Dave Somers and Bruce Dammeier to lead PSRC

Snohomish and Pierce County Executives elected by unanimous vote by General Assembly

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers has been elected President of the Puget Sound Regional Council. Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier has been elected Vice President.

The two were elected in a unanimous vote of the region’s elected leadership at PSRC’s General Assembly.

“As a region, we must plan for a future that we collectively choose, and that can only happen if we work together,” said Executive Somers.  “The future we choose means good jobs, government focused on public service, and a healthy environment. It also will mean looking for ways to make our region more competitive globally.”

"We need to create jobs and drive economic growth where people live. Many of our residents are losing hours each day to frustrating commutes. It’s inefficient, tough on the environment and, most important of all, hard on families. We can and must do better," said Executive Dammeier. 

The General Assembly also approved the agency's biennial budget and work program for 2018-2019.  The budget includes preparing the region for regional planning to the year 2050, ten years beyond today’s 2040 plans.

The General Assembly includes elected representation from King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, as well as more than 80 cities and towns, state agencies, transit agencies, ports, and tribal governments.