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March 12, 2007
Executive praises County Council for approval of new logo
King County Executive Ron Sims praised King County Council's historic vote approving a new county logo in the image of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today's vote is the culmination of a 20 year effort to change the King County namesake and then the logo. Learn more... Singers at the King County celebration

March 11, 2007
New logo represents values of county and its citizens
The proposed new King County logo, an original graphic image of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was unveiled at a community celebration attended by current and former county elected leaders, the governor and community leaders. Learn more...

March 9, 2007
Media advisory: King County to unveil its new logo: an image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!
King County will reach a significant milestone in its 155 year history this weekend when a new logo in the image of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is unveiled at a community event on Sunday, March 11. The original graphic design meets requirements of a County Council measure passed one year ago directing the county to design a new logo in the likeness of Dr. King, which will replace the gold crown logo. Learn more...

Oct. 4 , 2006
Local designer chosen to create new MLK logo for King County
A nationally acclaimed Seattle firm has been selected to design a new King County logo using an image of Nobel Peace Prize winner and slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gable Design Group was selected from a field of 29 very competitive local and out of state companies, the largest response ever received by King County for a design contract. Learn more...

Feb. 27, 2006
From Crown to King: King County Changes Logo
After thirty-eight years of using an imperial crown as King County's logo, the King County Council adopted a logo more fitting of our democracy and the ideals of our diverse community. Twenty years after King County was renamed in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the county will bear Dr. King's image as its official logo. The logo change will take place over five years in order to reduce material and equipment replacement costs. Read more about the logo change.

Dec 12 , 2005
Council considers making image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the official logo of King County
Metropolitan King County Councilmembers Larry Gossett and Larry Phillips say there will never be a better time to replace the imperial crown that has been the logo for King County with the image of the county's namesake, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 14 , 2000
Gossett continues quest to change county logo
During the this weekend's ceremonies and festivities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Metropolitan King County Councilman Larry Gossett will continue to garner support for his proposal to change the official logo of King County from a crown to a likeness of Dr. King.