Open Government

Open Government Committee

The ad hoc committee met in 2016 at the direction of the City Council to develop a plan for improved communications and engagement with citizens. The goal was to enhance the role of citizen participation in the City's decision making.


The outcome of the committee work was a comprehensive report to City Council. 

FINAL Recommendations


Past Meeting Agendas

Monday, February 1, 2016 - Agenda

Monday, March 7, 2016 - Agenda & Minutes from Feb. 1

Monday, April 18, 2016 - Agenda; Minutes from Mar. 7

Monday, May 9, 2016 - Agenda; Minutes from April 18

Monday, June 13, 2016 - Agenda;

Committee Reference Materials

Consultant Statement of Qualifications

Consultant Scope and Budget

Committee Member Interviews Report

Connected Communities Alliance for Innovation

Effective Citizen Engagement

Principles of Public Engagement

Draft Focus Group Questions

Misc. website links related to Open Government

Existing City Communication Platforms

DRAFT Committee Goals

City of Snohomish Focus Group Research Report-Improving Communications 

DRAFT Recommendations from Committee - 04-15-2016

Appendix to DRAFT Recommendations from Committee 04-15-2016

Discussion Guide for 05-09-2016


City Documents

City Budget
City Council Agendas & Minutes

City Newsletter 2013-2017


Committee Members

The following citizens were appointed members of the committee in 2016:

  • Carroll Brown
  • Mary Dessein
  • Colleen Dunlap
  • Adrian Duran
  • Gary Ferguson
  • Meagan Gray
  • Tom Merrill
  • Paulette Norman
  • Braden Sigua