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Local Services virtual town halls set for Bear Creek/Sammamish and Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County areas in October

Summary

Participants will hear directly from their local government leaders, including King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert. Representatives from Local Services and other departments that serve the unincorporated areas will discuss how they are delivering services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The events will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Users can join via Zoom at https://kingcounty.zoom.us/j/9074762461. They can also join via phone by calling 253-215-8782 and providing the meeting ID number: 907 476 2461.

These are two of five Town Hall events that King County Local Services has scheduled for the unincorporated areas in October. The full schedule is below:

  • Oct. 1: Bear Creek/Sammamish
  • Oct. 6: Skyway
  • Oct. 15: North Highline (White Center)
  • Oct. 22: Vashon-Maury Island
  • Oct. 26: Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County

As with just about everything in 2020, Local Services had to think creatively about how to deliver these popular, usually in-person events while COVID-19 limits public gatherings. Last year, hundreds of residents turned out to hear directly from King County leaders and officials, explore government services, and more at these events in their communities.

 

Even though the pandemic has all but eliminated the in-person format, King County continues its commitment to inform and hear from the residents of the unincorporated areas.

“Ensuring that unincorporated King County residents can easily access their local government is vital, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Lambert said. “This virtual town hall is just one of the ways the Department of Local Services and King County are working to serve you, hear from the community, answer your questions, and keep you informed.”

 

“We hear every day how the lives of unincorporated King County residents have changed because of this pandemic,” Local Services Director John Taylor said. “And while we had to adapt our jobs in the age of COVID-19, our dedication to inform and hear directly from our communities remains strong. This year will be logistically different, but the spirit of these events is the same.”

 

Local Services is hosting 10 of these events in September and October throughout the unincorporated areas.

 

Residents should keep an eye on Local Services’ website and Facebook and Instagram pages, and/or sign up for email and Nextdoor alerts, to get updates about these events.