King County Executive
A growing alliance to plant one million trees throughout King County accelerates
A growing coalition of cities, nonprofits, schools, and volunteers led by King County has so far planted more than 700,000 trees, making progress toward Executive Dow Constantine’s initiative to plant one million trees throughout the region by the end of 2020.
New federal action will undermine women’s access to health care and gag health care providers from providing medical information
Women with lower incomes and teenagers of all backgrounds could have fewer options for accessing birth control and other family planning services because of a new federal policy impacting 18 public health and nonprofit clinics in King County.
Executive Constantine announces his plan renew the King County Parks Levy, connecting regional trails and improving access to parks, green space and recreation
Executive Constantine’s plan to renew the King County Parks Levy – which expires Dec. 31 – would expand and connect regional trails, improve access to green space and recreation, and keep the county’s parks and trails clean, safe, and open.
More Metro in March: Added service, all-door boarding on Third Avenue, and buses say goodbye to the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel
In partnership with the City of Seattle, more trips will be added on key bus routes beginning March 23. Metro is encouraging riders to study new stop locations in downtown Seattle when 15 routes are redirected onto different city streets and all buses shift out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) in preparation for opening regional light rail extensions. To keep service moving more easily for customers, Metro is launching all-door boarding on Third Avenue.
King County Executive Constantine names Rachel Smith as Deputy Executive
King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed Rachel Smith to the post of Deputy Executive. Smith is the Executive’s Chief of Staff and has worked in the Executive Office since 2014.
VIDEO: Press briefing on emergency response to record-high snowfall in East King County
Executive Dow Constantine hosted a press briefing at the King County Emergency Coordination Center in Renton on the region's coordinated response to record-high snow levels in East King County.
VIDEO: Keeping King County safe and moving during the winter storm
King County Executive Dow Constantine provides an overview of actions county employees and partners are taking to keep the region safe and moving during the winter storm.
VIDEO: Press briefing on the region's continued emergency response to the winter storm
King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan on Feb. 11 for a follow-up press briefing on the region's winter storm response.
King County offers additional emergency shelter and day center in preparation for winter storm
King County Department of Community and Human Services will offer 50 additional emergency shelter beds at its Jefferson Day Center located in downtown Seattle during the winter storm. That brings the total number of emergency beds available to 300.
VIDEO: Press briefing on preparation for winter storm
King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan for a press briefing on Feb. 8 on preparation for the winter storm.
King County makes extra shelter beds available during winter storm while non-essential offices are closed
King County is making extra shelter beds available in downtown Seattle while King Metro snow routes are in effect. All non-essential King County offices are closed today due to the winter storm.