About SOAR4

SOAR4 (Snohomish County Organizations Advancing Readiness, Response, Recovery and Resiliency) is a group of government, nonprofit, and other community organizations with an interest in promoting effective disaster recovery in Snohomish County. 

Documents and Links

SOAR4 Coordination Strategy

Quarterly Meetings

SOAR4 typically meets quarterly on the fourth Thursday of March, June, September, and December. Meetings are held online via TEAMS. 

For updated meeting information or additional information about SOAR4, contact Tyler Verda


Quickly and compassionately support individuals, families and communities become resilient by preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters.



Facilitate a bridge between local, State, Tribal, Federal, private sector, and voluntary organization partners to collect and share information on policies, programs and activities on a consistent basis and strengthen community resiliency and Emergency Support Function 6 capabilities through education, exercises, training, and evaluation.



The Snohomish County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) identifies the Human Services Department (HSD) as the coordinator responsible for ensuring synchronized delivery of Emergency Support Function 6, which includes mass care, emergency assistance, temporary housing, and human service emergency response activities. The HSD is also responsible for the Human Services Recovery Support Function when local or tribal response and recovery efforts require support and augmentation. SOAR4 performs critical planning and response activities to help insure a whole-community approach in emergency response and recovery efforts.



1. Equitably provide accessible and coordinated delivery of Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing and Human Services

2. Enhance county-wide response capacities and capabilities

3. Prepare for and maintain readiness to respond to region-specific challenges/hazards

4. Encourage activities that will build individual, family and community resiliency