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Learn about Vashon Community Van, King County Local Services at 2019 WinterFest Santa Parade & Tree Lighting on Dec. 7
Visit the Local Services booth before the start of the parade and tree lighting at Vashon Island’s annual winter celebration on Saturday. Learn about the service that provides residents with 24/7 reservation-based transportation for group trips, and visit the county’s new office at the Vashon Chamber of Commerce.


More King County roads to be plowed during major winter storms
The King County Council added 70 miles to emergency snow and ice routes in rural and urban unincorporated areas this winter. This will make it easier for more people to connect to major roads during significant countywide snowstorms. The plan identifies on-call private contractors to supplement county snow-removal crews.


Vashon Metro Community Van—same service, new partner
Starting August 19, the Vashon Community Van will transition the role of Community Transportation Coordinator from the Vashon Chamber of Commerce to the Department of Local Services.


Be safe and enjoy a public fireworks display this Fourth of July
Whether you live in a city or unincorporated King County, chances are there’s a professional show close to you.


Rick Brater confirmed as Director of Road Services Division, King County Local Services
The Metropolitan King County Council yesterday unanimously approved Brater’s appointment to the position, in which he has served on an interim basis since October 2018.


New agreements will improve delivery of government services to unincorporated King County
The King County Executive’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved four partnership agreements between the new King County Department of Local Services and four county agencies that provide other services to unincorporated areas.


Department of Local Services begins operations
The 250,000 residents and businesses of the unincorporated area now have their own department dedicated to meeting their unique and diverse needs.