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2015 – News about Councilmember Reagan Dunn

View 2015 press releases from Councilmember Dunn.

December 15, 2015
Cedar River area to receive water quality enhancement funds
“Decreasing river bank erosion and increasing fish habitat is good for land owners and good for wildlife. I am always happy to help fund projects that result in a winning situation for both King County residents and the environment.”

December 14, 2015
County Council, Elections partner in making voting more convenient and accessible
“To give people a voice we have to make voting more accessible and adding additional secure drop boxes is a good start to this goal.”

December 14, 2015
Council approves projects to receive $2 million in water quality grants
“Improving water quality is good for both King County residents and the environment. I am excited to see the results of the projects funded by these grants.”

December 14, 2015
Black Diamond and Maple Valley to receive grant funding for area water quality projects
“Water is a valuable resource that is often underappreciated in a county that has frequent rainfall and flooding. These grant funds will help to improve water quality, which will benefit both public health as well as provide a cleaner, more sustainable watershed for years to come.”

December 14, 2015
Project in Fairwood to receive grant funding for water quality enhancement
“It’s always good to see a project that both protects homeowners from flooding while at the same time improves the quality of our water. These grant funds will benefit the overall water quality of the community as well providing sustainable watershed protection for years to come.”

December 14, 2015
Leann Kranick unanimously appointed to the King County Agriculture Commission
“I am thankful to Councilmember Dunn for the opportunity to serve on the King County Agricultural Commission. It will be both a pleasure and a privilege to contribute my experience and knowledge towards enhancing and promoting agriculture in King County.”

November 24, 2015
Fiscal Options, Transportation and Public Health Highlight King County’s Legislative Agenda
“The King County Council is a representative body with a mission to promote the interests and concerns of King County residents. This legislative agenda was created with that mission in mind.”

November 23, 2015
Enumclaw Expo Center Awarded Funds for Field House Renovation
“Restoring the Field House is not only about providing the Expo Center and community with a beautiful venue for the future but it’s also about preserving a piece Enumclaw heritage.”

November 23, 2015
Renton Historical Society Awarded Funds to Renovate Museum Lobby
“Supporting the Renton Historical Society helps ensure continued education, service, and local pride for the residents of Renton. This renovation will allow even more access to the important resources offered at the museum.”

November 23, 2015
King County Awards KidsQuest Funds for Capital Campaign
“These funds will increase the educational opportunities KidsQuest provides, while providing an even greater number of children and families access to their awarding winning programs.”

November 16, 2015
Community Commemorates 100-Year Anniversary of Ravensdale Mining Disaster
“The Ravensdale Mining Disaster is an important piece of Washington State History. This memorial is done to honor the miners who were lost in the tragedy and to honor the many in our society who labor in dangerous professions.”

November 9, 2015
County Council recognizes Green River College’s “Golden Anniversary”
“For 50 years Green River College has provided an atmosphere where guidance and instruction have let students thrive and the surrounding communities grow. The college has a bright future ahead and I look forward to seeing what is in store.” 

October 26, 2015
King County Council celebrates Pro Bono Week
“As a past member of the Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee, I am proud that the Council supports a celebration of increased access to justice.”

October 19, 2015
Council approves transit route overhaul
“These changes are designed to make Metro routes more efficient and effective for the residents of the county. Even if you don’t use Metro, these improvements to Metro’s service are important as they can help lead to less gridlock on our roadways.”

October 19, 2015
KidsQuest Children’s Museum Receives “Retired” County Van
“KidsQuest provides wonderful services for children and their families. With the assistance of Councilmember Hague we will allow them to continue their important work.” br /> br /> strong>October 12, 2015
County Council celebrates and recognizes value of workers with disabilities
“Twenty five years of legislation promoting equality is something to celebrate. I am proud that today in King County, those with disabilities are free to work and contribute to our society while protected by this important act.”

October 2, 2015
Covington Skate Park gets boost from County sports grant
“Gerry Crick Skatepark is in need of some upgrades and I am glad we are able to help provide them some additional financing to move the project forward.”

September 25, 2015
Fairwood resident Stafford nominated to sit on King County Parks Levy Citizen Oversight Board
“Tom and his family are very passionate about our Park system and I’m confident the residents of our area will be well served by his representation on the board.”

September 23, 2015
“Street of Heroes:” Council recognizes road designation
“Our military veterans should be treated like the heroes that they are. I hope this small token of appreciation helps express the profound gratitude we have for the sacrifices made by these men to protect our great country.”

September 16, 2015
Dunn, Council provide King County Fair stability
“The King County Fair is part of what makes my district a special place to call home. Having county support and the strong leadership of a local nonprofit is a crucial step in returning the fair to greatness.”

September 15, 2015
Kent School District to add School Resource Officer
“As a parent, I know firsthand the anxiety and heartache we feel when faced with the countless tragedies that have occurred in our nation’s schools. The safety of our children, schools, and communities is a top priority. I’m proud to have worked to make this possible.”

September 14, 2015
Sheriff receives funds to increase emphasis patrols in unincorporated King County
“One of the most persistent requests I heard from residents of unincorporated King County this last year was for more traffic enforcement. This increased visibility by the Sheriff’s office in unincorporated King County will help drivers to remember to obey all traffic laws to help keep our children and our communities safe.”

September 11, 2015
New LED lights operational at Petrovitsky Park
“Petrovisky Park is busy year round, so it just made sense that the county provide state of the art lighting for their sport fields. The neighbors have less light pollution, it’s cost effective, and the players have better visibility for night games; it’s a win for everyone.”

September 8, 2015
County Council approves bridge connecting trail between King and Pierce Counties
“The bridge from SR 167 has been removed and we’ll see if using it as a trail bridge on the Foothill’s Trail near Enumclaw is possible. Thanks to the collaborative work between all of the involved parties, the Foothills trail is one more step closer to connecting King and Pierce County.”

September 2, 2015
King County Fair organizers update County Council Committee on “Bountiful” 2015 Fair
“What is clear from today’s testimony is how important the Fair is to our youth agricultural programs throughout King County. To continue to have locally produced food we need to help encourage and train tomorrow’s farmers. I want to thank Mayor Liz Reynolds and the City Council of Enumclaw and everyone involved in creating a new governance structure that has clearly sprung new life into the Fair.”

September 2, 2015
King County continues strong push to combat human trafficking
“We as a County have an obligation to do everything we can do to put an end to this unconscionable crime, and raising public awareness is one of the tools we can use to help eradicate trafficking. Based on the testimony at committee it is apparent that the more locations this information is in, the more calls to the national hotline are made.”

August 24, 2015
Sean Kelly unanimously reappointed to King County Emergency Management Advisory Committee
“Sean has brought a wealth of knowledge to the position since he also serves as Deputy Mayor of Maple Valley and as a Tahoma School District Safety Officer.”

July 27, 2015
County Council offers increased support for arts and cultural programs
“I am proud that the county can now expand, preserve, and improve new and existing cultural projects for all our residents to enjoy.”

July 20, 2015
County Council unanimously confirms appointment of Patty Hayes as Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County
“Her extensive dedication to the medical field clearly illustrates her ability to serve our community and ensure the health and safety of the residents of King County.”

July 16, 2015
Welcome to the Fair! 152nd edition of the King County Fair underway
At 10:00 a.m. Dunn and Mayor Reynolds sold the first ticket to Hadley Bottorff who was waiting in line to enter the fair this morning with her mother.

July 14, 2015
King County Fair to receive funding boost from County
“Besides providing great entertainment, the King County Fair plays a vital role in preserving King County’s agricultural roots, which is especially important as we as a region work to increase the amount of food produced locally. I want to thank the County Executive and my colleagues on the County Council for their continued support of the King County Fair.”

July 13, 2015
County Council supports grant to complete work at Ravensdale Park
“Ensuring that the storm water treatment center will be prepared for the runoff from the current expansion and any future expansions of Ravensdale Park is a cost saver now and in the future.”

July 13, 2015
Council approves annexation of land for fire and emergency services
“Fire protection and emergency services play a huge role in the public health and safety of our community. The Bristow annexation will allow for even more citizens to be guaranteed the protection they deserve.”

June 29, 2015
County renews commitment to community Sheriff’s Office in Fairwood
“Maintaining a storefront office in the Fairwood community is a true benefit to the residents and helps the Sheriff to serve the community more effectively.”

June 22, 2015
William Hobson recognized for decades of service on behalf of the homeless
“The legacy of Bill Hobson’s commitment and advocacy for some of the county’s most vulnerable citizens are the thousands of people he has been able to help from the streets to stability.”

June 17, 2015
Metro’s Long-Range Plan focus of special council committee meeting
“Metro Transit plays an important role here in Renton; it provides daily transportation to thousands of residents and employees of major employers such as the Boeing Company and PACCAR. I want to thank the City of Renton for hosting this important meeting.”

June 6, 2015
Dunn joins celebration of National Trails Day at Cougar/Squak Corridor Park Grand Opening
“In 2012, this land was under threat of being clear-cut. Thankfully, through the work of many, we are able to celebrate the opening of a new park that provides varied recreational opportunities and protects critical habitat.”

June 5, 2015
Councilmember Dunn takes part in new Tahoma High School Groundbreaking
“It is an honor to take part in this momentous occasion. This location, formerly owned by the County, provides a site that meets the district desire to centrally locate the new high school and regional learning center.”

June 4, 2015
“Retired” county vans begin new careers in Maple Valley, Black Diamond and Enumclaw
“Extending the lives of these vans helps organizations like Vine Maple extend the services they can offer. The work they do is invaluable to their community and I am pleased to play a role in assisting their efforts.”

May 11, 2015
Honoring officers that protect and serve our communities
“It is always an honor to recognize and remember those that have fallen in the line of duty. I want to thank Mayor Buri, the city council and all of the residents of Newcastle for continuing to honor the memory and sacrifice of Deputy Herzog.”

May 11, 2015
Recognizing officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice
“We can never take for granted the sacrifices of the men and women of law enforcement and their families. It is always an honor to recognize and honor those that have fallen in the line of duty.”

May 4, 2015
Celebrating the power of the arts in school: County Council recognizes May as Arts Education Month
“Just like math and science, students need a strong background in the arts and I am pleased to recognize this month as Art Education Month.”

April 27, 2015
Organizations in District 9 to benefit from “retired” County vans
“These organizations do important work in SE King County. Handing over these vans allows them to continue that work and improve the services they are able to offer.”

April 27, 2015
County employees prepare for “working retirement” Council approves transfer of surplus vanpool van to organizations throughout King County
“Repurposing these vans is a great way to maximize County resources. Community organizations throughout the County benefit from this program and are better able to serve residents that utilize their services.”

April 27, 2015
Collaboration for the next generation: County Council hears from County Executive on efforts to assist young people
“I’m looking forward to reviewing the proposal presented by the County Executive today at the State of the County.”

April 20, 2015
Elbert Reed unanimously appointed to the Veterans Citizen Levy Oversight Board
“Elbert brings his background as a veteran, his management skills from his years at Weyerhaeuser and his commitment to the community to this position. The residents of Enumclaw—and the entire county—will be well served with his appointment.”

April 15, 2015
Flood District Chair Reagan Dunn speaks at Good Eggs Breakfast meeting in Auburn discussing flooding issues in South King County
“If you have a flooding issue in your community that needs funding, I’d encourage you to work with your local municipality, HOA, or other qualified group to apply for a grant.”

April 1, 2015
Dunn statement of Council Chair Larry Phillips
“His tireless work ethic and ability to work with a wide array of constituencies has helped to shape a lasting legacy which will benefit the residents of King County for the foreseeable future.”

March 17, 2015
Dunn introduces legislation to reduce impact fees on properties that support agriculture
“Locally sourced food is something many residents of King County value very dearly. If the businesses these farms rely on for goods and services are forced out of the area because of high land costs and regulatory burdens, the viability of these farms is threatened.”

March 9, 2015
Reviewing goals, costs, and effectiveness: Council approves legislation updating
Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Plans
“I welcome the comprehensive review of MIDD standards this legislation provides. Providing effective funding for such issues as substance abuse and chemical dependency are very important and this review will help to educate us on what works and what does not.”

March 9, 2015
Bellevue resident Heather Trescases appointed to serve on the King County Culture
Development Authority (4Culture)
“I am delighted that Heather will be serving on the 4Culture board. She has done an amazing job as the director of the Eastside Heritage Center and King County will be well served with her on the 4 Culture board.”

March 2, 2015
Council confirms appointment of Lorinda Youngcourt as Director of the Department of Public Defense
“After a competitive nationwide search process I believe we have found a leader in Ms. Youngcourt that will continue King County’s proud tradition of providing quality legal services to those who are accused of a crime and cannot afford an attorney.”

March 2, 2015
Maple Valley resident David Pilgrim appointed to serve on King County Landmarks Commission
“The Landmarks Commission will be well served by having someone with David’s experience and community involvement as a member of the commission.”

February 24, 2015
Helping veterans behind bars: Council accepts report outlining options for incarcerated veterans
“We can’t just walk away from the men and woman who put their lives on the line to defend our nation. My hope is that these efforts not only reduce recidivism but also help to address the specific needs many of our veterans have developed stemming from their time in places like Iraq or Afghanistan.”

February 23, 2015
Council adopts legislation that will benefit Green River preservation projects
“One of the largest threats facing the survival of salmon in the Green River is the temperature of the water. Prioritizing CFT funding to acquire properties along the river so that shade trees can be planted to cool the river is very important.”