King County Executive
Executive Constantine mourns passing of UW's longest-serving president
Executive Constantine reflects on the passing of William P. Gerberding, who was president of the University of Washington throughout his entire college career.
Executive Constantine boosts effort to help homeless residents transition to affordable housing
A total of $6.4 million in grants that will help local seniors, veterans, young adults, and hard-working families transition from homelessness to safe, affordable housing was announced by Executive Constantine.
Top 14 in 2014: King County's year in review
We look forward to continuing our partnerships in 2015, as we work to advance equity and social justice, confront climate change, increase regional mobility, and provide the best starts for kids.
Executive proposes plan to replace aging emergency radio network used by first responders
Cities and their public safety partners want King County to ask voters for funding to replace an aging emergency radio network with equipment that is more reliable and makes it easier for first responders to communicate during crises.
Metro Transit sets all-time record for ridership in 2014
Thanks in part to actions King County has taken in recent years to improve service and increase efficiency, Metro is expected to provide more than 120 million rides this year—the most in the transit agency’s 41-year history.
Local elected leaders welcome Governor's climate proposal
Elected leaders from across the state, including members of the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C), issued the following statement welcoming Governor Inslee's climate and clean energy proposal.
Executive welcomes Governor's transportation plan to increase mobility across the state
King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to the statewide transportation funding package announced by Governor Jay Inslee.
Inquest ordered into death of Queen Anne Hill man following exchange of gunfire with police
Executive Constantine orders an inquest to determine the cause and circumstances of any death involving a law enforcement officer.
Contractor recommended for construction of King County Children and Family Justice Center
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, is the top-ranked design-build team for the $154 million contract to construct a child dependency and juvenile justice courthouse, juvenile detention center, and 360-stall parking garage.
Executive brings ‘Best Starts for Kids’ to White House Summit on Early Learning
At the White House Summit for Early Education, Executive Constantine shared ideas about expanding opportunities for children and young people and introduced participants to Best Starts for Kids, his plan to ensure that every child in King County has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential in life.
Report shows King County is taking action to advance regional prosperity through equity and social justice
King County's 2014 Equity and Social Justice Annual Report shows how County government, led by Executive Dow Constantine and other elected officials, is working to keep this region competitive by advancing equity and social justice that can help each of our 2 million residents reach his or her full potential.
Executive names Lorinda Youngcourt as King County’s first Public Defender
Lorinda Youngcourt has extensive experience in defending clients facing the death penalty in both state and federal courts. She is currently the Chief Public Defender for Lawrence County, Ind., and was named by Executive Constantine as King County's first Public Defender.
Executive thanks EPA for landmark decision that enables Superfund cleanup of Lower Duwamish to move forward
The EPA's long-awaited decision provides a roadmap for cleaning up historic contamination in the Lower Duwamish River. It follows a decade of early cleanup action and complements the Executive's effort to coordinate work being done across the 500-square-mile watershed.
Executive Constantine, County Council Chair Phillips help local food bank that had its delivery van stolen
Executive Constantine and King County Council Chair Larry Phillips donated a surplus County van to a local food bank after its delivery van was stolen just before the holiday season.