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Dunn Welcomes Crowd to the 156th Annual King County Fair
Today Metropolitan King County Vice Chair Reagan Dunn welcomed fairgoers to the King County Fair – the longest-running county fair west of the Mississippi. As part of a long-standing Fair tradition, Dunn and Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro gave tickets to the first two children in line for the fair.


Greater Maple Valley Organizations Awarded Funding from County
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn announced that four local organizations across the Greater Maple Valley area will receive a financial boost from King County to support their work in the community. This funding was appropriated directly to the winning organizations through King County’s supplemental omnibus budget, which the King Council approved on June 26th.


The King County Fair is Back - Festivities Start July 18
The King County fair officially opens on Thursday, July 18th with the traditional crowning of “King Critter,” as Metropolitan King County Vice Chair Reagan Dunn announces the winning critter alongside Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro.


Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards Emphasizes “The South Sound Way”
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards met with South King County community and business leaders at King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s July “Good Eggs” breakfast at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way.


$100 Million Allocated for Federal Way Light Rail Extension
Today the Federal Transportation Agency (FTA) allocated $100 million in federal funding through the FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program for the Federal Way Light Rail Extension. The highly anticipated project is a 7.8-mile light train extension from the Angle Lake station through the cities of SeaTac, Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way and includes three stations.


Youth Sports, Veterans and Health Services in Enumclaw Awarded Funding from King County
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn (District 9) announced that three local Enumclaw organizations will receive a financial boost from King County to support their work in the community. This funding was appropriated directly to the organizations through King County’s supplemental omnibus budget, which the King County Council approved on June 26th.


Dunn Holds Four Town Hall Meetings in East and South King County
King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn recently co-hosted four town hall meetings with the King County Department of Local Services, drawing together residents of unincorporated Fairwood, Ravensdale, Hobart, East Renton Highlands, the Enumclaw Plateau, and the greater Maple Valley area.


County Councils Appoint Stanford to State Senate and Duerr to State House of Representatives
The King County and Snohomish County councils have selected Derek Stanford to serve as the new State Senator in Legislative District 1. Because Stanford was serving in the State House of Representatives, he resigned that post, creating an immediate vacancy in that body. The councils then chose Davina Duerr to fill the open House seat.


Dunn Appoints Commissioners to Three Vacant Drainage District Seats Following Concerns of Fraud and Illegitimate Election Practices
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn charted a new path forward for the residents of Drainage District #5 following the King County Council’s unanimous approval of Mark Van Wieringen, David Ballestrasse, and Alan Predmore as new commissioners.


19 Eastside organizations awarded “Get Active Stay Active” grants from Councilmember Balducci
This week, the King County Council passed a supplemental budget, which invested in a variety of County and community programs and services. As part of the supplemental budget, Councilmember Claudia Balducci awarded Get Active Stay Active grants to 19 youth and amateur sports organizations in King County Council District 6. Get Active Stay Active funds are available on a biennial basis.


Outdoors for All Recognizes King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci for Support
Councilmember Balducci included a $1 million capital appropriation in the King County Council's supplemental budget for Outdoors for All’s renovation project of Building 18 in Magnuson Park


County Council Confirms Members of Task Force focused on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Twenty members appointed to the King County Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Inclusion Task Force.


Council celebrates freedom with recognition of “Juneteenth”
The Metropolitan King County Council today recognized Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of more than two centuries of bondage of Americans of African descent in the United States.


“Dave Lutes Day” Proclaimed in King County
Throughout his career with the Kent School District, Lutes has been a dedicated teacher, assistant principal, and coach, impacting countless student lives along the way.


Dunn to Host Town Halls in Unincorporated Communities
Staff from various County agencies will also be in attendance to answer any questions, and will discuss the County’s current projects and programs in unincorporated areas


Jack Sikma Recognized for Basketball Hall of Fame Induction
As a member of the Seattle SuperSonics, Jack was selected to seven consecutive All-Star Games, from 1979 to 1985, averaging a double-double of 16.8 points and 10.8 rebounds


House Majority Leader Discusses Business Development and Homelessness in South King County
House Majority Leader and Representative Pat Sullivan provided an update on the recently concluded legislative session at the May "Good Eggs" breakfast.


Statements by King and Snohomish County Council Chairs on First Legislative District Appointment
King County Council Chair Rod Dembowski and Snohomish County Council Chair Terry Ryan are releasing the following statements concerning the appointment process to fill the newly-vacant State Senate seat following the resignation of Sen. Guy Palumbo (D-Maltby) earlier today.


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


Dembowski transfers surplus vans to local nonprofits
“I am honored to secure a retired King County van for each of these recipients, to help support their work with youth and folks with disabilities.”

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