District 1

Welcome!

It is a privilege to serve you on the Snohomish County Council as the District 1 representative. My top priorities include passing a balanced budget with no tax increases, combatting the epidemic of heroin and opioids, and growing jobs in Snohomish County. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at any time with any questions or concerns you may have – I am here to serve you.


Council District 1 includes Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood, and unincorporated North Snohomish County. Contact Councilmember Nehring by email or by telephone at 425-388-3494.


Biography of Nate Nehring

Nate and his wife Savannah are both lifelong residents of North Snohomish County. They currently live in Arlington, where they are raising their two young children, Kennedy and James. Nate and Savannah are both active members of their community; Nate enjoys volunteering as a youth minister at their church in Stanwood and Savannah enjoys coaching softball in the Marysville School District. Nate graduated from Western Washington University and has served on the Snohomish County Council since 2017.


As the current Chair of the County Council, Nate has prioritized working in a bipartisan manner in order to best serve the residents of Snohomish County. Earlier this year he penned an op-ed in the Seattle Times to that effect: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/putting-politics-aside-to-get-the-job-done/


During his first term, Nate has prioritized fiscal responsibility, public safety, and job growth. He has consistently voted against tax increases and has played a key role in balancing the budget with no increase to the general property tax levy in each of the past three years. Nate led the effort to ban heroin injection sites from Snohomish County and also worked with the cities of Arlington and Marysville along with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Human Services Department to establish the North County law enforcement-embedded social worker program. Nate has also partnered with local school districts, businesses, and labor organizations to develop the Regional Apprenticeship Pathways (RAP) Program to serve local students in North Snohomish County by providing them with a career pathway into the skilled trades.


Committee Assignments

  • Council Planning and Community Development Committee, Chair

  • Regional Law & Justice Council, Chair

  • Snohomish County Tomorrow, Co-Chair

  • Washington State Association of Counties Board of Directors

  • Economic Alliance of Snohomish County Board of Directors

  • Community Transit Board of Directors

  • Snohomish Health District Board of Health

  • E-911 Board

  • Library Capital Facilities Governing Board

  • Performance Audit Committee

  • Boeing NMA Task Force

  • COVID-19 Economic and Workforce Recovery Task Force