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All District Four staff members can help you navigate King County government services and assist you with your questions and community projects. Each staff member tracks specific issue areas and follows up on constituent concerns.

Adam Cooper
Chief of Staff
Budget Policy Advisor

Adam feels exceptionally fortunate to work alongside such a strong team of people supporting a Councilmember whose exemplary record as a public servant is an honor to be a part of. When he is not putting out the various fires that come up in an average day, he covers these committees and policy areas:

Budget & Fiscal Management Committee
Executive Finance Committee
Forecast Council
Mountains-to-Sound Greenway Trust
Woodland Park Zoological Society Board
Budget & Finance Issues
Municipal, state and federal relations
Veterans’ issues
Arts, culture & heritage
Land use, zoning & development

Jon Fowler
Deputy Chief of Staff
Policy Director
Councilmember Kohl-Welles and the constituents of District Four are well served by Jon’s tireless dedication to public service, endless appetite for information, and exceptional analytic skills. Jon handily covers the following lengthy list of committees and issue areas:

Health, Housing & Human Services Committee
Mobility & Environment Committee
Board of Health
Committee of the Whole
Housing and homelessness prevention
Human services, including the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) program, Best Starts for Kids, and the Veterans and Human Services Levy
Labor issues
Public health

Clara Manahan
Communications Director
Policy Advisor
Clara brings dynamic energy, flawless professionalism, and excellent interpersonal skills to her primary role as Communications Director for Councilmember Kohl-Welles. Clara’s strong capabilities and high level of efficiency enable her to also cover the following committees and policy areas:

Media and communications
Law & Justice Committee
Regional Water Quality Committee
WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council
Flood Control District Board of Supervisors
Legislative Branch Equity & Social Justice Committee
Sheriff & Corrections
Human Trafficking

Lorena Gutierrez Perez
Executive Legislative Aide
Lorena brings a positive attitude, compassion, and a high level of organization to her role as the first point of contact for Councilmember Kohl-Welles’ office. She addresses the Councilmember’s daily needs and deftly handles the following:

Constituent correspondence
Community relations
Event planning

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