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Dow Constantine


Natural Resources and Parks director, and chief information officer confirmed by Council

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King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked the King County Council for confirming his appointment of Christie True to lead his Department of Natural Resources and Parks, and confirming Bill Kehoe to serve as the county's Chief Information Officer and director of the Office of Information Resource Management.

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King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked the King County Council for confirming his appointment of Christie True to lead his Department of Natural Resources and Parks, and confirming Bill Kehoe to serve as the county's Chief Information Officer and director of the Office of Information Resource Management.

"Christie and Bill are examples of the type of experienced and innovative leaders King County will rely on as we continue to reform government," said Executive Constantine. "I thank the Council for acknowledging their standout credentials and for entrusting them with the responsibility of helping the county become more accountable, efficient, and service-oriented in the departments they now lead."

Christie True is a 25-year veteran of King County and Metro who previously led the Wastewater Treatment Division in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP). She manages a staff of about 1,500 and is responsible for a department comprised of four major divisions - Parks and Recreation, Solid Waste, Wastewater Treatment and Water and Land Resources - with a mission to safeguard the environment, ensure public safety and preserve the region's quality of life. Staff in DNRP perform tasks ranging from improving water quality, to enhancing parks and trails, to protecting citizens from flooding, to restoring crucial fish and wildlife habitat, to recycling and reusing wastewater and solid waste byproducts.

Bill Kehoe previously served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) for eight years, and as the Information Technology Manager for Vehicle Services at DOL, where he received the Governor's Year 2000 Distinguished Management Leadership Award. As CIO for King County, his mission is to identify, promote, and facilitate innovative and effective information technology management countywide. All Executive-branch information technology units report to him. He also advises all county elected officials and agencies on technology planning and project implementation.

Both were appointed by the Executive in July.



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