds effectively to the community’s needs. The county council adopts and enacts ordinances, resolutions, and motions; levies taxes; appropriates revenue; and adopts budgets for the county. The council confirms nominations to county boards and commissions and has concurrent authority with the county executive to nominate members to the Snohomish County Planning Commission. The council also appoints the hearing examiner.


Council Committees

Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.)

  • Committee Chair: Councilmember Low

  • Committee Vice-Chair: Councilmember Mead

Planning & Community Development Committee (1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 11:00 a.m.) 

  • Committee Chair: Councilmember Nehring

  • Committee Vice-Chair: Councilmember Dunn

Finance & Economic Development Committee (2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.)  

  • Committee Chair: Councilmember Dunn

  • Committee Vice-Chair: Councilmember Nehring

Conservation, Sustainability, and Recreation Committee (2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 11:00 a.m.) 

  • Committee Chair: Councilmember Mead

  • Committee Vice-Chair: Councilmember Peterson

Law & Justice/Human Services  (2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 1:00 p.m.) 

  • Committee Chair: Councilmember Peterson

  • Committee Vice-Chair: Councilmember Low

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