King County Executive
Accomplishments of first term set the stage for future reforms
After re-election by the largest margin of victory ever in a race for the County’s top office, King County Executive Dow Constantine outlined the accomplishments of the past year, and the past four years, that provide the foundation for the work that lies ahead.
Second group of military veterans graduates from King County HERO Program
Six-month paid internships help participants gain valuable civilian career skills
National award to King County for making it easier for small firms to do business with the county
Procurement Reform Initiative recognized by American City & County Magazine
Biographies of HERO Program graduates
Military veterans held six-month internships with King County
Disappointment at continued inaction on state transportation funding
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued this statement regarding last night’s announcement that there will be no special session on state transportation:
As state climate debate heats up, local governments call for action to cool down
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Mayors from the cities of Mercer Island, Kirkland, Issaquah, Shoreline, Snoqualmie, Sammamish, Seattle, and Tukwila have issued a joint letter calling for bold state action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Rapid Re-housing pilot launched to help homeless families
A new pilot program will move as many as 350 homeless families in King County into rental housing by December 31, 2014 and provide a range of short duration support services to help those families achieve stability. A total of just over $3.1 million will be dedicated to the pilot over the course of the next year.
Business still booming one year after voter approval of marriage equality
Marriage license applications at King County Recorder's Office up 33% since law allowing same-sex couples to wed took effect
King County selected as founding member of Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
National public-private partnership will promote social, environmental, and economic sustainability in procuring goods and services
Balanced statewide package still first choice, but King County will move on “Plan B” if needed for saving Metro buses and local roads
A balanced statewide transportation package, with local options for funding Metro Transit and roads in the cities and unincorporated areas, remains King County’s first choice.
Mark Putnam named new director of Committee to End Homelessness in King County
Putnam has extensive experience working with government, philanthropy, providers and people experiencing homelessness to develop and implement effective strategies to move people out of poverty and homelessness through stable housing, health care, education and employment.
Executive thanks County Council for swift action on 2014 King County Budget
“I’d like to thank the Metropolitan King County Council for the collaborative and open process that led to final adoption of this budget..."
Washington Business Alliance "Good Government Check" lauds Kling County executive leadership and managers for implementing modern business practices
Strong executive leadership and managers eager to implement modern business practices are helping King County continuously improve government services. That's the finding from the "Good Government Check" report by the Washington Business Alliance.
Executive Constantine on Boeing 777X assembly and need for transportation package
King County Executive Dow Constantine praised the Governor's call for a special session of the Legislature to begin Thursday, November 7
Executive Constantine on voter approval of King County EMS/Medic One Levy
King County Executive Dow Constantine tonight made the following statement on the approval of the Emergency Medical Services/Medic One Levy.
Executive Constantine on approval of charter amendment regarding system of public defense
King County Executive Dow Constantine tonight made the following statement on the approval of King County Charter Amendment One.
Executive Dow Constantine thanks voters for re-election by the largest margin of victory ever in a race for King County Executive
Executive Dow Constantine tonight made the following statement on his re-election by the largest margin ever recorded in a race for King County Executive. The largest previous margin of victory was in 1997, when Ron Sims took 65.5 percent of the vote:
Executive Constantine congratulates Ed Murray on his likely victory in race for Seattle Mayor
King County Executive Dow Constantine tonight made the following statement on the likely victory of Ed Murray in the race for Mayor of Seattle.
King County Executive applauds state funding of $1.6 million to expand services for mentally ill
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced receipt of $1.6 million in new state funding to expand intensive mental health and crisis response services for individuals at risk of psychiatric hospitalizations.
King County cuts ribbon on renovation of Maleng Regional Justice Center
King County Executive Dow Constantine and District Court Judge Corinna Harn formally open newly-renovated space at Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. The renovations are expected to qualify for LEED Platinum green building certification.