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Posted on: September 27, 2019

October is National Community Planning Month

Planning Month October 2019

National Community Planning Month is here.


All month long we’re celebrating the lasting value that thoughtful, innovative, and inclusive planning has brought to Snohomish.  This month will be a great time to get to know the planners in our community – be they your Planning Commissioners or City planning staff. Also, this is a good opportunity to learn about the planning initiatives underway or in the pipeline. 


For those who dare, why not attend your first Planning Commission meeting?  The Commission meetings the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in at the Snohomish School District Resource Center at 1601 Avenue D.  Click here to see what’s on the agenda.


Many people don’t realize how significantly planning impacts their day-to-day lives.  Planning decisions can affect the type of house you live in, the quality of life you enjoy, your daily commute, and more.


Planners:

  • Work for the greater good.
  • Are skilled at balancing the varied interests and viewpoints that emerge as a community plans its future.
  • Help create communities of lasting value.


Planners must always consider what’s best for the entire community.  That means considering the needs of both residents and businesses, protecting the environment while facilitating economic development, and managing growth yet protecting Snohomish’s small town atmosphere.


Want to get involved with planning the future of Snohomish? Your first step can be to visit the Planning & Community Development Department web page to see what your planners are currently working on.


The theme for the 2019 Community Planning Month is “planning for infrastructure that benefits all”.  Well-planned infrastructure projects, which includes roadways, parks, and housing, strengthen communities, boost the economy, expand opportunity, and promote equitable development. Ensuring that all residents in a community have safe and affordable housing options advances economic and social equity goals.  To learn more about National Community Planning Month go to www.planning.org/ncpm.


If you would like to visit the City of Snohomish Planning & Community Development Department and meet the people whose mission it is to enhance the quality of life in Snohomish, contact Planning Director Glen Pickus via email or at 360-282-3173.



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