King County Executive
King County sues federal government to restore funding for science-based teen pregnancy prevention
King County is challenging a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services decision to cancel federal teen pregnancy prevention grants that fund sexual health education developed by Public Health—Seattle & King County. The lawsuit is part of a national effort to push back against the politicization of public health initiatives.
King County, Seattle Foundation partner with 27 nonprofits to improve health, social, and economic outcomes
New partnerships funded by King County and Seattle Foundation will help address the startling racial inequities in the region. The 27 nonprofits that successfully competed for $2.5 million funding will achieve multiple goals, such as empowering small family businesses facing displacement in their neighborhood, connecting youth of color with city leaders to prevent violence, and making it possible for more people of color to participate in the green economy.
Connecting a thriving new Des Moines business park to high-capacity Sound Transit light rail
Executive Constantine led the celebration of a new Metro Transit shuttle service that will connect a thriving new business park in Des Moines to Sound Transit’s Angle Lake light rail station.
Executive Constantine announces new members of inquest review committee, first public focus group
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced two new members of his King County Inquest Review Committee, which he convened in December to review and recommend changes to the police shooting inquest process. The Review Committee will hear from the public in three special meetings, the first on Jan. 27.
Executive Constantine and Chair McDermott: The Department of Justice has ramped up its campaign of intimidation
King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Council Chair Joe McDermott today issued the following statement in response to a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Executive Constantine proposes new Department of Local Services to better serve residents of Unincorporated King County
To develop new and better ways to serve Unincorporated King County, Executive Dow Constantine today proposed a new Department of Local Services to improve the delivery of services in rural areas as well as the major remaining urban unincorporated communities.
Creating opportunities for young people who face systemic barriers to success
King County will partner with 10 community-based organizations to provide education, job training, mentoring, and other crucial resources and opportunities to young people who face systemic barriers to pursuing their goals.
Regional leaders come together to craft community plan to prevent homelessness
Executive Constantine, Mayor Durkan and Mayor Backus convene the first meeting of One Table to develop a community-driven homelessness crisis response. Efforts will focus on action steps to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless.
Executive Constantine releases statement on passing of Gov. Spellman
King County Executive Constantine released the following statement on the passing of Gov. Spellman, who served as King County Executive from 1969 to 1981.
King County enrollment in ACA is surging – and still a few more days to sign up
Despite federal efforts to repeal and undermine the Affordable Care Act, local enrollment in the health insurance exchange is up by 17 percent compared to last year.
Executive Constantine orders temporary halt to police shooting inquests
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that all police shooting inquests will be put on hold while the Review Committee he convened last month considers potential reforms and submits its recommendations. In a separate decision, the King County District Court Presiding Judge will not be accepting new requests to conduct inquests.
Executive Constantine names Casey Sixkiller as Chief Operating Officer
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced that Casey Sixkiller will serve as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for managing the departments and coordinating key policies among other duties.
Executive Constantine appoints five members to the Sound Transit Board committed to building a world-class regional transit system
Executive Constantine appointed five elected leaders to the Sound Transit Board of Directors who will bring a combination of experience and new ideas needed to meet the strong demand for high-capacity mass transit.