North County Update

  • Tue Nov 8th, 2011 5:18pm
  • News

Arlington: Tourism development funds

The city of Arlington is accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that assist tourism development and promotion in the city. The program is funded through the taxes collected on hotel and motel room rentals in the city.

The city has about $75,000 to award on a competitive basis to eligible applicants with the demonstrated ability to complete their projects by Dec. 31, 2012.

Applications are available by contacting the Finance Department, 238 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington, WA 98223. Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

More info: 360-403-3422

Lake Stevens: Youth gospel choir forming

A community gospel choir for young people is forming in north Snohomish County.

Lyle Forde, retired Arlington High School Jazzmine and choral director, plans to lead the choir in southern gospel-style music, which includes elements of jazz and blues.

Young people from eighth grade through college age are invited to participate.

Weekly rehearsals are set to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Elim Lutheran Church, 11504 26th St., Lake Stevens, next to Lake Stevens High School’s football field.

More info: 360-659-4686 or

Marysville: Lee earns leadership award

Marysville City Councilman Lee Phillips recently earned his Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.

Council members and mayors in the state must earn 30 credits in the initial certificate program by attending AWC-sponsored workshops including sessions on budgeting, land-use planning, personnel and leadership. The advanced certificate adds 30 more credits gained through workshops, and the extra dimension of service on community or governmental boards, committees and councils.

Phillips has served on the Marysville City Council since 2004, but did not seek re-election. He serves on city committees for Finance, Public Safety and Cable Television, and has headed the Hotel-Motel Tax Fund Committee for seven years.

Free materials offered to make sandbags

Residents and business owners can prepare for potential flooding, debris flows and mudslides.

The city is providing free materials to make sandbags. The sand and bags can be picked up at the Public Works Building at 80 Columbia Ave. during regular weekday business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Residents must bring a shovel and fill the bags themselves.

More info: 360-363-8100