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Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

The Developer Builder Issues Council is the strategic lobbying arm for regulatory issues in Snohomish County and its local municipalities. Members are invited to participate in roundtable discussions on local issues affecting day-to-day business and stay in the know with weekly newsletters.

Contact a staff liaison below to subscribe to our builder council newsletters or get help with an issue in your jurisdiction.

Staff Liaisons

Mike Pattison
425.460.8203
Senior Snohomish County Manager

Dylan Sluder
425.460.8236
Snohomish County Manager

dbic@mbaks.com

Council Leadership

John Mirante
Pacific Ridge Homes
2021 DBIC Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Thursday
Aug 5

Seattle Builders Council Reception *Cancelled*

Hear from local experts on issues affecting Seattle homebuilding, together and safely in person.
Thursday
Aug 19

Crab Feed & Elected Officials Reception

Enjoy the bounty of the Salish Sea and chat with area elected officials. Presented by AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet.
Wednesday
Sep 1

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Sep 2

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

Break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.

Thursday
Sep 9

Residential Builders Council (RBC)

Build better, build smarter.
Wednesday
Oct 6

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.

Jurisdictions

Need help with an issue in one of the following jurisdictions, utilities, or departments? We want to work with you. Contact a Snohomish County staff liaison today.

 

Local Issue Updates

See what we've done recently on issues impacting the building industry in Snohomish County.


  • Wildland Urban Interface Maps Finalized, Will Impact Some Homebuilders

    Posted on Jul 16, 2021 in:
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently finalized maps identifying Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas statewide concerning fire protection requirements and minimum standards.
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  • Snohomish County to Consider Three Growth Alternatives

    Posted on Jul 9, 2021 in:
    • DBIC
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    Snohomish County Planning and Development Services (PDS) is drafting three growth alternatives related to the 2024 Comprehensive Plan update. Scheduled for release in October of this year, the alternatives will be high level looks at options for County Council consideration, one of which will be a “no-action” alternative.
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  • Marysville Planning Commission Approves Downtown Master Plan Update

    Posted on Jun 25, 2021 in:
    • Building Codes
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    This week, the Marysville Planning Commission held a community meeting and approved the city’s proposal to update its Downtown Master Plan, originally adopted in 2009, as well as adopt a form-based code that updates zoning and design standards.
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