Rural King County
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 unincorporated King County and implements the public engagement framework ordinance passed by King County in 2011. A community work plan of ongoing services and projects in each of the seven community service areas is available on the CSA web site. The CSA program also provides funding to local community organizations in unincorporated King County through an annual funding application process and provides 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.
Rural cities, towns, and chambers of commerce
* external links to websites not maintained by King County
King County Historic Preservation Office
King County Historic Preservation Office goal is to identify, preserve and protect significant historic and archaeological properties in order to promote community, economic, and cultural development.
- Landmarks Program
- Barn Again Initiative
King County's cultural services agency. Through the integration of four program areas, 4Culture stimulates cultural activity and enhances the assets that distinguish our communities as vibrant, unique, and authentic.
- Arts (supports work of King County Arts Commission)
- Heritage (supports the heritage programs of the King County Landmarks Commission)
- Preservation (promotes the value of historic resources in building a unique sense of place in our region
- Public Arts (supports the work of the Public Art Commission)
- King County Library System - site to find library locations in the rural cities and other library services available to King County residents.
- Local service centers bring popular county services closer to home.
- Cascade Harvest Coalition*
Building healthy food and farm systems by cultivating common ground among farming and non-farming communities.
Forterra protects our region's wild and open lands to sustain the natural beauty and health of the environment, now and for generations to come.
- Friends of Rock Creek Valley*
A community grassroots organization promoting voluntary, cooperative efforts to preserve valuable Valley resources.
- Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust*
The Greenway stretches along 100 miles of Interstate 90 in Washington State from the waterfront in Seattle to the edge of desert grasslands in Central Washington. In 1990 a plan was created for the Mountains to Sound Greenway to keep an accessible landscape of forests and open spaces as breathing room for people, habitat for wildlife and a place of incomparable beauty, history and outdoor recreation.