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Dow Constantine



Executive Triplett proposes upgrades to King County public disclosure program and public record request handling
Residents requesting public records from King County will find the process more streamlined and easier to navigate under a new ordinance proposed by Executive Kurt Triplett. The ordinance, which covers public records and how the county retains records, follows the recent adoption by the state Attorney General’s office of King County’s approach as a model policy for how public records requests are handled statewide.


History-preserving projects earn county’s Spellman Award
Two landmark property owners who have significantly enhanced North Bend and Snoqualmie’s historic downtowns, a unique Snoqualmie museum that restored a caboose associated with the region’s logging industry; and partners involved in creating an exemplary interpretive center at Scenic on the Iron Goat Trail are all being honored by King County next week in celebration of National Historic Preservation Month.


Statement of Kurt Triplett after being appointed Executive by the King County Council
I want to express my sincere gratitude to the County Council for choosing me for the tremendous honor of following Ron Sims as King County Executive. I want to also thank the other county elected leaders and the many community members who participated in the process to choose the new executive.


King County Executive Ron Sims resigns
King County Executive Ron Sims has been sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC and officially resigned his position as Executive. By Executive Order, the delegated line of succession establishes Sims’ Chief of Staff Kurt Triplett as Interim County Executive with all of the powers and duties of the office.


Executive, local and state leaders calls on Legislature for local funding options to support public health
As local public health officials respond to the continuing threat of the H1N1 virus (swine flu), King County Executive Ron Sims, local and state elected leaders called on the state legislature to give local communities the tools and the choice to support the public health services they value at a time when funding has dropped to dangerous levels.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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