Everett Link Extension
Connecting Snohomish County jobs and housing

Stakeholders and partners

The Community Advisory Group, Elected Leadership Group, and Interagency Group are key audiences that will inform the development of the Everett Link Extension project in various ways. These groups meet regularly throughout the alternatives development phase to review technical information and public feedback and provide recommendations as alternatives move through the evaluation process.

Community Advisory Group

The CAG includes residents, transit riders, business owners and representatives of organizations that reflect the diversity found throughout the corridor, including groups who’ve been historically excluded from planning processes like this. The CAG consists of people who know the community and can provide valuable insight as we develop alternatives for the project. The CAG will make recommendations to the Elected Leadership Group on which alternatives should advance for further study.

Elected Leadership Group

The ELG is comprised of elected officials who represent communities along the project corridor and Sound Transit Board members. The purpose of this group is to work through project issues and make recommendations on alternatives to advance for further study. Meetings will align with key project milestones and are open to the public.

Elected Leadership Group Roster
Mayor Cassie Franklin, Co-Chair

City of Everett 
Sound Transit Board

Executive Dave Somers, Co-Chair
Snohomish County 
Sound Transit Board

Mayor Nancy Backus
City of Auburn 
Sound Transit Board 

Mayor Christine Frizzell
City of Lynnwood 
Sound Transit Board

Assistant Secretary Julie Meredith
Washington State Department of Transportation

Councilmember Shannon Sessions
City of Lynnwood 

Councilmember Stephanie Wright
Snohomish County 

Councilmember Ben Zarlingo
City of Everett 

Interagency Group

The IAG provides a platform for Sound Transit to work closely and coordinate with several agencies and local governments as this project moves forward. The IAG will convene throughout the planning process until alternatives to carry forward into environmental review are identified.