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Executive Constantine to name Mike Fong as Chief Operating Officer

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King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced that Mike Fong will serve as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for managing the departments and coordinating key policies among other duties.

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In naming Mike Fong to his senior leadership team, King County Executive Dow Constantine added a veteran public servant with strong connections throughout the community.

“Mike will be a great addition to our team. He will work with departments and make sure we are moving together to fulfill my agenda for an inclusive, equitable, prosperous community,” said Executive Constantine. “From transportation to public health to housing, Mike will help advance our mission to deliver services effectively and efficiently while constantly innovating to meet the needs of a rapidly changing region.”Fong

Mike Fong served as Mayor Ed Murray's Chief of Staff. In this role, he was responsible for managing and overseeing the daily operations of the mayor's office.  He was also Mayor Murray's strategic lead for his Executive Team to advance the administration's agenda.

Prior to his appointment in 2015 as Chief of Staff, Fong served as Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of Policy and Innovation, helping to advance the Seattle Preschool Program and the Seattle Parks District among other initiatives.  Fong also served as the Mayor's primary liaison with members of the City Council.  Prior to joining the Mayor's office in 2014, Fong worked for the Seattle City Council for nearly 14 years, including serving as lead policy staff to Councilmembers Heidi Wills and Tom Rasmussen, and as a policy analyst on the City Council's Central Staff.

Fong was born and raised in Spokane.  He graduated from the University of Washington in 1999 with a bachelor of arts in political science. He is a long-time youth basketball coach with the Seattle Chinese Athletic Association and the Seattle Parks Department. Fong is fluent in Cantonese and lives with his partner, Laura, in Wedgwood with their two dogs, Lady Bird and Miss Scarlett.

"I want to thank Executive Constantine for this opportunity to join his administration and serve the people of King County.  I'm looking forward to working with the Cabinet to effectively and efficiently deliver a wide range of services and advance the Executive's agenda to best meet the emerging needs of all our county's residents."


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Mike will be a great addition to our team. He will work with departments and make sure we are moving together to fulfill my agenda for an inclusive, equitable, prosperous community. From transportation to public health to housing, Mike will help advance our mission to deliver services effectively and efficiently while constantly innovating to meet the needs of a rapidly changing region.

Dow Constantine, King County Executive

I want to thank Executive Constantine for this opportunity to join his administration and serve the people of King County.  I'm looking forward to working with the Cabinet to effectively and efficiently deliver a wide range of services and advance the Executive's agenda to best meet the emerging needs of all our county's residents.

Mike Fong, Director of Operations

For more information, contact:

Alex Fryer, Executive Office, 206-477-7966


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