Redmond Mayor John Marchione was elected President of the Puget Sound Regional Council at PSRC’s General Assembly meeting on Thursday. Snohomish County Executive John Lovick was elected Vice President.
“I’m honored to serve in the role of President and support PSRC’s mission to plan for growth in a way that preserves and enhances what makes this region such a great place to live,” Marchione said.
“This is a crucial time for our region. More people are moving here, attracted by the strong economy. Forecasts show that we’re on track to go over the 4 million mark in 2016. These are positive trends, but it means we’re outgrowing the existing transportation system. It’s time to make a major investment for the future. I look forward to continuing to engage with regional and state leaders to make that happen.”
Executive Lovick has served as a member of PSRC’s Executive Board since taking office in 2013. Before becoming Snohomish County Executive, Lovick served as Snohomish County Sheriff, and also served nine years as the 44th district representative to the state legislature.
The region’s General Assembly includes elected representation from all the members of the PSRC, including King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, as well as more than 80 cities, towns, state agencies, transit agencies, ports, and tribal governments.
The Assembly also adopted the agency’s budget and work program and heard a special presentation on Link light rail and development of a potential ST3 ballot measure in 2016.