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2023 King County Councilmembers

2023 King County Councilmembers (from left): Peter von Reichbauer (District 7), Rod Dembowski (District 1), Girmay Zahilay (District 2), Vice Chair Jeanne Kohl-Welles (District 4), Chair Dave Upthegrove (District 5), Joe McDermott (District 8), Claudia Balducci (District 6), Sarah Perry (District 3), and (not pictured) Vice Chair Reagan Dunn (District 9).

Council News:


King County earns national Achievement Award for Council-backed ‘Don’t Count Us Out’ substance use disorder, recovery stigma reduction campaign
King County’s Don’t Count Us Out campaign has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).


King County Conference on Substance Use Disorders brings together local leaders, record-level attendees to talk about ongoing drug crisis
More than 500 people attended (virtually and in-person) the third annual King County Conference on Substance Use Disorders on Thursday, the largest crowd since the conference’s inception in 2021


Council approves sending renewal of Veterans, Seniors and Human Services levy to voters in August
The King County Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to send to voters a proposal to renew the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services levy for another six years. The current levy is set to expire at the end of 2023.


Dunn applauds Gov. Inslee for calling special session on Blake fix
King County Vice Chair Reagan Dunn issued a statement Tuesday in response to Gov. Jay Inslee calling for a special legislative session to address the need for a permanent fix to the state Supreme Court’s Blake decision on drug laws.


Zahilay applauds support for Crisis Care Centers levy in early returns
King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay released a statement Tuesday night after early returns showed the Crisis Care Centers levy passing with 54% of the vote.

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