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2017

22
MAY

Melba Ayco recognized for bringing “Rhythm to the Region”
Longtime director of Northwest Tap Connection receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

22
MAY

Balducci recognizes Mimi Siegel’s commitment to infants and children with special needs with MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
Executive Director of Bellevue-based Kindering acknowledged for decades of work with youth and the families

22
MAY

Fred Mendoza’s lifetime commitment to his community recognized by Councilmember Upthegrove
South County resident presented with MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

22
MAY

Kohl-Welles recognizes Allan Panitch’s contributions to the community with MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
“Allan has demonstrated his dedication and service to youth and to our most vulnerable citizens throughout his entire adult life”

22
MAY

County Council Approves Guidelines for Immigrant and Refugee Assistance
“Rather than simply saying we’re a safe county for immigrants and refugees, we’re ready to prove it”

22
MAY

Hamdi Abdulle’s Commitment to Immigrant and Underserved Communities Recognized by Council Chair McDermott
Exec. Dir. of Somali Youth and Family Club receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

22
MAY

Farmer and Business Owner Siri Erickson-Brown Receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
Co-Founder of Local Roots Farm recognized for advocacy for agriculture

22
MAY

King County residents receive MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
Recognizing those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to make a difference in communities across King County

22
MAY

von Reichbauer recognizes TJ Coach Joseph Townsend for “Reaching Out and Giving Back”
MLK Medal of Distinguished Service awardee works with young people as coach and corrections officer

22
MAY

Dembowski awards Frank Irigon MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
Recognized for decades of community activism and human rights leadership

22
MAY

County and Issaquah collaborate on Traffic Solutions on Issaquah-Hobart Road
The study will gather and analyze data and recommend solutions to reduce congestion and collisions

22
MAY

Vicki Olson’s commitment to preserve and celebrate the past recognized by Councilmember Dunn
A keeper of Newcastle’s History receives the MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

15
MAY

County Council Memorializes Gordon Hirabayashi’s Act of Courage and Resistance
Plaque near Hirabayashi’s jail cell recognizes his refusal to comply with unjust order

8
MAY

Honoring Service and Sacrifice, County Council recognizes Police Week
Sheriff Urquhart and Dunn invite public to remember our fallen law enforcement officers

3
MAY

Legislation increasing representation on King County Library Board signed by Governor Inslee
The new law adds two members to the board, the first increase in board membership in seven decades

2
MAY

Kohl-Welles: “Access for All” is going to voters
If approved by voters, Access for All will fund public school access programs and regional and community-based art, science and cultural heritage cultural organizations in King County

1
MAY

Dembowski statement on the passing of Mike Lowry
Governor Lowry was a friend and political mentor and I will miss him greatly.

1
MAY

Councilmember Reagan Dunn’s Statement on the passing of Mike Lowry
"I appreciate his hard work and contributions to our state and region"

1
MAY

Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles Statement on the Passing of Mike Lowry
I found Mike to be a humble man who worked tirelessly to effect social change where it was needed, and I will miss that tenacity.

24
APR

Holiday Relief: Council calls for study on using Metro Transit after fireworks
Getting people out of cars on 4th of July and New Year’s Eve

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206-296-1024
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