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Councilmember John Koster  May 2008



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John Koster
Snohomish County Council

3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S
609 Everett, WA 98201

Office Location:
8th floor,
Robert J. Drewel Building 
Phone: 425-388-3494

[email protected]

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Top County Issues Headline
Roundtable Meeting Thursday

Councilmember John Koster will deliver a briefing Thursday, May 15 to the Business Roundtable on the significant issues currently before the County Council.

"Government does impacts us all and it just makes sense to keep track with everything the county is doing," said Koster.

The briefing will be held at the Monte Cristo Hotel, 1507 Wall St., Everett, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Registration and the $25 breakfast buffet begins at 6:30 a.m. Please contact Cindy Brengman to RSVP at 425-397-7799 or e-mail [email protected].

Topics range from parks and trail projects and farmland preservation initiatives to the often controversial issues surrounding Fully Contained Communities (FCC) and Rural Cluster Subdivisions. The County Council is thinking about doing away with Fully Contained Communities and substantially changing the Rural Cluster Subdivision rules.

For additional information on those two topics, see:

Koster Completes Spring School Visits

Councilman John Koster visits Totem Middle School in Marysville on Friday, May 16to meet with Principal Judy Albertson and students. The visit follows on the heels of community meetings to resolve problems with students' concerns regarding violence and gangs in their schools.

"Marysville schools have been working to improve student behavior," said Koster. Several steps have been taken to improve behavior at the middle school grades, and I look forward to the tour and being brought up to date of the situation.

Councilman Koster's school tours have also included Marysville's Grace Academy in April and participation in the historic Trafton Elementary School celebration in Arlington as the building was added to the National and State Historic Registers. 

Koster Military Spouses


As Naval Station Everett commander Capt.

Thomas Mascolo looks on, Councilmember John Koster presents a joint resolution recognizing May 2008 as Military Spouse Appreciation Month in Snohomish County at the Hire-AVet/Military Spouse Job Fair held May 9th at the Smokey Point Naval Fleet and Family Support Center.

May is Military Spouse Appreciation Month

Under the sponsorship of Councilmember John Koster, has recognized May 2008 as Military Spouse Appreciation Month, as an opportunity for Snohomish County to demonstrate its support in making the community aware of the diversity and talents of the numerous military spouses who live in our community.

The resolution, cosponsored by the County Council and County Executive Aaron Reardon, further recognizes the important work of educating the public on the contributions and support the over 100 employers have pledged to support the Snohomish County Military Family-Friendly Employment Partnership being spearheaded by the  Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber's Military Affairs Division.

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John Koster
Snohomish County Council