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Lambert to chair new committee on local government


Lambert will continue as chair for the Regional Water Quality Committee, vice chair for Budget, Law and Justice Committees, and member for five other committees.


Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert will chair the new council committee focused on providing those living in unincorporated King County a strong voice to their local government.

Lambert will also serve as the vice chair on several committees. She will remain the vice chair of the Law & Justice Committee, which is responsible for policies relating to public safety and criminal justice. The adopted 2019-2020 King County Budget includes $1.4 billion for law, justice, & safety funding to protect the residents of King County.              

Lambert served on the leadership team that negotiated the 2019/20 King County Budget and she will remain the vice chair of the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee (which oversees supplemental budgets and other financial related tasks for the County). While Lambert has served on the committee, King County has continued to maintain the highest credit rating available to government.

As part of the Council’s annual reorganization, the Local Services, Regional Roads and Bridges Committee will work directly with the Department of Local Services, which was launched at the beginning of the year. The Department of Local Services will directly serve the more than 250,000 residents of unincorporated King County, making it easier for unincorporated residents to access critical services.

The Department of Local Services will work to provide better services, monitor service levels, and craft policies focused on unincorporated communities.

“I am excited for the opportunity to chair this new committee and work with the Department of Local Services to deliver high quality service to the residents of unincorporated King County and make it the ‘Best Run Local Government,’” said Lambert.

Lambert will serve again as the chair of the Regional Water Quality Committee and will also serve as a member on the Council’s Committee of the Whole, the Mobility and Environment Committee, the Health, Housing & Human Services Committee, and the Board of Health.

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