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2019 – News about Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer

View 2019 press releases from Councilmember von Reichbauer.

December 12, 2019
$200k in Funding Approved for South King County WaterWorks Projects
“I am excited about the projects these grants will help fund in South King County. It is critical that we continue to invest in projects that keep our water and habitat clean to ensure our region continues to be an excellent place to live.”

December 11, 2019
David Osborn Appointed to Lake Geneva Lake Management District
“David Osborn brings strong qualifications to the Lake Geneva Lake Management District. The District will be well-served by his experience in microbiology and demonstrated commitment to the Lake Geneva community.”

December 2, 2019
Government Accountability and Oversight Committee to Revisit Courthouse Security
“The intent of this meeting is to bring the various stakeholders, City, County and respective justice systems, together so that we can begin to work as a united front to solve this crisis." 

November 13, 2019
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Emphasizes Regional Collaboration to South King County Leaders
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan joined King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s November “Good Eggs” breakfast at Twin Lakes Golf Club in Federal Way. 

November 6, 2019
King County Flood Control Board Approves $300,000 For Butte Avenue Flood Mitigation Project
“With the rainy season approaching, I am pleased we were able to appropriate these much-needed funds for such an important project in our region. From day one, our goal has been to protect the citizens and businesses who live and do business along the river and I commend Mayor Guier for her advocacy and the Flood Control Board for its funding.” 

October 23, 2019
King County Flood Control Executive Committee Directs $300,000 For Butte Avenue Flood Mitigation Project
“I am pleased we were able to expedite the funds for such an important project in our region and I appreciate Mayor Guier’s advocacy in seeing this through. From day one, Mayor Guier and King County were on the same page with our commitment to protecting the citizens of Pacific who live and work along the river.”

October 18, 2019
John Theisen receives inaugural ‘MSC Help, Hope, Change Award’
John Theisen, former President and CEO of Auburn-based Orion Industries, was presented the inaugural South King County Multi-Service Center’s (MSC) “Help, Hope, Change” Award by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer. 

October 16, 2019
Council Confirms District 7 Resident to Solid Waste Advisory Committee
“With his background in the solid waste industry, James brings a wealth of experience to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. This background, as well as his experience as a union representative, will be vital in helping find solutions to the issues that our recycling and garbage collection industry are facing today.”

October 3, 2019 
King County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Nearly 30-year-old Federal Way Cold Case
"The message from today’s press conference is that King County will never forget the victims of crimes, nor forgive their assailants."

September 25, 2019
County Council Recognizes September as National Recovery Month
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, Councilmember Reagan Dunn, and Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles were on Wednesday joined by their Council colleagues in recognizing September as National Recovery Month in King County. 

August 28, 2019
State Auditor Pat McCarthy Discusses Government Audits and Fraud Investigations
Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy joined King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s August “Good Eggs” breakfast at Phoenix Rising Café in Auburn.

July 10, 2019
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards Emphasizes “The South Sound Way”
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards met with South King County community and business leaders at King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s July “Good Eggs” breakfast at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way.

July 9, 2019
$100 Million Allocated for Federal Way Light Rail Extension
“This is great news for getting light rail under construction to Federal Way. Connecting more South King County residents to our growing regional light rail system will ease painful commutes and boost our economy. Faster and more predictable transportation will produce more job growth in our region.”  

June 7, 2019
“Dave Lutes Day” Proclaimed in King County
“I feel strongly that sports are a major part of the education system, and I commend Dave Lutes for committing himself for 42 years to the Kent School district.”  

May 29, 2019
Jack Sikma Recognized for Basketball Hall of Fame Induction
As a member of the Seattle SuperSonics, Jack was selected to seven consecutive All-Star Games, from 1979 to 1985, averaging a double-double of 16.8 points and 10.8 rebounds, and shooting 47% from the field and 83% from the free throw line.  

May 24, 2019
House Majority Leader Discusses Business Development and Homelessness in South King County
Representative Sullivan highlighted the areas of emphasis for this year’s session, including mental health, higher education, workforce development, long-term care for seniors, and clean energy.

May 16, 2019
Robert Elwell Appointed to WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee
“Robert Elwell brings strong qualifications to King County’s WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee. His work for both the city of Auburn and the MWPAAC have provided him with the background and expertise to be a valuable asset to the Committee.” 

May 15, 2019
Council Approves New Layer of Accountability for Special Districts
“This legislation is a good step forward in ensuring that tax dollars collected to benefit special districts are spent on what they’ve been allocated for. From now on, the elected officials in these districts will be accountable to the public for what they spend and how they spend it.” 

May 15, 2019
County employees sent into “working retirement”
“Since first introducing the legislation to create the van transfer program 23 years ago, I have seen firsthand how well these vans serve those who need transportation access the most. King County’s van transfer program continues to be an example of government service at its very best.”

May 9, 2019
Seattle City CM Juarez Confirmed to Sound Transit Board
“As a Seattle City Councilmember on King County’s Regional Policy Committee, Councilmember Juarez is committed to working with local governments at all levels. I know she will bring that same commitment to the Sound Transit Board.”

April 24, 2019
Keith Livingston Appointed to King County Conservation Futures Advisory Committee
“By serving on this committee, Keith will have the opportunity to continue this work and to help King County maintain its position as a leader in environmental preservation.”

April 24, 2019
County Council recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month
“As we recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month in King County, it is important that we continue to work on ways to prevent this violence from happening in our communities. Sexual assault does not recognize gender or race, and information is crucial to bringing an end to this violence.”

April 18, 2019
King County Welcomes Azerbaijan Consul General 
“I was honored to welcome Consul General Aghayev to King County. This was the first step in building a meaningful relationship between us moving forward.”  

April 18, 2019
King County Executive Gives Update on the State of King County
“King County Executive Dow Constantine provided an update on the state of King County government to community leaders at the April “Good Eggs” breakfast in Auburn.”  

April 15, 2019
von Reichbauer to Host Identity Theft Mobile Town Hall and Shredding Event on Saturday, May 11 
“Bring as many documents as you would like to shred.”  

April 2, 2019
Retiring Judge James Cayce Recognized for 30 years of Service
“I am privileged to have known and worked with Judge Cayce. He has been a strong advocate for mental illness treatment and has brought an innovative approach to criminal justice issues. King County will greatly miss Judge Cayce’s service and leadership.” 

April 1, 2019
King County Metro General Manager Meeting with South King County Community Leaders Focused on Metro Connect Update
King County Metro General Manager Rob Gannon provided an update on the progress the agency has made on their “Metro Connect” goals since his last visit to South King County community leaders.  

March 28, 2019
Rotary Club of Auburn Receives Scholarship Grant
“I commend the Rotary Club of Auburn for their continued support of our region’s youth. I look forward to working with them on future projects that provide scholarships to our students!” 

March 4, 2019
Attorney General Meeting with South King County Community Leaders Focused on Consumer Protection Efforts
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson provided an update on his ongoing efforts as Attorney General to South King County community leaders at the February “Good Eggs” breakfast. 

March 1, 2019
South King County community leaders gather for annual leadership reception
The event brings together local and countywide elected officials, community and business leaders. 

February 27, 2019
Federal Way Human Service Advocate Peggy LaPorte receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
“Peggy has been steadfast in her commitment to homeless families in Federal Way and her positive impact on their lives cannot be understated.”

February 20, 2019
King County Solid Waste Seeks Public Input
“This is an opportunity to help shape the design of a modern facility that will better serve the community with more recycling options and improved services.”

February 13, 2019
Federal Way Panther Lake Trail Extension to open February 26
“I am excited for the completion of the Panther Lake Trail and pleased King County could partner with the City of Federal Way on this important project.” 

January 16, 2019
King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer Presented with Appreciation Award at 12th Annual Washington State Korean American Day Celebration
“In this age of the Pacific Rim, there is no greater special relationship than that of the United States and the Republic of Korea. I am honored to be recognized for my work in building bridges between our two countries.” 

January 14, 2019
King County Conservation Futures Grants Available
“The King County Conservation Futures Tax (CFT) Levy funds encourage the protection of open space lands, which have made King County such a desirable place to live.”  

January 10, 2019
Director of Public Health Discusses Priorities for 9th Largest Health Department in Country, Including Medical Van Program