The ordinance that placed the renewal of the King County Parks Levy on the ballot in 2013 included language creating a citizen oversight board to review levy expenditures and ensure transparency for the public.
StoryThomas Stafford has been nominated by Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn to become a member of the King County Parks Levy Citizen Oversight Board.
“I am delighted that Tom Stafford is excited to serve on the King County Parks citizen oversight board,” Dunn said. “Tom and his family are very passionate about our Park system and I’m confident the residents of our area will be well served by his representation on the board.”
Stafford is a frequent user and is very involved in the stewardship of a large tract of open space owned and managed by King County that abuts his home in the Fairwood community. Most recently, Stafford and his wife Heather worked with Councilmember Dunn and King County Parks to improve the lighting for users at King County’s Petrovitsky Park which helped to decrease the light pollution emitting from the park as well as lowering energy costs.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to serve on the Citizen Oversight Board and represent the 9th District,” said Stafford, an Engineering Manager with the Federal Government. “I look forward to supporting the goals of the board and Parks Department while working collaboratively with each member towards our common objectives and improvement to our County Park system.”
The ordinance that placed the renewal of the King County Parks Levy on the ballot in 2013 included language creating a citizen oversight board to review levy expenditures and ensure transparency for the public. The citizen oversight board includes nine members, one from each King County Council district.
Dunn nominated Stafford to become part of the citizen oversight board. The Executive will review the nomination and send the appointment to the County Council for final confirmation.