Buechler’s focus will be 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.
StoryThe Metropolitan King County Council gave its unanimous approval to the appointment of Chad Buechler, a resident of unincorporated King County, to the King County Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board (RHSCOB).
Buechler was nominated to the panel by Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn.
“Chad’s experience, leadership abilities, and passion for equality make him a great addition to the Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board,” said Dunn, who represents District 9 on the County Council.
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.
Buechler’s focus will be 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 Veterans and Human Services Levy represents an enormous investment by the public to confront some complex challenges to our communities and the residents of King County,” Buechler said. “With Councilmember Dunn's nomination and the whole Council's appointment and confirmation, I'm proud to serve a role in ensuring levy funds are invested in equitable and innovative programs that serve our community's most vulnerable members and their families."
The first Veterans and Human Services Levy, passed by the voters of King County in 2005 and renewed in 2011, generates 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.
Levy proceeds are split fifty-fifty, 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.