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Dunn nominates Chad Buechler to Regional Human Oversight Services Board

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Buechler wants to use his diverse background and experiences in order to make King County a great place for everyone to live.

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Chad Buechler, a resident of unincorporated King County, was nominated today by Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn to the King County Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board (RHSCOB).

“Chad Buechler’s enthusiasm, and experience make him a great fit for the board,” said Dunn, who represents District 9 on the King County Council. “I look forward to seeing how Chad’s unique background serves the board and represents the interests of residents in Council District 9.”

In 2008 Buechler became a member of the Seattle Public Utilities Race and Social Justice Change Team, a group focused on ending racial disparities, improving outreach and public engagement about Race and Social Justice, and eliminating race-based disparities in the broader community.

Buechler, who works as an infrastructure emergency manager, has also served as a member of the City of Renton's Human Services Committee which works to understand, and properly address, the human service needs of Renton residents and the larger community.

“I strongly believe that when citizen volunteers participate directly in governing processes, we as a region can more effectively engage the challenges facing our communities and King County,” said Buechler. “I'm excited to bring my personal approach to problem solving and my strong commitment to equity to the Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board.”

Buechler wants to use his diverse background and experiences in order to make King County a great place for everyone to live.

If appointed, Buechler will join the King County Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board (RHSCOB) in taking an active role in monitoring and providing recommendations on expenditure of the regional human services portion of the Veterans and Human Services Levy proceeds. Members provide insight to King County on how best to tackle complex issues such as homelessness, increasing access to behavioral health services, and strengthening at risk families.

The first Veterans and Human Services Levy, was passed by the voters of King County in November 2005 to generate funding to help veterans, military personnel and their families, and other individuals and families in need across the county through a variety of housing and supportive services.

In August 2011, the voters of King County voted overwhelmingly to renew the Veterans and Human Services Levy for another six years. The renewal levy preserves the fifty-fifty split of proceeds, with half of the revenues dedicated to helping veterans, military personnel and their families and the other half dedicated to helping other individuals and families in need.

Buechler’s nomination was sent to the Council’s Health, Housing and Human Services Committee for discussion and possible action.
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