Services available to rural residents in King County
This website provides quick access to the variety of county services important to rural residents and links to rural towns and cities, community events and other resources.
Whether it is maintaining roads and bridges, providing flood protection, preserving farms from development or working on regulations to allow home businesses to thrive, King County is working to protect rural quality of life and provide the services people need and want.
Community Service Areas
The Community Services Area (CSA) program was created to meet the King County Strategic Plan goal of promoting public engagement that informs, involves, and empowers people and communities in King County and implements the public engagement framework ordinance passed by King County in 2011. The County will produce a community work plan of ongoing services and projects in each of the seven community service areas, and provide residents the opportunity to meet with elected officials and key County leadership to learn about and offer insights on services that are under way or planned in their community. For more information, contact CSA Program Manager Alan Painter, at 206 296-8734.
Public engagement framework for unincorporated areas - 639KB PDF
Learn how King County is reaching out to all residents in the rural and urban unincorporated areas.
Vashon Work Plan - DRAFT 131KB PDF
Map of Unincorporated King County Community Service Areas - 950KB PDF
Fourth Family Forest Expo March 23, 2013
The Fourth Family Forest Expo, March 23, 2013 at Green River Community College in Auburn, is a hands-on, interactive educational event for families who own forestland in Washington. Whether you live on your land in the Puget Sound area, or are an absentee owner with land in Eastern Washington, this is a great opportunity to learn how to gain more benefits from your family forest no matter where it is located in the state. more>>
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Green A.C.R.E. Radio
Introducing a new KBCS Public Affairs program. Bringing you the Agricultural, Conservation, Resource, and Environmental information you need.
Green A.C.R.E. Radio is a co-production of the King Conservation District, King County Agriculture, and KBCS. It is an hour-long talk show focusing on local agricultural, environmental and natural resource issues.
Host: Martha Baskin
Engineer: Moe Provencher
Produced at Jack Straw Studios in Seattle.