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Dow Constantine



Results for America praises King County’s revolutionary new approach to creating community partnerships
Researchers at a national research and policy organization are sharing their case study of King County’s transformative new approach to creating partnerships with community organizations with metropolitan regions across the country.


King County pilots innovative solutions for shelter, permanent housing
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced three housing projects to pilot a construction method that is less expensive and faster than traditional building. King County is pioneering modular housing to provide more options to those seeking temporary shelter as well as a permanent place to live.


Sub Pop Records CEO: ‘It would have been impossible to bring that many people to our festival without the help of the King County Water Taxi’
Event organizers for Sub Pop Record’s 30th anniversary celebration on Alki Beach praised King County Water Taxi’s flexibility for helping thousands of concert-goers enjoy the biggest one-day event in West Seattle’s history without having to fight traffic congestion.


Increasing home-visiting services so more parents and caregivers have the support they need
Executive Constantine’s Best Starts for Kids initiative is providing more parents and caregivers the support they need to get their children off to a strong healthy start in life by providing a wide range of services provided by community partners during home visits.


King County Metro named the best large transit system in North America
The nation’s foremost transit association named King County Metro the best large transit system in North America, citing achievements in ridership, safety, innovation, equity, and sustainability over the past three years.


King County launches research vessel to join emergency Puget Sound orca recovery effort
King County Executive Dow Constantine directed King County’s marine research vessel, SoundGuardian, to join the state, federal and tribal coalition that has come together to rescue the endangered residents of Puget Sound’s orca population.


Thirty-eight senior centers countywide will have more accessible facilities and expanded programs with a $3.5 million investment by King County
King County is preparing for the region’s growing senior population by stabilizing senior centers countywide with investments totaling nearly $3.5 million to enhance facilities, improve outreach and accessibility for underserved or isolated seniors, and support program enhancements, all thanks to funding from the voter-approved Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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