District 3: Edmonds  -  Lynnwood  -  Woodway

Councilmember Stephanie Wright
May 2011 
Stephanie Wright, District 3 County CouncilmemberCouncilmember Stephanie Wright 
3000 Rockefeller, M/S 609,
Everett, WA 98201
Office Location:

8th floor, Robert J. Drewel (Admin East) Building  

Phone: 425-388-3494     

Email me: Stephanie.Wright@snoco.org
Legislative Aide: Jennifer.Smolen@snoco.org 


Lake Stickney Park and Japanese Gulch 

I am pleased to announce progress on preserving valuable open space within our District. Providing children, families, and our neighbors with space to play, get outdoors, and exercise is an important aspect of land use and planning. 

One of my official assignments as part of the County Council is to serve as a representative of the Council on the Snohomish County Conservation Futures Advisory Board. I was pleased that two properties recommended by the board for conservation futures funds are located here in southwest Snohomish County: Lake Stickney and Japanese Gulch. At our May 31st meeting Snohomish County Council voted to allocate $380,000.00 and $500,000.00, respectively, to these two important projects.


Thanks are in order to the citizens on the board and also residents around Snohomish County that have spent time and hard work maintaining these valuable open spaces. Supporters of these conservation efforts, residents who hail from all around the county, have put a great deal of time and research into advocating for the preservation of these areas. We are now on track to do just that. Thank you for your feedback and ideas. Looking forward to seeing you at the new parks! 

Learn more about all of Snohomish County's parks here.

Blazing Onion Burger Company now open at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood

While I stay busy with Council committees, County department meetings and constituent meetings on weekdays, Jennifer and I made Tuesday's midday break into a working lunch. It was worth the drive from Everett to support this new South County business on its Opening Day!

Welcome to Lorri and David Jones (longtime District residents) and their new Blazing Onion location, now open at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. Lunch was great and the staff -- 121 of them in all -- are plentiful, fast and friendly. Thanks to David for a great behind-the-scenes tour. I'm pleased to support an establishment setting up shop here in the 3rd District, and look forward to hearing good reports from the new business throughout the year.

Blazing Onion/Alderwood is open seven days a week with a large menu, family seating, and a full service bar as well. Learn more about Blazing Onion here

With Blazing Onion owners, David and Lorrie Jones, on Opening Day.
With owners Lorri and David Jones while visiting their newest Blazing Onion location in Lynnwood. Lunch was great! 

Preserving the Harvest: a hands-on, how-to food preservation series teaches how to can, freeze, and dry local foods   

Now aged three years, my son has come to especially like pears and fresh berries. I often wish I could give him certain fresh fruits and vegetables year-round, but local growing seasons -- as in many agricultural regions -- limit our farm fresh supply of annual favorites. The solution: support local farms by purchasing produce directly from the growers, then preserve some for consumption later in the year.  

Kate from WSU Extension - Agriculture Workshops says, "These classes were a huge hit last year. I expect them to be even more popular this year, especially with the very recent change in state law allowing some home processed foods to be sold direct to consumers.... Home canning using current standards produces a very safe food product while Grandma's older recipes for home canned goodness may not be safe to use any longer."  


Find details on this informative local series on how to can, freeze and dry local foods here.    

School band plays Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents the Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Ensembles! Monday June 6, showtime at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:00 p.m.

Congratulations to the musicians and staff advisors of Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Ensembles! We are proud of you here in District 3. For details visit Jazz Alley online.  

Did you know:
Snohomish County offers weekly updates on local road work?

Snohomish County Public Works/Roads Department produces a county-wide listing of road work projects scheduled to require road closures and potential traffic obstacles. Subscribers receive the updates by email. View the weekly update or subscribe online.  

Greetings, friends!

I hope you found this eNewsletter to be informative and useful. You can make it even more valuable by suggesting topics and issues for future newsletters. Additionally I will be highlighting some community announcements or events I think might be of interest to my neighbors and constituents, and providing updates on unique or particularly relevant Council matters.

If you have suggestions or feedback about calendar items, this newsletter, or about my office, I encourage you to be in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you and keeping communication open between 3000 Rockefeller and our District.
Please contact me at 425-388-3494, or e-mail Stephanie.Wright@snoco.org.  

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Stephanie Wright
Snohomish County Councilmember, District 3