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Dow Constantine



Executive Constantine’s State of the County: “We must summon the strength, the vision, and the purpose to deliver”
King County Executive Dow Constantine delivered the 2022 State of the County to the King County Council, sharing his top priorities for the next four years including solutions to homelessness, improving public safety, becoming an anti-racist government and region, and tackling the climate crisis.


Executive Constantine announces plan to rapidly accelerate protection of the last, best 65,000 acres of urban greenspace, forests, farmland, trails, river corridors, and natural areas
Executive Dow Constantine proposed a measure for the November ballot that would fully restore the local Conservation Futures Program to its original rate, rapidly accelerating open space preservation for about $2 more per month for owners of median-valued homes.


Leave the car, hit the trail: Trailhead Direct returns May 28
King County Metro and King County Parks are teaming up to launch Trailhead Direct for the season. The weekends and holiday transit-to-trails service will begin Saturday, May 28, and run through Sunday, September 11.


Executive Constantine thanks retiring Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention director John Diaz, names Juvenile Division director Allen Nance as successor
Executive Constantine thanks John Diaz for his service as he prepares to step down in late June, after leading the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) since 2019. Juvenile Division Director Allen Nance has been nominated as the next department director, overseeing King County’s adult jails, youth detention, community corrections, and other alternatives to secure detention.


Executive Constantine announces $21 million in King County Parks Levy grants that will connect trails, build parks, refurbish aquatic facilities, renovate community centers
The King County Council unanimously approved Executive Dow Constantine's plan to allocate more than $21 million in grant funding for 40 community-led projects that will connect trails, build parks, expand aquatic facilities, and renovate community centers. The funds are generated by the voter-approved King County Parks Levy.


Executive Constantine appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as King County Sheriff
Patti Cole-Tindall has been nominated to be King County Sheriff. The King County Council will host a hearing on May 18, followed by a confirmation vote.


Executive Constantine statement on report Supreme Court of the United States has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade
"I am disgusted, yet unsurprised, by the deeply troubling revelation of SCOTUS’s strategy to overturn Roe v. Wade."

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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