Snohomish County Economic & Workforce Recovery Task Force

Snohomish County Economic and Workforce Recovery Task Force. A Blue Ribbon panel of public, private, and non-profit sector officials will be tasked to provide strategy advice to support economic stabilization, recovery, and resiliency of businesses in Snohomish County and those workers who have been laid-off as a result of the pandemic. This Task Force will work closely with Governor Inslee's recently formed Task Force to support Washington state businesses.


  1. Dave Somers Snohomish County Executive
    Amy Drewel (Co-Chair) MOSAIC
    Ray Stephanson (Co-Chair) Former Mayor of Everett
    Nate Nehring Snohomish County Council


  • Develops strategy advice to support the economic stabilization, recovery, and resiliency of businesses and workers in Snohomish County.
  • Works closely with local and regional Partners.
  • Integrates into the Snohomish County Future Workforce Alliance to support alignment and coordination of economic and workforce development.

Task Force

  • Represents business, government, and key partners
  • Provides strategy advice to support economic stabilization and recovery
  • Works closely with the Advisory Group to identify needs of business, government, and workers.
Snohomish County Economic and Workforce Recovery Taskforce Meeting #1


  1. Bill McSherry Boeing
    Crystal Donner PERTEET
    Krista Morehead Small Business (Granite Falls)
    Shannon Affholter Consultant
    Emily Wittman Aerospace Futures Alliance
    Blair Corson Outdoor Adventure Center
    John Dickson Coastal Community Bank
    Jason Gamble Comcast
    Elizabeth Reed Interface Technologies Northwest
    Sara Hyatt Construction Business Owner
    Brian Holtzclaw Master Builders Association
    Shawn O'Donnell Restaurant Owner (Everett)
    Lisa Lefeber Port of Everett/td>
    Emmett Heath Community Transit
    Lois Thompson Sno-Isle Libraries
    Barb Tolbert Mayor of Arlington
    Cassie Franklin Mayor of Everett
    Ryan Crowther Leadership Snohomish
    Lark Kesterke United Way
    Dr. Paul Pitre Washington State University
    Ryan McIrvin University of Washington - Bothell
    Dr. Daria Willis Everett CC
    Dr. Amit Singh Edmonds College
    Kent Kultgen Snohomish School District
    Peyton Tune YMCA - Snohomish County
    Joy Emery Workforce Snohomish
    Dom Amor Economic Alliance Snohomish County
    Leonard Kelley Snohomish County Labor Council

Advisory Group:

  • Comprised of a broad cross-section from business, government, labor, tribes and non-profits.
  • Provides critical information to the Task Force to support strategy advice.