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Sue Weiss, Position 4
Marilyn Oertle, Position 5
Mike Hopson, Position 6
Jan Schuette, Position 7

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Upcoming Events

March 15, 22, 29
Little Science Lab
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 a.m.

March 15
Arlington Valley Road Ribbon Cutting
6800 191st Place NE, Arlington
2:00 p.m.

Arlington Free Methodist Church
5:30 p.m.

March 18, 25
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

March 19, 26
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

March 19 - April 23
Stillaguamish Senior Center
10:30 a.m.

March 20, 27
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

March 20, 27
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 a.m.

March 21, 28
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
1:00 p.m.

March 21
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

March 22
American Legion Post 76
115 N. Olympic Avenue
6:00 p.m.

March 23
Waggin' Tales
Arlington Library
11:00 a.m.

March 23

Saturday STEM: Peep Engineering Challenge
Arlington Library
2:00 p.m.

March 26
Arlington Library
3:00 p.m.

March 27
Stillaguamish Senior Center Health Fair
Stillaguamish Senior Center
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April 6
5:30 p.m.
March 15, 2019
North County Fire & EMS and Arlington Fire Department Join Forces to Provide Additional Services
The City of Arlington Fire Department and North County Fire & EMS are excited to announce a partnership to provide additional services to the residents and businesses in Arlington and North County Fire's service area. With the approval of the recent partnership agreement, the City of Arlington is hiring a Deputy Chief - Medical Services Administrator, and North County Fire & EMS is hiring an Assistant Chief for Community Risk Reduction (Fire Marshal).

Deputy Chief Chris Dickison
The Deputy Chief - Medical Services Administrator, supervising the day to day emergency medical services programs of both agencies, will be filled by Chris Dickison. Deputy Chief Dickison was selected through a competitive process. He is a 19+ year employee of the City of Arlington, serving as a paramedic since 2002. Prior to joining Arlington Fire, Deputy Chief Dickison worked as an EMT with Cascade Valley Hospital. Arlington Fire assumed the provision of the EMS services from Cascade Valley Hospital on May 1, 1999. Deputy Chief Dickison's first day in the position will be March 18, 2019. He will be formally sworn in at the March 18 Arlington City Council meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Assistant Chief Mike Makela
The Assistant Chief for Community Risk Reduction (Fire Marshal), supervising community risk reduction, fire prevention and investigation activities for both agencies, is  filled by Mike Makela. Assistant Chief Makela was selected through a competitive process. He joins North County Fire & EMS after serving three years with the Spokane Valley Fire Department as the Deputy Fire Marshal and eight and one half years with the Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office as a Fire Investigator. He was formally sworn in at the March 13, 2019 North County Fire & EMS Commission meeting.

North County Fire and EMS Chief John Cermak stated, "North County and Arlington Fire continue to explore partnerships and innovative solutions to improve efficiency and service delivery. These new positions shared between our agencies are just one way that our partnership has enhanced the services we provide."

Arlington Fire Chief Dave Kraski said, "This is a remarkable opportunity for our departments to jointly provide additional services to our communities that we would not be able to do on our own."
City of Arlington Employees Attend Haller Middle School Career Day
City of Arlington employees from a number of different departments were invited to share what they do for the City at the first Haller Middle School school-wide career day on Friday, March 8.
Airport Operations Manager Marty Wray, Airport Operations Intern Monroe Whitman, Firefighter / EMT Zachary Hanson, and Firefighter / Paramedic Bob Beam spent the day sharing what it's like to work for the City of Arlington and what education they needed to work in their fields.

More information on the Haller Middle School career day is available on the Arlington Public School's website.
We're Hiring!
The City of Arlington is now hiring for several seasonal maintenance worker positions for our Maintenance & Operations and Public Works departments and for a full-time Wastewater Collections System Specialist.

Seasonal employees will f ocus on general landscape maintenance, maintaining flower beds, weeding, mowing, cutting brush, some building maintenance, assisting with cemetery burial services, assisting in completion installation of water meters, infrastructure repairs, and routine maintenance on Stormwater, Wastewater and Compost Facility equipment and facilities. We are hiring 7 six-month positions in M&O, 4 three-month positions in M&O, and 2 four-month positions in Utilities. The application period closes Sunday, March 24 at 5:00 p.m. Information and application.

The full-time Wastewater Collections System Specialist performs work in the maintenance and operation of the wastewater collection system and the stormwater sewer system; work assignments may also include operation and maintenance activities with the wastewater treatment system and the biosolids compost facility.  The application period closes Sunday, March 24 at 5:00 p.m. Information and application .
Relocation of Community Garden Underway
Ron Johnson adds soil to a garden bed
Work on the relocation of the Community Garden to the corner of 3rd Street and French Avenue is now underway.

City employees have installed water lines for irrigation, constructed the garden boxes, and filled them with soil donated from the Gayteway Business Park. A chain link fence around the garden will be installed in the coming weeks to better define the space from Presidents Elementary School and the Arlington Public School's main offices.

Ben Stieben spreads out soil in a garden bed
The new space will be much larger than what was previously available. In addition to providing spaces for students with the Arlington Public Schools to learn about horticulture, soils, botany, and other science and agricultural related topics, the garden will have beds available for the Arlington Community Food Bank to have fresh produce through the growing season. Community members that are interested in having space at the community garden are encouraged to add their names to the waiting list by calling volunteer coordinator Beth Countryman at 360-435-2991.
Skyhawks Summer Sports Academy Registration Now Open!
Summer is on the horizon for Skyhawks Sports Academy's 40th summer and registration for programs is underway.

Register early to secure your child's spot and avoid going on the wait list or missing out on their favorite sport. Arlington programs for soccer, tennis, and multi-sport are available for boys and girls!

Visit to register!
Volunteer for a City Board or Commission!

Interested in giving back to your community? Have a few hours a month to give? Consider volunteering on one of the City's Boards and Commissions!
The City is currently accepting applications to serve on the Airport Commission, Cemetery Board, Library Board, Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission, Lodging Tax Advisory Board and Planning Commission.
To apply, please fill out the application available on our website.
Tell Us About Your Well-Being, Enter to Win a Bistro San Martin Gift Card

Do you feel connected to the Stillaguamish Valley community? Do you have access to the prevention resources you need? Are you getting appropriate health screenings? The City of Arlington along with some key community healthcare partners want to lead the way in understanding and improving well-being in the Stillaguamish Valley. We're inviting the whole community to participate in creating a well-being "northstar" for the region by taking a confidential online survey located at

Your participation will help us better understand the needs and desires of the people who live in the Stillaguamish Valley (zip codes 98241 and 98223), so community partners can respond accordingly. The project is funded and organized by Stilly Valley Health Connections and the Cascade Valley Health Foundation in collaboration with The Providence Institute for a Healthier Community.
You can take the confidential survey online by visiting You'll need 10-15 minutes to get through the questions, and it will be open through April 15th. The goal is to gather at least 500 community responses, but hopefully more. Participants who enter their email address and demographic information will be entered to win a $100 gift card to our beloved Bistro San Martin restaurant in downtown Arlington! Please note that your information will not be made public.
Arlington Valley Road Ribbon Cutting Today
Arlington Valley Road is now open to all traffic. Please join us for the official ribbon cutting today at 2:00 p.m.
Attend the Youth Dynamics Spring Fundraiser, March 16
Snohomish PUD Community Solar Open House, March 21

Starting in April, the Snohomish PUD will offer a new Community Solar program, aimed at providing more people with access to solar energy. Popular in other parts of the country, Community Solar programs make it easier for all customers to benefit from solar energy by purchasing solar energy units at a community site without needing a sunny roof or funding for their own solar panels.

Mark your calendar if you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity. Construction at our Community Solar site in Arlington has begun and we're preparing to open up solar unit sales in April. To learn more, the PUD is offering a local Community Solar Open House:

March 21
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
3411 169th Place NE Suite A, Arlington 98223

The open house will be held from 5:30-7 p.m., with short presentations scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Come to whichever works best for your schedule!

For more information on Community Solar, visit
Dinner and Raffle to Support American Legion Post 76 Veterans Programs, Mar. 22

Stillaguamish Senior Center Health Fair, March 27

The Annual Stillaguamish Senior Center Health Fair is set for Wednesday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This annual event is open to all seniors, their relatives and caregivers, service professionals,
and  the general public. This is a great opportunity to learn about the support and resources available in the Arlington community, receive basic health screens and information, and discover information about community activities, service providers and businesses, and useful products.

For more information, visit the Stillaguamish Senior Center Facebook page  or call (360) 653-4551.
Village Community Services Village Gala 2019 "The Voices Among Us", April 6