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  • Thu Mar 1st, 2012 8:41pm
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Snohomish: Vacancy on committee

The city is looking for candidates to fill a vacancy on the Economic Development Committee.

Get an application at City Hall, 116 Union Ave., or download it from the city’s website at

Applications are due to the City Clerk by 4 p.m., March 9 at City Hall.

Candidates for the two-year unpaid position must show they have an interest in the city by living, working, or owning property or a business in Snohomish.

Snohomish County: Marine committee members reappointed

Three people have been reappointed to serve on the Snohomish County Marine Resources Advisory Committee.

They are: Brent Hackney of Lake Stevens, who owns a septic-design business; Tom Hoban Sr. of Tulalip, a long-time real estate broker; and Keeley O’Connell, who lives in southwest Snohomish County and works as a restoration ecologist with People For Puget Sound. Their terms run through 2014. The county executive’s office recommended them and the County Council approved their reappointment.

The committee advises the county on ways to protect the Puget Sound shoreline and the resources that live nearby, including forage fish, crab, salmon and eelgrass habitats. Members have a varied background in government, business, recreation and conservation.

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New members added to parks board

Two new members have joined Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board and a third is being reappointed.

New member Steve Yandl, from the Snohomish area, has volunteered with his homeowners association, church and the PTA. John Ewald, who also is new to the board, lives in the Lake Roesiger area and volunteered for an extensive list of civic boards while living on Mercer Island.

Brian McIntosh, of Mukilteo, was appointed to fill a vacant position in 2011. The retired Edmonds city parks director also has worked as a high school teacher and YMCA supervisor.

The terms expire in 2016.

The parks board includes 11 members.

They advise the county on developing parks, playgrounds and other recreational facilities.

More information: and search for “Parks Advisory Board.”