Executive Constantine’s Top 18 Accomplishments in 2018
Being the change we want to see
These are times of remarkably rapid change.
Over the past few years King County’s population has grown at twice the historical pace, and shows no signs of slowing. In 2012, $2 billion of new construction took place in King County. By last year that had skyrocketed to nearly $10 billion – an all-time record.
This place is changing. We are changing.
Where those winds of change take us – how our community will evolve – depends in part on the course we chart and our skill as a crew. In this time of uncertainty and impermanence, we have to harness the raw energy of change to serve the people, to repair the damage of the past, to create the future we want.
By welcoming new neighbors, we open up new opportunities.
By working in partnership with all who love this place, we protect our forests, farms, rivers and Sound.
By relentlessly improving how regional government provides services – from transit to homelessness and public health and safety – we ensure every person has the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
Reading through this list accomplishments, I am inspired by the work of so many County employees and our partners throughout the region. As the new year approaches, I am eager for the challenges that lie ahead.
Thank you, as always, for the opportunity to serve.
King County Executive