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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

Mark Villwock
LDC Inc.
2020 DBIC Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Wednesday
Sep 2

Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC) Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Sep 3

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Sep 10

Residential Builders Council (RBC) Breakfast

Build better, build smarter. 
Thursday
Oct 1

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Wednesday
Oct 7

Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC) Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Oct 8

Residential Builders Council (RBC) Breakfast

Build better, build smarter.

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.


  • Snohomish County Planning Commission Passes ADU Ordinance

    Posted on Jul 31, 2020 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    If ultimately adopted by the County Council, the proposal would be perhaps the most generous in the region. Key provisions include no owner occupancy requirements, 1,600 square foot allowance, and permission to build both an attached and detached unit.
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  • MBAKS Signs on to Support Continued RAP Funding

    Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in:
    • Workforce Development
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    RAP is a pre-apprenticeship program in Snohomish County that provides an opportunity for high school students and young adults to gain hands-on training in the building and construction trades. Funding for the program is set to expire next year.
    Read More

  • Snohomish County PUD Commission Adopts Fixed Fees and Electronic Signature

    Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in:
    • DBIC
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    These changes come from multiple efforts for process and cost improvements, including collaboration with MBAKS. SnoPUD Plat Development plans to implement the changes starting in mid-August.
    Read More