Speakers Bureau

The City of Snohomish Speakers Bureau is a roster of public employees who have volunteered to speak about their areas of expertise to Snohomish area groups.  Virtually anybody can take advantage of this free service and request a speaker for their next meeting.  Eligible organizations include civic clubs, philanthropic organizations, professional organizations, homeowners associations, hobby clubs, special interest groups, and even just three or more people who get together because they’re interested in learning more about how their city government operates.

To submit a request send us an email with the following information:
  • Subject line: Speakers Bureau
  • Name of your group
  • Your name and your position in the group
  • Speaker or topic requested
  • Date and time of your group's meeting
  • Location of where your group meets

You can request either a specific speaker or a topic from the list below.  We’ll match your request with an appropriate speaker who will then contact you to finalize arrangements.  If you don’t see the topic you’re interested in send your request anyway and we’ll try to find a match for you.

While every attempt will be made to satisfy your request, we can’t guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Speakers

    Debbie Emge
  • Debbie Emge

    , Finance Director
    • Professional Accreditations:  CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
    • Areas of Expertise:  budgeting and finance, social media, small business assistance
    Denise Johns
  • Denise Johns

    , Project Manager
    • Professional Accreditations:  Masters in Landscape Architecture, licensed Landscape Architect
    • Areas of Expertise:  landscape architecture, park planning, environmental design
  • Glen Pickus
  • Glen Pickus

    , Planning Director
    • Professional Accreditations:  AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners)
    • Areas of Expertise:  land use, zoning, Growth Management Act, environmental regulations (SEPA), Shoreline Master Program, local government
  • Steve Schuller
  • Steve Schuller

    , Public Works Director/Deputy City Manager
    • Professional Accreditations:  P.E. (Professional Engineer)
    • Areas of Expertise:  local government, wastewater treatment, water supply and treatment, stormwater systems and regulations, transportation, pedestrian safety, traffic controls, regional transportation planning, parks and recreation, capital project management (including public works, master planned communities, and special projects)
    Jude Anderson
  • Jude Anderson

    , Managing Librarian, Snohomish Library
    • Professional Accreditations:  MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science), WA Certified Librarian
    • Areas of Expertise:  library service for the Snohomish area; Sno-Isle Libraries resources and research tools

Topics

  • City budget and financing
  • Daily city government operations
  • Environmental design
  • Environmental regulations
  • Growth Management Act
  • Housing
  • Land use regulations and processes
  • Library services
  • Parks planning
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Public outreach
  • Sanitary sewer system and wastewater treatment plant operations
  • Shoreline Master Program
  • Small business assistance
  • Social media use by the City
  • Stormwater management system and regulations
  • Transportation planning
  • Water department operations
  • Zoning