King County Executive
Bringing 500 people inside, creating 400 jobs – American Rescue Plan homelessness strategies
King County Executive Dow Constantine released his plan to offer shelter and housing to 500 people currently experiencing homelessness in downtown Seattle, Sodo, and nearby unincorporated areas. With $100 million from Pres. Biden’s American Rescue Plan, King County will also offer jobs and rental subsidies.
Executive Constantine announces winners of 2021 Green Globe Awards, King County’s highest honor for environmental stewardship
Thirteen individuals and organizations from across King County were honored by Executive Dow Constantine on April 21 – Earth Day – with the 2021 Green Globe Awards for outstanding work to protect and restore the environment, including ensuring environmental justice for all.
Executive Constantine kicks off 3 Million Trees, increasing tree canopy, protecting forestland, and preparing forests for climate impacts
A new initiative announced today by Executive Dow Constantine will increase tree canopy, protect trees that are absorbing carbon now, and prepare local forests for climate impacts. It's part of his proposal for the updated Strategic Climate Action Plan.
Leslie Harper-Miles to direct King County’s Harborview Bond Project
A longtime King County employee, Leslie Harper-Miles will serve as Bond Program Administrator for the Harborview Bond Program, a voter-approved $1.74 billion investment to improve Harborview Medical Center’s facilities.
Executive Constantine statement on Chauvin verdict
Following the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin in Minnesota, King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement:
King County, Seattle repurpose $16 million from jail operations to community-based health and housing
Under a joint proposal by King County and the City of Seattle, $16 million in funding for jail operations will be repurposed and put towards community-based health and housing programs.
Lights, camera, King County – Harbor Island sound stage to jumpstart local film production
King County Executive Dow Constantine unveiled a new film production facility at the former Fisher Flour Mill on Harbor Island. The 117,000 square-foot sound stage is King County’s first major public investment to bring back a once-thriving film industry and hundreds of family wage, creative economy jobs as the region rebounds post-pandemic.
Transforming King County’s approach to protecting water quality to ensure survival of native salmon and Puget Sound orcas
A new strategic plan approved by King County Executive Dow Constantine will turn the Clean Water Healthy Habitat initiative he launched in 2019 into action, aligning efforts with partners to achieve clearly defined goals throughout the Central Puget Sound region.