FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 11, 2020
Jan Hawley, Accounting Analyst
Snohomish County Public Facilities District (PFD)
seeking candidates to join its Board of Directors
The Snohomish County Public Facilities District (PFD) is seeking qualified candidates to join its Board of Directors. The PFD was chartered by Snohomish County to oversee potential acquisition, construction, operation, and financing of one or more regional centers and related parking. The PFD’s purpose is to access state "rebated" sales tax revenues and use these dollars to help construct regional centers throughout the county.
The PFD Board is made up of five members appointed by the Snohomish County Council to reflect the interests of cities and towns and unincorporated areas of the county. Two Positions on PFD Board of Directors are currently vacant. Board members serve four-year terms and successful candidates will begin their first term on April 16, 2020, or on a continuing basis until all open positions are filled.
To apply for a Snohomish County Public Facilities District Board of Director appointment, please use the application form located at: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/128/Boards-Commissions.
The Snohomish County PFD’s projects are as follows:
- Everett Arena (Angel of the Winds): This is a 275,000 square feet, $62.5 million multi-purpose facility configured for sporting events, conferences, and conventions. The county PFD is contributing approximately 12% of project costs.
- Lynnwood Public Facilities District: This is a 54,985 square feet, $31.3 million conference and convention center. The county PFD is contributing some 24% of project funding.
- Edmonds Centre for the Arts: The PFD created a 750 seat performing arts center by remodeling the historically significant Puget Sound Christian College. Project costs are $16.4 million, with the county PFD contributing 23% of capital funds.
- National Flight Interpretive Center (Future of Flight): The PFD created a 58,000 square foot, $21.7 million flight museum at Paine Field. The county PFD is contributing 16% of project funds.
More information about the PFD can be found at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/627/Public-Facilities-District or email Jan.Hawley@snoco.org