King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove
Our region is an active and ever-changing place. My goal as South King County’s representative is to center equity and community in everything I do. By working hand-in-hand with local community leaders and my constituents, together we can help increase justice and opportunity for all and ensure South King County lives up to its potential to be a great place to live and work.
I value the input I receive and hope you’ll reach out with any concerns.
A Day in the Life of Councilmember Upthegrove
Holiday Events in South King County
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Electric Buses Coming to South King County
It’s an exciting change to see King County Metro’s new zero-emission, battery-powered buses operated out of South King County. The County’s commitment to clean energy will ensure we all live healthy lives, without compromising our high quality transit system. I joined King County Metro and County officials to announce the new long-range battery-powered buses. Read more
2019-2020 County Budget
In November, the King County Council unanimously passed the 2019-2020 budget. Together with my colleagues we created a budget that is lean, smart, and consistent with our values. We made massive investments in affordable housing for working families, strengthened public safety in our communities, and expanded transit options and access through smart financial management. Watch the video
Mary’s Place Visit
This summer, I toured the Mary’s Place Family Center in Burien. Mary’s Place is an extraordinary organization, which has been providing emergency shelter to women and families for nearly 20 years. I was very impressed by the partnerships they’ve built with neighbors, community organizations and our schools. They celebrated their grand opening last week. You can learn more about the work they do here. Read more