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 206-477-4521.
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
Rural county news
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.
Unincorporated Area Community News
A monthly newsletter designed to provide valuable information about the services King County provides to unincorporated areas and how residents can be engaged in King County's programs and planning.