Councilmember Julia Patterson Council District 5 516 Third Ave., Rm. 1200 Seattle, WA 98104 Phone: 206-296-1005 Toll Free: 800-325-6165 TTY/TDD: 206-296-1024 Fax: 206-296-0198
Councilmembers Patterson and McDermott with recipients of certificates at the Highline School District Board meeting
Board of Health members celebrate the Highline School District for promoting healthy living
On May 8, Councilmember Patterson attended the Highline School District Board meeting on behalf of King County’s Board of Health to provide certificates of recognition to 14 Highline elementary schools that earned awards in the HealthierUS School Challenge. Councilmember Patterson congratulated the Highline School District for their leadership in achieving excellence in nutrition and physical activity to address childhood obesity, a high priority of the Board of Health. The HealthierUS School Challenge is a voluntary federal program that seeks to improve the health of children by promoting healthier school environments and encourage good habits that will last a lifetime. Schools throughout the United States compete through a competitive process, with award-winning schools receiving federal funding dollars.
Members of the Council with Major Jim Graddon and his wife Linda during the Council's recognition
King County Council recognizes the career of Major Jim Graddon
On April 22, Councilmember Patterson led a council recognition of the distinguished career of Major Jim Graddon, who retired at the end of April after 39 years of law enforcement service, including the past 34 years with the King County Sheriff's Office. In addition to serving as a Major in the Sheriff's Office, Jim Graddon served as Chief of Police for the City of SeaTac, and Precinct Commander of the Sheriff Office's Southwest Precinct. Major Graddon is a South King County native, and throughout his career he helped keep residents safe and improve South King County communities. Read more...
King County Flood Control District votes to improve the Green River Valley
On February 26, the King County Flood Control District Board of Supervisors took action to improve public safety and property protection in the Green River Valley by selecting a levee design with setback levees retained by walls, and providing funding for the Briscoe Desimone levee project located between S. 180th Street and S. 200th Street in the Green River basin. The Briscoe Desimone levee is one segment of the larger flood risk reduction system protecting the region’s valuable economic center located in the Green River Valley. This system includes the federally owned and operated Howard Hanson Dam, which controls river flow upstream. Read more...
Human Trafficking Public Service Announcement
King County launches the "Help Stop Human Trafficking" campaign
King County has kicked off its efforts to end human trafficking, which is the use of force, fraud or coercion to compel a person into any form of labor or sexual exploitation against their will. In January Councilmember Patterson participated in a press conference announcing that the "Help Stop Human Trafficking" campaign will include a joint-effort with Clear Channel Outdoors to post information about human trafficking on billboards in Kent, Tukwila and Seattle.
King County is also placing ads on 200 Metro buses, and has created an informative website and Public Service Announcement video that airs on KCTV. This work will help raise awareness and provide a toll-free number to call to report trafficking violators. Read more...
2013 Council Leadership Team: Vice Chair Hague, Chair Gossett, and Vice Chair Patterson
King County Council reorganizes its Leadership Team and Committee Chairs
As part of an annual reorganization process, on January 14 the King County Council restructured its Management Team and Committee Chairs for the 2013 year. The new assignments were passed unanimously by Councilmembers, and include Councilmember Patterson serving as Council Vice Chair, and Chair of the Council's Committee of the Whole. Councilmember Patterson will also serve on the Regional Transit Committee, and the Council's Budget and Fiscal Management Committee. The Council is looking forward to another productive year in King County. Read more...
On April 26, Councilmember Patterson (middle) attended Sound Transit's groundbreaking event for the Angle Lake Link Light Rail Station, located at south 200th street in SeaTac. Once open in 2016, the Angle Lake Station will improve access to Seattle's Stadium District, downtown Seattle, and the University of Washington. The station is expected to serve more than 5,000 passengers per day, and will be an asset for residents and businesses in South King County.