Metropolitan King County
BECU CEO meets with South King County community leaders
Porter discussed the history of BECU (founded as the Boeing Employee’s Credit Union), which today is the 2nd largest depository in Washington State, highlighting the company’s culture and commitment to both its members and the community.
Lambert selected to participate in national Women in Government Leadership Program
Selected for annual program that highlights extraordinary elected women to pay it forward to the next generation of women seeking public office
Council: End immediately Trump policy separating mothers and children
Calling for an immediate halt of the policy of separating families
Council celebrates freedom with recognition of “Juneteenth”
Two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate forces, and one month after the last official battle of the Civil War, the last Africans and African-Americans in bondage were told of their freedom by Union forces.
Kohl-Welles requests public input on Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy
Committee to hold public hearing on levy implementation Plan
Celebrating Pride Month with Action
Council approves legislation aimed at eliminating barriers to full inclusion of LGBTQ community
Deborah Peterson Appointed to Children and Youth Advisory Board
An Auburn Senior High School graduate with degrees from Highline College and the University of Phoenix, Deborah is a Washington State Department of Early Learning approved trainer
Kent to receive funding for homeless programs
Council approves grants to aid cities
Renton to receive funding for homeless programs
Council approves grants to aid cities
Raising Awareness, Removing Stigma: Council Declares May Better Hearing and Speech Month
Hearing loss affects about 650,000 people living in Washington State. It is the third most common physical condition in the United States and affects people of all ages.
Council recognizes challenges and need for affordable housing
Declares May 14-20 Affordable Housing Week in King County
Everyone Counts: Council takes lead in accurate 2020 Census in King County
Calling for plan that tallies all residents, minimizing risks for undocumented residents
Honoring Service and Sacrifice, County Council recognizes Police Week
“It’s fitting to remember our local law enforcement officers on a week that remembers those who dedicate their lives for the protection of others.”
County Council recognizes history, heritage of Asian Pacific Americans
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Prepaid Postage Ballots Approved by Council
Prior to today’s action all voters were personally required to place postage on their ballot.
County Council recognizes and celebrates the Nordic influence in King County
Declaring May “Nordic Month”
Learn More about Art Funding Opportunities in King County
Join 4Culture’s Outreach Event in Auburn
King County Criminal Justice Leaders Discuss “Invisible Issue” of Gun Violence in our Communities
Both criminal justice leaders stressed that to address these issues there is a need for King County to find ways to intervene effectively and help lift young people away from gun violence.
Karina O’Malley’s effort to help homeless on Eastside recognized by Balducci with MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
“In 1957, Dr. King pointed out that life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’ Karina O’Malley has answered that question by dedicating her considerable energy, compassion, and intelligence to improving the lives of women without homes in East King County.”
Doug Baldwin’s work in Renton, South County recognized by Councilmember Dave Upthegrove with MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
As the visionary behind the Family First Community Center, Doug partnered with the City of Renton and the Renton School District to design and build the Center in the Cascade/Benson Hill area.