Community Service Areas
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Rural area east of Woodinville, Redmond, and Sammamish. Includes the Redmond Ridge Urban Planned Development and the Sammamish Valley Agriculture Production District. Forested with several lakes, the Sammamish River Valley, and hills to the south and east.
2019 Town Hall: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7-9 p.m. at 21 Acres Facility (13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville)
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Rural area that surrounds the rural cities of Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie, North Bend, and Skykomish, plus the towns of Fall City and Snoqualmie Pass. Its eastern part is the Snoqualmie Valley, which has the Snoqualmie Valley Agriculture Production District and several rural cities and towns. Much of the land area is in the forested Cascade Range, with parts of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.
2019 Town Hall: Thursday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m. at Tolt River Middle School (3740 Tolt Avenue, Carnation)
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Rural area east of Renton and Newcastle and east and south of Issaquah. Contains the May Valley Basin and foothills of the Cascade Range, including Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, Squak Mountain State Park, and Tiger Mountain State Forest.
2019 Town Hall: Wednesday, June 19, 7-9 p.m. at Maywood Middle School (14490 168th Avenue SE, Renton)
Rural area east of Renton and Kent and north of Covington, Maple Valley, and Black Diamond. Extends east to the border with Kittitas County. Has low rolling hills and several lakes in the western part, while the eastern part is in the Cascade Range—including parts of the Forest Production District and part of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
2019 Town Hall: Tuesday, June 18, 7-9 p.m. at Hobart Church (27524 SE 200th Street, Hobart)
Rural area south of Maple Valley, Covington, and Black Diamond and east of Auburn. Surrounds Enumclaw. The northeastern part has the lower and middle Green River basins and includes the Middle Green River Valley Agriculture Production Districts and Hanging Gardens, Kanaskat-Palmer, Nolte, and Flaming Geyser state parks. To the south and slightly east of the river basins is the Enumclaw Plateau. The land further to the east is forested and includes part of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
2019 Town Hall: Tuesday, June 25, 7-9 p.m. at Enumclaw Expo Center-Fieldhouse (1456 Roosevelt Avenue E, Enumclaw)
Unincorporated urban areas, including East Federal Way, North Highline, West Hill, Fairwood, and East Renton. These areas have the potential to be annexed to neighboring cities.
2019 Town Hall-Fairwood: Wednesday, June 26, 7-9 p.m. at Northwood Middle School (17007 SE 184th Street, Renton)
2019 Town Hall-White Center: Thursday, Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. at Seola Gardens (11215 5th Avenue SW, Seattle)
2019 Town Hall-Skyway: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m. at Albert Talley High School (7800 S 132nd Street, Seattle)
2019 Town Hall-Federal Way: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School (4248 S 288th Street, Auburn)
The Community Service Areas program informs, involves, and empowers people and communities in unincorporated King County by…
- Expanding outreach and communication to a wide range of community organizations.
- Identifying a county employee who will serve as a liaison, ombudsman, and information clearinghouse for each Community Service Area.
- Providing a work plan for each Community Service Area that lays out the county’s goals, services, and projects for that area as well as issues identified by area residents and/or businesses.
- Holding meetings in each Community Service Area to introduce the area’s work plan, give residents opportunities to meet with King County leaders, and address issues as needed.
- Providing resources to communities in unincorporated areas through the Community Service Area Grant Program, which offers matching funds for community-led projects through a yearly grant application process for community organizations.
Community Engagement Grants
Subvención de Participación Comunitaria
Through this annual grant process, King County provides matching funds for projects that help residents participate in—and be more connected to—their communities. Funded projects must demonstrate how they are accessible to all residents, regardless of race, income, or language.
King County has announced 45 grants that will support projects and events in unincorporated parts of the county in 2020. Grants were awarded to community organizations throughout King County’s Community Service Areas. This year’s successful applications include:
- Snoqualmie Valley Community Network—support for a youth leadership summit
- Skyway Solutions—support for a community festival
- Federal Way Senior Center—funds to buy 100 chairs for use at the center
Community Engagement Grants support projects that advance the King County Strategic Plan and achieve one of the following goals:
- Promote the engagement of unincorporated area residents in community or civic activities
- Educate local residents about issues impacting them
- Implement a community enhancement project
- Meet King County’s equity and social justice goals of increasing fairness and opportunity for all people, particularly for people of color, low-income communities and people with limited English proficiency.
Example materials from previous grant cycles:
Presente la solicitud para una
Subvención de Participación Comunitaria para 2020 del
Programa de áreas de servicio comunitario de King County
Un total de $90,000 está a la disposición en 2020 para proyectos en el área no incorporada de King County Las propuestas deben ser entregadas a más tardar el 4 de noviembre de 2019.
Las propuestas deben demostrar cómo tendrán acceso todos los residentes del área no incorporada de King County, independientemente de su raza, ingresos o idioma que hablen.
Se requiere un aporte mínimo equivalente al 25% del costo total del proyecto, ya sea en tiempo de voluntariado, dinero en efectivo o servicios en especie.
Se les dará la prioridad de financiamiento a las organizaciones locales y dirigidas por miembros de la comunidad en el área no incorporada de King County que fomentan las colaboraciones y alianzas. En los últimos ocho años, más de 200 proyectos fueron financiados bajo este programa.
En los últimos ocho años, más de 200 proyectos fueron financiados bajo este programa.
Los proyectos financiados incluyen:
- Noches de música y películas en los parques locales
- Eventos del National Night Out (eventos de camaradería entre vecinos, la policía y otras entidades del gobierno local para mejorar los vecindarios)
- Apoyo para los centros locales para personas mayores y bancos de comida
- Inversión en bibliotecas de herramientas comunitarias
- Letreros comunitarios
- Proyectos para jóvenes
Para solicitar información en otro formato o idioma, llame al 206-477-3800 (retransmisión 711) o envíe un correo electrónico a: AskLocalServices@kingcounty.gov.
On March 18, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced 60 grants to support projects and events in unincorporated parts of the county. Grants were awarded to community organizations in each of King County’s seven Community Service Areas. This year’s successful applications include:
- Boys and Girls Clubs of King County—support for a teen late-night event series for youths in White Center
- A community group in the Enumclaw Plateau—funds to help community engagement and education
- The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank—funds to enhance outdoor space at their facility
In 2010, the King County Council sought a new approach for engaging with residents in unincorporated areas. Executive Constantine proposed creating a “robust public engagement program that informs, involves, and empowers people and communities.” With guidance from the County’s strategic plan, the county created seven Community Service Areas to represent all unincorporated residents and communities.
The King County Strategic Plan directs us to…
- Expand opportunities to seek input, listen, and respond to residents
- Empower people to play an active role in shaping their future
- Improve public awareness of what King County does