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2018

19
JUN

Lambert selected to participate in national Women in Government Leadership Program
Selected for annual program that highlights extraordinary elected women to pay it forward to the next generation of women seeking public office

18
JUN

Council: End immediately Trump policy separating mothers and children
Calling for an immediate halt of the policy of separating families

18
JUN

Council celebrates freedom with recognition of “Juneteenth”
Two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate forces, and one month after the last official battle of the Civil War, the last Africans and African-Americans in bondage were told of their freedom by Union forces.

11
JUN

Kohl-Welles requests public input on Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy
Committee to hold public hearing on levy implementation Plan

4
JUN

Celebrating Pride Month with Action
Council approves legislation aimed at eliminating barriers to full inclusion of LGBTQ community

29
MAY

Deborah Peterson Appointed to Children and Youth Advisory Board
An Auburn Senior High School graduate with degrees from Highline College and the University of Phoenix, Deborah is a Washington State Department of Early Learning approved trainer

21
MAY

Kent to receive funding for homeless programs
Council approves grants to aid cities

21
MAY

Renton to receive funding for homeless programs
Council approves grants to aid cities

21
MAY

Raising Awareness, Removing Stigma: Council Declares May Better Hearing and Speech Month
Hearing loss affects about 650,000 people living in Washington State. It is the third most common physical condition in the United States and affects people of all ages.

14
MAY

Council recognizes challenges and need for affordable housing
Declares May 14-20 Affordable Housing Week in King County

14
MAY

Everyone Counts: Council takes lead in accurate 2020 Census in King County
Calling for plan that tallies all residents, minimizing risks for undocumented residents

14
MAY

Honoring Service and Sacrifice, County Council recognizes Police Week
“It’s fitting to remember our local law enforcement officers on a week that remembers those who dedicate their lives for the protection of others.”

7
MAY

County Council recognizes history, heritage of Asian Pacific Americans
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

7
MAY

Prepaid Postage Ballots Approved by Council
Prior to today’s action all voters were personally required to place postage on their ballot.

2
MAY

Learn More about Art Funding Opportunities in King County
Join 4Culture’s Outreach Event in Auburn

2
MAY

King County Criminal Justice Leaders Discuss “Invisible Issue” of Gun Violence in our Communities
Both criminal justice leaders stressed that to address these issues there is a need for King County to find ways to intervene effectively and help lift young people away from gun violence.

30
APR

Karina O’Malley’s effort to help homeless on Eastside recognized by Balducci with MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
“In 1957, Dr. King pointed out that life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’ Karina O’Malley has answered that question by dedicating her considerable energy, compassion, and intelligence to improving the lives of women without homes in East King County.”

30
APR

Doug Baldwin’s work in Renton, South County recognized by Councilmember Dave Upthegrove with MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
As the visionary behind the Family First Community Center, Doug partnered with the City of Renton and the Renton School District to design and build the Center in the Cascade/Benson Hill area.

30
APR

Allowing infants to come to work
County Council calls for pilot program to allow eligible employees to bring new babies to county offices

Contact the Council
Main phone:
206-477-1000
TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Email:
council@kingcounty.gov