January 17, 2020
Councilmember Joshua Roundy Announces Resignation
Arlington City Councilmember Joshua Roundy announced his resignation from the City Council for personal reasons effective immediately. Councilmember Roundy was elected to the City Council in November 2017.

In his resignation, Councilmember Roundy stated, “I want to thank the City of Arlington, the staff, the council, the mayor, and the voters of our community for the great opportunity. I have valued my time on the council and wish everyone the best moving forward.”

Of Councilmember Roundy’s announcement, Mayor Barb Tolbert shared the following sentiment, “I appreciate Josh’s service to the Arlington community and understand his need to put his family first. I wish Josh and his family good health and continued success in their endeavors.”

Under Washington state law, the City Council has 90 days to appoint a city resident to fill the vacancy. By law, qualified applicants must be a registered voter and have lived within the City limits for at least one year. The City Council will discuss the options on filling the vacancy on the City Council at the January 21, 2020 City Council meeting.
We Need You! Volunteer for a City Board or Commission
The  City of Arlington is accepting applications for vacant positions on the Civil Service Commission and Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission.

For information and an application, please visit our website .
Arlington Police Department Launches Police Explorers Program
Is your teen interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, emergency services, or criminal justice?

The Arlington Police Department is looking for young men and women ages 14-21 to participate in a newly forming Arlington Police Explorers program. Anyone 14 years old must have completed 8th grade. Potential participants must be currently enrolled in high school or a higher learning establishment with a minimum GPA of 2.5 GPA is required. Exceptions can be made for those aged 18-21 on a case by case basis.

The Explorer Program will provide its members with training and experience needed to determine whether to pursue a career in law enforcement, emergency services, or criminal justice. Many members of local law enforcement agencies got their start as an explorer.

Explorers have many opportunities to apply the training they receive. Members can volunteer at community events doing security work, directing traffic, fingerprinting small children, and assisting with crime prevention programs. Members also learn first hand how police do their jobs. Police officers and detectives with special skills are invited to meetings to explain how the Arlington Police Department investigates cases.

An open house for the program will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. in the Commons at Arlington High School. Information on the program and how to sign up will be available during the open house.
Volunteers and Donations Needed for Point In Time Homelessness Count, January 23
In collaboration with human service providers and community volunteers, the Snohomish County Department of Human Services is conducting the annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The annual count is an important tool in the community’s efforts to assess the number of homeless individuals and families in Snohomish County, as well as to determine ways of ending homelessness. The count covers people staying in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and on the street or other places not meant for habitation. Volunteers and donations are needed for the Arlington / North Snohomish County count:

  • Volunteer on January 23. Contact Nikki Rossiter, 425-347-6556 x278
  • Put together sack lunches for volunteers and participants. Contact Peggy Ray at 360-386-7989
  • Donations of warm blankets, cases of water, quarters for laundry, laundry soap, hand warmers, heavy coats, socks, hats, gloves, and umbrellas. Contact Peggy Ray at 360-386-7989.
Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docketing Closes January 31
As a citizen of Arlington, you have the opportunity to influence the way the city plans to grow.

The docketing process is your opportunity to propose land use changes to the City's Comprehensive Plan and or development regulations. The docket is open until January 31st of each year, for consideration of the current year. By submitting your proposal for an amendment to the city's comprehensive plan and or development regulations, you are voicing your opinion on how the city should take shape.

If you would like to propose an amendment for docketing, please contact the Community and Economic Development Department's Permit Center staff at (360) 403-3551 or ced@arlingtonwa.gov .
Snohomish County Complete Count Committee To Host Trainings for 2020 Census, Questionnaire Assistance Events
Snohomish County's Complete Count Committee is joining with the City of Arlington and Arlington Public Schools to host local Census 101 Trainings and Questionnaire Assistance Events from now through April.

Census 101 Trainings Open to the Public
Join us for a free session to learn everything about the upcoming 2020 Census! What is it? Is it mandatory? Why is it important? What information will you need to provide? How will you be able to respond? Where to go if you have any questions? More information here: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/5418/2020-Census. Email Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org if you have any questions or concerns. No RSVP required.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Arlington City Council Chambers
110 E. Third Street, Arlington
(entrance on N. Olympic Avenue side of building)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Arlington City Council Chambers
110 E. Third Street, Arlington
(entrance on N. Olympic Avenue side of building)

Census 101 Training fro Community Advocates
Multiple organizations countywide are looking for 2020 Census Advocates from diverse backgrounds and communities. Community Advocates are leaders that will inform historically underserved communities about the 2020 census in exchange for a stipend. Community outreach experience desired but not required. More information at https://www.c3coalition.org/census-2020. No RSVP required.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Arlington School District Offices
3rd Floor, Lincoln Room
315 N. French Avenue, Arlington

Questionnaire Assistance Events
After you receive your invitation to participate in the 2020 census (sometime between March 12-20), drop in at these locations and we will have someone available to walk you through the questionnaire and support you as needed. More information here: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/5418/2020-Census . Email Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org if you have any questions or concerns. No RSVP required.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Arlington City Council Chambers
110 E. Third Street, Arlington
(entrance on N. Olympic Avenue side of building)
Looking for Office Space? Check Out the Options at StillCo.
Did you know Arlington has a coworking space? The Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce opened a coworking space to serve entrepreneurs, remote workers, and small businesses in the community. This project is known as Stilly Valley Collective, or StillCo for short. StillCo. is currently serving a dozen small businesses in private offices and dedicated desks, and is looking to serve those seeking a flexible, quiet space to focus on their work. Think coffee shop, but quiet and surrounded by like-minded individuals! Organic Italian coffee and pastries are also available on-site, served up by Caffe Italiano.

Memberships range from daily packages to your own private office space. A community conference room and classroom are also available for rent by the hour, with discounts available for Chamber members. StillCo. is also offering daily office rentals in a furnished space for more privacy than coworking. 

Email any questions to stillco@stillyvalleychamber.com .
Upcoming Events
Commercial Aircraft Interiors (CAI) Hosts Job Fair
Local aircraft interiors company, Commercial Aircraft Interiors (CAI) is holding a job fair to fill multiple openings at their Arlington office on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at their offices at 19405 68th Drive NE, Suite A, Arlington.
City of Arlington Hosts 13th Annual Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival, Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1
With winter comes the return of the eagle to the Stillaguamish River to feed on spawning salmon and other prey. To celebrate these special winter residents and our local environment, Arlington hosts an annual Eagle Festival. We welcome you to visit and enjoy this event, which includes guided nature tours, art and photography show, rock and gem displays, art demonstrations and activities, live music, wagon rides, birds of prey, chainsaw carving show, rafting on the Stillaguamish River, farm animals, tractors on display, and much more. Check out our website for detailed listing of activities and how you can participate. Note that many of the activities are on Saturday only. http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest
 
New this year, we are hosting 18 nature/environmental organization exhibit in the Haller Middle School gym to provide insight into their organizations. With this there will be a “bingo” activity where you have a chance to win prizes from the Stillaguamish Tribe. We will also have children’s craft activities and an inflatable obstacle course.
 
Some of the organizations participating in the exhibit are: Snohomish County Parks, Pilchuck Audubon, Snohomish Conservation District, Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers, PUD Bird Protection Program, Sound Salmon Solutions, Wolf Haven, Arlington Library, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Beach Watchers, Sustainable Community Stewards, Glacier Peak Institute, Camano Island Sound Water Stewards, Stillaguamish Tribe, and City of Arlington.

The Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival is made possible in part by assistance from the Arlington Hotel-Motel Tax Fund and the Stillaguamish Tribe as a sponsor. The event is managed by the City of Arlington and coordinated by many volunteers from local organizations. The first annual Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival was held in 2008 to honor the eagles that hover over this community especially this time of year and to provide another event to bring visitors to our city, while showcasing the quality of life in the Stillaguamish Valley. 
Upcoming Classes from Stilly Valley Health Connections
Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Favorites
Winter is a great time to dust off your slow cooker or instant pot and put them to good use. In this cooking demonstration for adults, participants will learn some best practices for slow cookers and instant pots and how to cook healthy, delicious meals. Free of charge, but pre-registration required by calling 360-386-9918 or go to www.stillyvalleyhealth.org to sign up.
Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240 - Arlington

Honoring Choices: Advanced Care Planning Workshop
Join Outreach and Communications Manager, Dana Brothers from Hospice of the Northwest, as she shares information on choosing a Healthcare Power of Attorney and completing an Advanced Directive. Light refreshments will be provided. Free of charge, but pre-registration required by calling 360-386-9918 or go to www.stillyvalleyhealth.org to sign up.
Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240 – Arlington

Living Well with Diabetes
Living Well with Diabetes is a six-week evidence-based workshop designed for individuals with diabetes, prediabetes, and loved ones of those living with diabetes.  The sessions are facilitated by instructors from Homage Senior Services. Classes meet on Thursdays and the first session starts February 20th. Class times are 10am to 12:30pm or 5pm to 7:30pm. Free of charge, but pre-registration required by calling 360-386-9918 or go to www.stillyvalleyhealth.org to sign up.
6-week series starts Thursday, February 20.
Class time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240 – Arlington

Cooking and Nutrition: Diet Confusion…. What Plan is Best for Me?
With so many different diet plans claiming to be the best way to eat healthy and lose weight it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Let us help! This presentation, led by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from Sound Dietitians, will discuss the pros and cons of many popular plans as well as answer your questions. Funding provided by Skagit Regional Health. Free of charge, but pre-registration required by calling 360-386-9918 or go to www.stillyvalleyhealth.org to sign up.
Wednesday, February 26, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240 – Arlington
January 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
12:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTER

January 17
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTER

January 18
February 1, 15, 29
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 a.m.

January 19
Arlington Library
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTER

January 20
City Business Offices Closed

January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

January 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

January 22
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
3:00 p.m.

January 23
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

January 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
1:00 p.m.

January 25
February 22
Arlington Library
11:00 a.m.

January 26
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTER

January 27
February 3, 10, 24
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

January 30
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley St., Suite 240
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
January 31 - February 1
Various Locations Throughout Arlington

February 2
Arlington Library
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTER

February 5, 19
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

February 5
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

February 9
Arlington Library
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTER

February 11
Arlington Library
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

February 11
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
5:00 p.m.

February 11
Arlington Library
6:30 p.m.

February 12
Arlington Library
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

February 12
Arlington Library
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

February 12
Stillaguamish Conference Room
154 W. Cox Avenue
3:00 p.m.

February 12
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

February 20, 27
March 5, 12, 19, 26
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OR
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

February 20
Arlington Library
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

February 26
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

February 27
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
3:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTER
Contact Us!
Your Elected Officials

Mayor Barb Tolbert

City Council
Jesica Stickles

Debora Nelson

Michele Blythe

Marilyn Oertle

Mike Hopson

Jan Schuette

The Arlington City Council meets for regular Council meetings on the first and third Mondays of the month and workshops on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, excluding holidays. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the Arlington City Council Chambers, 110 E. Third Street. The public is always welcome to attend and comment.

Find meeting agendas and more information  here .
Phone Numbers

Mayor's Office
360-403-3442

Administration
360-403-3441

Airport
360-403-3470

Cemetery
360-403-3428

Community & Economic Development
360-403-3551

Finance Department
360-403-3421

Fire Business Line
360-403-3600

Human Resources
360-403-3443

Police Business Line
360-403-3400

Public Works Utilities
360-403-3526

Recreation
360-403-3448

Street & Park Maintenance
360-403-3451

Utility Billing
360-403-3421