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2021 – News about Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer

View 2021 press releases from Councilmember von Reichbauer.

January 29, 2021
Councilmember von Reichbauer to host Washington Federal Bank President and CEO Brent Beardall for a virtual “Good Eggs” Community Forum with South King County leaders
King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer will be hosting Washington Federal Bank (WaFd) President and CEO Brent Beardall for a virtual “Good Eggs” community forum at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2.

November 23, 2021
Keith Livingston Reappointed to King County Conservation Futures Advisory Committee
“CFT funds have helped to protect and preserve many of the environmental jewels in King County since the early 1970s. Through his continued service on this Committee, Keith will help King County maintain its position as a leader in environmental preservation.”

November 16, 2021
Councilmember von Reichbauer awards Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service to Gordan Banks
“It is my honor to present the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service to Pastor Gordon Banks of Overcomer Covenant Church, whose unwavering commitment to uplifting others has made a tremendous impact on the health of our community. From his work feeding over 2,000 local families at his food bank, to building housing for cancer patients in Nicaragua, Pastor Banks answers Dr. King’s question ‘What are you doing for others?’ with consistent transformative action.”

November 2, 2021
King County Council Awards Grant to Soos Creek Salmon Habitat Project
“This grant will help continue the good work the Green River Coalition has done over the past 10 years to improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in the Soos Creek Basin. It is critical to support these efforts and I know the Coalition’s partnership with Green River College, as well as its engagement with the local community, will be vital in promoting a healthy and thriving Basin.”

September 29, 2021
Two District 7 Residents Reappointed by Council to Advisory Boards
“Both Kathy and Orisade are valuable members of their respective Boards. I am pleased to have sponsored their reappointment and know they will continue to draw on their professional training and lived experiences to work toward creative solutions and ideas for King County.”

July 27, 2021
Amid police shortage, Councilmembers Dunn, von Reichbauer secure new funding to hire more deputies
“With crime rates rising across our region, investing in public safety is a top priority. It is critical that the Sheriff’s Office has the resources it needs to fill its vacancies quickly, and that King County is a good partner with our contract cities who rely on the Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement in their communities.”

April 20, 2021
Dawn Thomas Reappointed to the King County Personnel Board
“I am pleased that Dawn has agreed to continue her service. Her many years of experience in personnel and human resources have been an asset to the Board since she was first appointed in 2015.”

April 20, 2021
Council sends Best Starts for Kids levy renewal to voters with unanimous approval
“As Chair of the Regional Policy Committee, we worked extensively on this measure to ensure perspectives from across King County were incorporated into the proposal, and I am pleased that the voters will have this on their ballot in August.”

March 23, 2021
Auburn Residents Reappointed to Lake Geneva Management District Advisory Board
“I appreciate Trenecsia’s willingness to serve in this position. With the pandemic leading to an uptick in domestic violence in our community, her work as a Trauma and Behavioral Health Systems Coordinator will be an asset as she serves on the MIDD Advisory Committee.”

March 23, 2021
Federal Way Resident Appointed to the King County Behavioral Health Advisory Board
“As we’ve seen an increase in mental health issues over the past year, I appreciate Alex’s willingness to serve. His experience as a probation/parole officer, coupled with his volunteer work for the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), provides him with a unique perspective that will be welcome on the Board.”

March 9, 2021
Auburn Residents Reappointed to Lake Geneva Management District Advisory Board
“Dave is a founding member of the Management District and Larry is a current board member on the Lake Geneva Property Owners Association. Both are long-time Lake Geneva residents who care deeply about protecting the water quality of Lake Geneva and believe the health of the lake is of paramount concern.”

February 9, 2021
Auburn Resident Reappointed to the King County Priority Hire Advisory Committee
“At a time when finding alternatives to the traditional four-year college track is critically important, Karen’s experience with pre-apprenticeship training programs has been a valuable resource to this committee. Her willingness to serve is appreciated and welcomed.”

February 9, 2021
Federal Way Resident Reappointed to the King County Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Advisory Committee
“I appreciate Fartun’s willingness to continue serving in this position. Her first-hand insight into the mental health and substance abuse challenges faced by many of our neighbors has been an asset as she serves on the MIDD Advisory Committee.”

February 1, 2021
Auburn Mass Vaccination Site Statement from von Reichbauer
“The decision to locate this site in Auburn is data driven. We are in Auburn because when it comes to COVID-19, South King County is the belly of the beast. If we want to conquer this virus we must start here. We are currently on the ten-yard line and this site will help us reach the end zone in our fight to defeat this deadly virus.”  

January 19, 2021
Bob Elwell Reappointed to WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee
“Bob has been an asset to the King County WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee since he was first appointed in 2019. His experience with the city of Auburn and the MWPAAC has provided a valuable and needed perspective in deciding how to award grants that aim to improve water quality in King County.”