District 3:  Edmonds  -  Lynnwood -  Woodway

Councilmember Stephanie Wright
                                  April 24, 2012
Spring Faiir
Smart Commuter Awards
Highway 99 Water Main Replacement
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: Joshua.Thompson@snoco.org 



Giggles, Gaggles & Great Barbecue:

Spring Fair Offers Something For Everyone


The Evergreen State Fairgrounds and the Snohomish County Parks Department will soon be hosting the 3rd annual Evergreen Recreation & Sportsman Expo April 28th-29th, featuring diverse outdoor interests that range from hunting and camping, to gardening and rock climbing. Carnival rides, youth trout fishing, fanstastic fair fare and the WA State Spring BBQ Championship will make it fun for everyone. The Spring Recreation Business Expo will highlight business opportunities for recreation manufacturers and retailers.  With the carnival beginning on Friday, there is something for everyone April 27th - 29th at the fairgrounds in Monroe.  No matter what your interests, it is a great opportunity to enjoy one of Snohomish County's great destinations!  Parking and admission are free, so bring the whole family and enjoy.


 *No moose have yet to confirm



Smart Commmuter Awards Honors Bob Drewel, Puget Sound Energy, and Innovative Commuters


 Smart Commuter of the Year Steven McAdams receives his award!

Steven McAdams recieves his Smart Commuter of the Year award. 


Community Transit honored top Snohomish County businesses and employee commuters during its 15th Annual Smart commuter Awards on April 10th, recognizing the promotion of alternative commuting and commute trip reduction.  The program is funded in partnership with WSDOT, local governments and businesses, and winners are chose by a Peer Advisory Board.  This year's winners include Steve McAdams, of Bayer HealthCare (Unincorporated Snohomish County), who was recognized as Smart Commuter of the Year for his dedication to trip reduction both in his daily commute and at home.  Employee Transportation Coordinator of the Year Award went to Cindi Gyselinck for assisting with the successful adoption of a ORCA Passport Program at AT&T (Bothell), while Puget Sound Energy (Bothell) was awarded Employer of the Year for their effective program that includes a ridematch system, ORCA pass, and vanpool subsidy tailored to the company's specific worksite population.


In addition to acknowledging these Smart Commuters, former Snohomish County Executive and current director of the Puget Sound Regional Council Bob Drewel was presented with the Legacy Award.  Drewel has been a strong supporter of alternative commuting and has attended all 15 Community Transit award ceremonies.  The afternoon was made complete with Drewell being serenaded, at length, by his occasional sidekick Oxy Gene, the Defender of Truth, Justice, and Really Clean Air.



Highway 99 Water Main Replacement Project


The Alderwood Water and Wastewater District will begin the replacement of water main pipe along Highway 99 during the Spring and Summer 2012.  Crews will return Spring 2013 to begin final paving of the work areas.  The original pipe, installed in 1933 and 1946, are reaching the end of their structural lives.  Their necessary replacement will ensure continued and improved safe, realiable water service. This project is separated into six work schedules, primarily in the unicorporated areas of Snohomish County and a small portion of the City of Everett.  The expected impacts on citizens during construction include:

  • Lane closures on HWY 99 and Snohomish County roads
  • Noise and vibration
  • Intermittent driveway and sidewalk impact
  • Temporary bus stop relocations

Construction activites will not stop traffic on Highway 99, nor block access to businesses, and is being completed in phases to better minimize the impact on traffic and nearby community. The Water District will be working closely with contractors and the construction managment team to ensure safe access for residents, customers, business owners and employees, pedestrians and transit users.  Addition information is available at the Aldwerwood Water and Wastewater District website Hot Topics page: http://www.awwd.com/HotTopics.ashx?p=1166.

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Thank you for being an involved citizen. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to represent you on the Council! I am inspired by your active participation and thankful for your ongoing support.



Stephanie Wright
Snohomish County Councilmember, District 3