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.
StoryThe Metropolitan King County Council today gave its unanimous approval to the reappointment of Chad Buechler, a resident of unincorporated King County, to the King County Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board (RHSCOB).
Buechler was originally nominated to the panel by Councilmember Reagan Dunn in 2016.
“I’m very appreciative to Chad for continuing to serve the County in this capacity, with the recent expansion of the levy it is important to have his knowledge and expertise represented on the board,” said Dunn, who represents District 9 on the County Council.
Buechler, who works as an infrastructure emergency manager for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), served as a member of the City of Renton's Human Services Committee which works to understand, and properly address, the human service needs of Renton residents and the larger community.
Buechler’s also a member SPU’s Race and Social Justice Change Team, a group focused on ending racial disparities, improving outreach and public engagement about Race and Social Justice, and eliminating race-based disparities in the broader community.
“I'm excited to continue to serve the 9th district on the Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board,” Buechler said. “With the Levy's recent expansion, community involvement is as important as ever. Our district is a special community within the county and I look forward to working with county staff, neighborhoods, and social service providers.”
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. Members provide insight to King County on how best to tackle complex issues such as homelessness, increasing access to behavioral health services, and strengthening at risk families.
The first Veterans and Human Services Levy, passed by the voters of King County in 2005 and renewed in 2011, generated funding to help veterans, military personnel and their families, and other individuals and families in need across the county through a variety of housing and supportive services. In November 2017, the levy was renewed with an expansion of services that focus on senior citizens. The Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy transition plan is currently being reviewed by the County Council.