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After re-election by the largest margin ever in a race for King County’s top office, Executive Constantine outlined the accomplishments of the past year, and the past four years, that provide the foundation for the work that lies ahead.

2013 accomplishments

Executive with Jim Whittaker.

King County dedicated a hiking trail to legendary climber Jim Whittaker

2013 awards

  • LIH_SILVERAWARD_2013Leaders in Health Care Award from Seattle Business Magazine for success in containing the cost of employee health care, saving $46 million from 2007-2011.
  • Good Government Check from Washington Business Alliance for leadership in implementing modern business practices, such as Lean and strategic planning.
  • Smart Communities Award from Governor Jay Inslee for the permanent protection of 43,000 acres of the White River Forest near Enumclaw, completing a “green wall against sprawl.”
  • Crown Communities Award from American City & County Magazine for making it easier for small firms to do business with King County, including cutting in half the time it takes to process contracts.
  • Performance Measurement Award from American Society for Public Administration for innovative management practices.

2013 highlight video

King County led the nation in healthcare enrollment and launched a regional veterans initiative to map services for 127,000 local veterans. We protected 43,000 acres of the White River Forest and launched a data-driven approach to gun safety that will help save lives. And that's just a few things we accomplished together in 2013.

Thanks for a great year!

King County - 2013 Highlights from kcexec on Vimeo.

2013 year in review

Executive Constantine joined Enrique Cerna of KCTV on "King County Connects" to discuss 2013's accomplishments and his first term in office. The Exec also looks ahead to his next term and the work we can do together to make King County the most innovative government in the nation.

King County Connects - 2013 Year in Review from kcexec on Vimeo.

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Dow Constantine
Dow constantine portrait

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