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Dow Constantine


October

25
OCT

Executive Constantine promotes Obamacare in shortest enrollment period ever
King County Executive Dow Constantine kicked off this year’s Affordable Care Act enrollment period, which begins on Nov. 1 for six weeks – the shortest since the health insurance exchanges launched in 2013.

23
OCT

Accelerating King County's work to remove barriers for returning salmon
A new position created by Executive Dow Constantine will coordinate the work King County is doing with Tribes, cities, state agencies, and other partners to remove barriers that prevent salmon from migrating to their historic habitat.

17
OCT

First- and last-mile solutions: King County Metro to launch ride-hailing apps for on-demand shuttle service to transit
King County Metro will launch a pilot project that offers on-demand shuttle service to and from transit hubs throughout the region using mobile apps. The first app will be activated Oct. 23 with service to and from the Eastgate Park-and-Ride in Bellevue.

16
OCT

Honoring those who protect, restore, and interpret the places that tell our story: Executive Constantine announces 2018 John D. Spellman Award winners
Executive Dow Constantine honored the recipients of this year’s John D. Spellman Awards for historic preservation at a ceremony hosted in Auburn.

11
OCT

Coming in from the cold: Executive Constantine announces package of emergency housing strategies in time for winter
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a series of actions to provide housing and services for the most vulnerable. A total of between 285-310 new beds would be available by the end of the year, along with an additional day center and increased street outreach.

9
OCT

Executive Constantine appoints Leo Flor to serve as the director of King County Department of Community and Human Services
King County Executive Dow Constantine appointed Leo Flor to his Cabinet as the director of the Department of Community and Human Services. Flor, who is a member of the department’s management team, developed and led Executive Constantine’s plan to renew and expand the voter-approved Veterans, Seniors and Human Services levy.

4
OCT

VIDEO: 'It can save lives': Creating safe, welcoming spaces that keep young people connected and ready to thrive
A new coffeehouse operated by a local nonprofit in North Bend is an example of how King County is partnering with communities to create safe, inclusive spaces that keep young people connected.

3
OCT

Executive Constantine announces new process for police inquests
King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an Executive Order that made significant reforms to inquests convened after officer-involved deaths. The new inquest process is expected to be up and running by the end of first quarter 2019.

3
OCT

Executive Constantine appoints Anita Khandelwal to serve as the director of King County Department of Public Defense
Anita Khandelwal was appointed by Executive Dow Constantine as the director of King County Department of Public Defense. She currently serves as the interim director and previously served as the deputy director of law and policy.

2
OCT

Executive Constantine appoints John Taylor as the first director of the new Department of Local Services, the go-to agency for unincorporated King County
Executive Dow Constantine has selected John Taylor to lead the Department of Local Services, a new agency he proposed to better meet the unique needs of unincorporated King County.

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Dow Constantine
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