King County Executive
King County joins community leaders, parents and youth on work to end racial disparity in juvenile justice system
King County leaders today announced the largest and most diverse group the county has ever assembled to end racial disparity in the juvenile justice system. The committee will engage those most impacted by the juvenile justice system as members examine school, police, court and detention policies.
Annual financial report gets clean review from State Auditor
The 2014 editions of King County's two annual financial reports are now available online. These reports allow interested residents to learn about King County's financial condition and key information about the County's operations, capital assets, debt, and investments.
Executive on death of Donnie Chin: 'We lost a hero today'
King County Executive Dow Constantine mourns the death of Donnie Chin, the longtime director of the International District Emergency Center.
Executive Constantine's Best Starts for Kids initiative placed on November ballot
King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked the Metropolitan King County Council for voting 8-1 to put his Best Starts for Kids initiative on the Nov. 3, 2015 ballot. The proposed six-year levy would provide funding for prevention and early intervention programs designed to increase the number of youth who reach adulthood healthy and ready to succeed.
Executive: Ordinance creating Immigrant and Refugee Task Force 'an important step' to expanding access to opportunities
Executive Dow Constantine today released the following statement after King County took steps toward creating an Immigrant and Refugee Task Force:
Executive Constantine, Mayor Murray thank Councils for confirming Patty Hayes as Public Health Director
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today thanked the Metropolitan King County Council and Seattle City Council for confirming their appointee for director of Public Health – Seattle & King County. Patty Hayes has served as Interim Director since August 2014.
Executive Constantine and 4Culture announce historic investment of $20 million in regional cultural facilities
Executive Constantine today joined 4Culture and County Councilmembers to announce Building for Culture, a one-time investment of about $20 million in cultural facilities across King County, including theaters, performing arts centers, and museums.
Career expo will connect local military veterans with recruiters for high-demand positions
The second Working With our Troops career expo on July 16 will help local military veterans and their spouses find new careers by connecting them with recruiters from businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.
Executive thanks Legislature for providing tools to expand access to arts and culture in King County
A bill passed by the Legislature grants new voter-approved sales tax authority to King County to create a fund that provides local services, including access to arts and culture, increasing capacity for mental-health treatment, and expanding affordable-housing options.
Executive delivers bold new plan to confront climate change after hottest June on record
The 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan will serve as King County's road map to achieve ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions that were adopted with King County’s 39 cities last July.