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Introducing Jill Dvorkin, MRSC’s New Legal Consultant

June 30, 2016 by Jill Dvorkin

I am delighted to be the newest member of the MRSC team working as a Legal Consultant. I was drawn to this opportunity having regularly used MRSC as a trusted resource during my career as a local government attorney. Prior to joining MRSC, I worked as a deputy civil prosecuting attorney in Skagit County for nine years, focusing primarily on land use and planning issues. As a civil deputy, I advised the planning department on all manner of legal issues, including permit-related questions, code enforcement, and legislative matters.

I bring a strong background and passion for land use to MRSC. In 1994, I moved to the Pacific Northwest from Fargo, ND, to attend Western Washington University in Bellingham. I was drawn to the natural beauty of the region—with the mountains, water, and scenic island vistas. My attraction to this area led me to pursue a degree in Environmental Policy and Planning. After college, I worked as a planner for a short time for the City of Port Orchard, had a year of fun playing in the mountains in Montana, and then moved back to Seattle to attend law school at the University of Washington, where I remained focused on land use and environmental issues.

Outside of work, I fill my time enjoying family and friends, planning adventures near and far, recreating outdoors, and exploring city neighborhoods.

I look forward to assisting you with any questions that arise about local government! Feel free to email me directly at

About Jill Dvorkin

Jill joined MRSC as a legal consultant in June 2016 after working for nine years as a civil deputy prosecuting attorney for Skagit County. At Skagit County, Jill advised the planning department on a wide variety of issues including permit processing and appeals, Growth Management Act (GMA) compliance, code enforcement, SEPA, legislative process, and public records. Jill was born and raised in Fargo, ND, then moved to Bellingham to attend college and experience a new part of the country (and mountains!). She earned a B.A. in Environmental Policy and Planning from Western Washington University and graduated with a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2003.



"We surely do miss you here at Skagit County, Jill! Debbie"

Debbie Nicholson on Jul 22, 2016 6:18 PM

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