The Public Advocate serves as an independent and fair intermediary between Snohomish County citizens and their government agencies. The main role of the Office of the Public Advocate is to manage and investigate complaints and concerns involving Snohomish County agencies.
This position is nominated by the County Executive and appointed by the County Council. The Public Advocate serves a one year term following the original date of appointment and thereafter two year terms for each reappointment by the County Council.
To view an executive summary of the Office of the Public Advocate's office procedures, click here.