How Can I Participate?
There are multiple opportunities to get involved, and more chances are coming up. Review the programs below, and keep an eye out for upcoming announcements. Return to this page to see updates, and fill out the Questionnaire linked at the top of the page!
We need to hear from all voices as we develop the periodic update to provide for an equal opportunity all community perspectives to be considered. Our Civic Ambassadors broaden the City’s reach by engaging with their friends, neighbors, and associates, and championing for full, well-informed engagement and participation.
Civic Ambassadors receive special training and support from city staff in order to be successful and effective. Ambassadors volunteer and attend at various community events to help share information and collect feedback.
Keep your eye out for this group, and strike up a conversation about planning for the future of Snohomish!
- Bill Webster
- Kelly Holderman
- Cassie Chin
- Janice Lengenfelder
- Justin Fox-Bailey
- Addie Domske
- John Calvin
- Heather Cunningham
- Penny Zettlemoyer
Kids Design Snohomish program
The children of Snohomish will be in charge by the year 2044, so we believe they should have a say in what their city will be like. Kids attending public events have been asked to design their “ideal Snohomish” using wooden blocks. They have very specific ideas about what they want to see in their town when they grow up, and staff is listening!
Staff will also be workng with children in the classrooms about future planning, civic engagement, how the city is run, and mapping plans and ideas. If you have a child in the Snohomish School District, be sure to ask them about this exciting partnership!
Our Future Snohomish Carnival and Open House
The Our Future Snohomish Carnival and Open House was held on Saturday, July 22nd. There were fun activities, games, art projects, races, and an obstacle course! About 150 people showed up and learned about the Comprehensive Plan, and they provided lots of great input about the future of our Snohomish!
Each event offered an opportunity to learn something about the Comprehensive Plan and a function of the City. A traditional open house environment was also offered inside the Carnegie building.
See some of the pictures from this fun event below. And if you missed it, don't worry! You can still fill out a survey (liked at the top of this page).
The Planning Commission reviews proposed amendments and seeks public comment during the review process. Meetings are held the first Wednesday evening of every month and are open to the public. Interested parties can track proposals via the Agendas link on this website.
The annual amendment application cycle is open August 1 through September 30. Applications will be reviewed and placed on the docket for the Planning Commission to consider. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to recommend the final docket items to the City Council at the end of the year. Applications for Comprehensive Plan Annual Amendments can be made through the Permit Portal.