Snohomish County, Wash. – Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell has been selected to a two-year term on the Community Transit Board of Directors. Frizzell was elected mayor of Lynnwood last fall after serving on the city council for four years. Transit is a big focus in Lynnwood as the city prepares to become the northern terminal for light rail in 2024, and Community Transit restructures bus service to connect to light rail.
The Community Transit board is comprised of nine elected officials from Snohomish County and the cities within the transit agency’s service district, as well as a labor representative selected by the agency’s bargaining units. All jurisdictions meet every two years to choose the board’s representatives.
While Frizzell was the only new member selected to the Community Transit board this year, two new alternate members were chosen: Bothell Mayor Mason Thompson and Edmonds City Council Member Susan Paine.
Those who were re-selected to the board include: Arlington City Council Member Jan Schuette, Lake Stevens City Council Member Kim Daughtry, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine, Snohomish City Council Member Tom Merrill and Stanwood Mayor Sid Roberts. Snohomish County Council Vice-Chair Jared Mead and Council Member Stephanie Wright were also chosen to return to the board. Lance Norton was selected to continue serving as a non-voting Labor Representative to the board.
Board alternates re-selected include: Brier Council Member Mike Gallagher, Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto-Wright, and Snohomish County Council Member Nate Nehring.
The new board will elect officers at its first meeting on Thursday, Feb. 3.
Community Transit is responsible for providing bus and paratransit service, vanpool and alternative commute options in Snohomish County. The agency is building a network of Swift bus rapid transit lines with Swift Blue Line between Everett and Shoreline; Swift Green Line between Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field; and the new Swift Orange Line coming to Mill Creek and Lynnwood in 2024.
Photo: Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell