The regional partnership of San Juan County, Whatcom County, Island County, Snohomish County, and Skagit County (SWISS) is comprised of elected county executives and officials. The mission of the SWISS Regional Partnership is to identify and advance shared priorities that will improve the quality of life of the people who live, work, and play there.
Regional Awareness and Collaboration
The SWISS regional partnership will achieve successful outcomes addressing shared regional issues while respecting the independent characteristics, cultures, and needs of each county. This will be achieved by focusing on sharing information, creating a unified voice when engaging jointly in efforts, developing position statements as appropriate, and protecting the capacity and workload of county Councilmembers, Commissioners, and Executives.
Behavioral Health and the Continuum of Care
SWISS county residents have access to an accountable regional behavioral health care system that creates a humane and meaningful continuum of care from a patient’s initial moment of need to a long-term, safe solution.
SWISS Counties have equitable, affordable access to quality, reliable, high-speed broadband internet, especially in underserved and unserved areas.
SWISS Counties have access to suitable, dependable, and timely transportation and mobility options which enable people to access work, recreation, healthcare, and other services and opportunities.