Metropolitan King County
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.”
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.
Allowing infants to come to work
County Council calls for pilot program to allow eligible employees to bring new babies to county offices
Immigrant rights activist Jorge Barón receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
“Jorge truly exemplifies what Martin Luther King Jr. stood for by fighting for a world that is inclusive and welcoming to all people regardless of where they were born or how they got here”
Councilmember McDermott presents Bryan Hastings MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for effort to keep Evergreen Pool afloat
Hastings, an Assistant Chief with the Seattle Fire Department, started as a volunteer in the effort to reopen the pool, helping raise nearly $500,000 in modernizations and improvements from various sources including the State and County.
Cynthia Krass receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for keeping water flowing in the Snoqualmie Valley
Krass’ work in the development of the Snoqualmie Valley WID, the first irrigation district in King County in more than six decades, means that farmers and rural landowners across the 14,000 acres of floodplain in the Snoqualmie Valley have a voice in discussions around water rights and drainage projects
Domestic violence advocate Bettie Williams-Watson recognized for her work with MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
Over the last three decades, Williams-Watson has become an advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, focusing on survivors in the African-American community
King County residents receive Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service
This is the third year Councilmembers have recognized individuals in their districts that have answered the question asked by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “What are you doing for others?”
Federal Way community leader Mike Park receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
“In his 30 years of dedication to the city of Federal Way, both as a city councilmember and mayor, and to the Korean-American community of South King County, Mike has devoted himself to bringing people together for the greater good of his community.”
King County Council awards environmental steward Terry Lavender MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
Lavender was nominated by Councilmember Rod Dembowksi
Dunn presents Scott Gray MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for his efforts in saving the King County Fair
First as a member of the Expo Center Advisory Board and then as Executive Director, Gray worked to keep the Fair operating.
Chad Buechler reappointed to Regional Human Oversight Services Board
Buechler’s focus will be taking an active role in monitoring and providing recommendations on expenditure of the regional human services portion of the Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy proceeds.
Covington agreement with King County on historic buildings good news for taxpayers
23 cities now contract with the county for their landmark and historic designation needs
Raising Awareness and Recognizing Survivors
County Council recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Water District gets new name
County Council approves change to Lake Meridian Water District
Safeco, Century Link to Go Fully Tobacco Free
Legislation Bans Smokeless Tobacco in Seattle-Area Stadiums
Flood and Emergency Preparedness Experts Headline von Reichbauer Town Hall
Those in the audience included representatives from other emergency preparedness organizations and students from Todd Beamer High School and Civil Air Patrol, Green River Composite Squadron
South King County legislators provide analysis of 2018 Legislative Session
The breakfast was an opportunity for the legislators to give their perspectives on the recent 2018 Legislative Session and provide updates on projects and legislation affecting South King County.
County Council approves expanding housing opportunities
Protecting renters and homebuyers using Social Security, housing subsidies to pay rent
Dunn to Congress: Support Mountains to Sound Greenway
Congressman Dave Reichert and former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton testified today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands in support of HR 1791, the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Act.