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2018 – News about Councilmember Reagan Dunn

View 2018 press releases from Councilmember Dunn.

December 28, 2018
Bella, Luna head the list of King County’s Top Pet Names
This year, King County residents have registered 66,721 dogs and 27,432 cats! BellevueBlack Diamond/Covington/Maple ValleyEnumclawKentNewcastleUnincorporated King County

December 12, 2018
Issaquah and Redmond libraries to benefit from retirement of bonds
“It’s not every day a governmental organization shuts itself down. But I’m glad to see that the bonds for the Issaquah and Redmond Libraries have been paid off and we are reinvesting the remaining funds into these libraries. The Issaquah and Redmond libraries are an enormous community and educational resource and these funds will help keep them strong.”

December 10, 2018
Dunn Congratulates New Director of Department of Local Services
“The creation of the Department of Local Services is a welcome next step in the county’s efforts to be responsive to our unincorporated residents. I look forward to working with the new department and its director in serving unincorporated communities.”

December 4, 2018
Dunn delivers retired Metro Van to Vine Maple Place
“Vine Maple Place has done a great job working to end local homelessness. It is my honor to present this well-deserving organization with a retired Metro Van.”

November 13, 2018
Dunn champions funds for improvements to the Issaquah Hobart corridor in “fiscally-prudent” 2019-2020 King County Budget
“Our region has enjoyed several years of economic growth, but I’m mindful that an eventual economic downturn is inevitable, and by maximizing financial reserves and maintaining a healthy rainy day fund we will be in a better position to provide services in the face of future economic challenges.”

November 13, 2018
Gang Unit and Massive Investments in Housing, Homeless Services, and Transportation Headline Budget
“Our region has enjoyed several years of economic growth, but I’m mindful that an eventual economic downturn is inevitable. This budget maximizes financial reserves and maintains a healthy rainy day fund which puts the County in a better position to provide services in the face of future economic challenges.”

November 9, 2018
Street receives honorary name for fallen Iraq War Veteran 1LT Michael Adams
Lining the street that now bears his name, more than 100 community members, family, and current and former U.S. Military service members joined in the honorary naming of a road in memory and recognition of First Lieutenant Michael R. Adams.

November 5, 2018
Beyond fingerprints: celebrating 30 years of AFIS
“Over the last 30 years the AFIS has been an irreplaceable tool in the apprehension of criminal suspects and has become a model for cost-effective regionalized services. I look forward to their continued good work in helping to keep the residents of King County safe.”  

October 24, 2018
Recognizing the efforts of attorneys providing legal aid to those in need
“Time committed to pro bono work is invaluable to both the attorney and the people they help. Pro bono work is a true chance to give back to the community and provide assistance to those who can’t afford legal services.”

October 15, 2018
Council Recognizes “Gene Duvernoy Day”
“The impact that Gene has had on the present and future health of the physical and social environments in the state of Washington is unmeasurable and unmistakable.”

September 20, 2018
KidsQuest receives a financial boost from County Council
“I’m glad King County prioritized funding for organizations such as KidsQuest that provide accessible hands on learning experiences for our children that will help set them up for success in the future.”

September 18, 2018
Dunn delivers retired Metro Van to Enumclaw School District Special Needs Transition Program
“This new means of transportation will allow students to gain important workforce skills. It is my honor to provide a van to such a well-deserving program."

September 10, 2018
Lasting tribute for first King County Executive
“Gov. Spellman worked to transform King County into a strong, open government by working with everyone regardless of political background. He led the way for our nonpartisan approach to governing and I am glad this dedication preserves a piece of his legacy."

September 5, 2018
King County Flood Control District grants to go toward Vashon Beach restoration projects to protect WRIA 9 Duwamish and Green Rivers
"When we invest in restoring King County’s critical habitats we invest in the future of our region’s ecosystems. I look forward to seeing the results of these projects throughout our four major watersheds."

July 30, 2018
Council adopts memorial for Gov. Spellman
"Gov. Spellman is very deserving of this honor. As the first County Executive, he led the transformation of King County into a strong regional government and deserves immeasurable credit for what King County has become."

July 30, 2018
Council approves collaborative effort to combat Human Trafficking
"King County is unfortunately a hot spot for trafficking because of our proximity to so many national and international hubs for travel. The work we are doing is critical in helping victims and preventing future victimization in our region and beyond."

July 30, 2018
Dunn and Upthegrove secure funds for Renton and Newcastle arts projects
Arts programs in Renton will benefit from funds approved by the County Council.

July 30, 2018
KidsQuest to Receive $733,000 Towards New Location
“KidsQuest provides hands on learning experiences that benefits residents throughout the county. I’m glad we as a county are continuing to support this great resource as they expand their services.”

July 30, 2018
Field Will Be Named in Honor of ‘The Face of Kentridge’
“Eric Anderson was a great man. The positive influence he had on Kentridge High School and its students is immeasurable. His selflessness and dedication were admirable, and we lost him too soon.”

July 30, 2018
Enumclaw Resident Scott Gray appointed to serve on the King County 4Culture task force
“Scott’s experience working on the King County Fair will add valuable insight as we look at how to make arts and culture funding work for the entire county.”

July 30, 2018
Dunn secures funds for Newcastle arts projects
Newcastle brick monument will be featured in renewed public space at Newcastle Commons.

July 23, 2018
Councilmember Dunn to donate surplus vanpool vans to organizations in District 9
“Repurposing retired Metro vans both maximizes County resources and allows community organizations to better serve residents.”

July 23, 2018
Councilmember Dunn donates surplus vanpool van to Enumclaw School District Special Needs Transition Program
“Repurposing retired Metro Vans to serve residents in King County is a win-win.”

July 23, 2018
“Retiring” county employees prepare for new adventures
“Repurposing retired Metro vans both maximizes County resources and allows community organizations to better serve residents.”

July 19, 2018
Commencing the 156th Edition of the King County Fair
“It was an honor to welcome everyone to the 156th King County Fair. I always enjoy partaking in the tradition of presenting the first tickets to the youngest generation of fair attendees.”

July 17, 2018
Regional Human Trafficking Awareness Effort Moving Forward
“King County is unfortunately a hot spot for trafficking because of our proximity to so many national and international hubs for travel. The work we are doing is critical in helping victims and preventing future victimization in our region and beyond.”

July 13, 2018
Animals, Rides, Food—and Technology: The King County Fair starts July 19
“Each year I look forward to this great event because it is truly fun for all. I hope everyone can make it out!”

July 9, 2018
Funds set aside to design improvements to SE May Valley Road/Issaquah-Hobart Road intersection
“One of my top priorities is to secure improvements to the Issaquah-Hobart Road Corridor despite our limited resources. These update are badly needed in order to make this intersection safer and more efficient.”

July 9, 2018
Tahoma High School’s award winning “We the People” program to receive boost from County budget
“Tahoma High School's We the People program is so thankful for the funds provided because of Reagan Dunn's advocating. This program is life changing and leads to these young adults becoming engaged, educated citizens.”

July 9, 2018
Kindering to receive $2500 from budget update
“We are so very grateful for the King County Council’s tremendous and ongoing support of early intervention services for our community’s most vulnerable children.”

June 26, 2018
Increased patrols for 4th of July
“I’ve worked to secure these extra funds for increased patrols to help ensure neighborhoods in unincorporated King County can safely celebrate the Fourth of July holiday this year.”

June 25, 2018
Dunn Applauds House Passage of Mountains to Sound Greenway Heritage Act
“The Mountains to Sound Greenway is part of the fabric that makes our state such a great place to call home. I spent years hiking those trails with my brother and mom. I have worked throughout my career to help secure conservation lands along the greenway. I’m fortunate to have been able to play a role in distinguishing this beautiful stretch of land as a National Heritage Area.”

May 14, 2018
Honoring Service and Sacrifice, County Council recognizes Police Week
“18 King County Sheriff’s Officers have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Their names are forever memorialized as you enter the King County Courthouse 3rd Avenue entrance. It’s fitting to remember our local law enforcement officers on a week that remembers those who dedicate their lives for the protection of others.”

April 30, 2018
Dunn presents Scott Gray MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for his efforts in saving the King County Fair
“Scott’s leadership and dedication to helping to save the King County Fair is a gift to the entire region. As part of the community effort, Scott has turned the Fair and the Expo Center into a thriving facility.”

April 23, 2018
Raising Awareness and Recognizing Survivors
“Survivors of sexual assault should not believe they are alone, that there this is no one to assist them through what has happened. Sadly, too many who have had this happen to them believe they are alone. I hope by promoting Sexual Assault Awareness Month survivors are one step closer to connecting to the resources they need.”

April 23, 2018
Water District gets new name
“The District requested a name change that reflects an important part of the community they serve. I’m very glad to support their effort.”

April 23, 2018
Chad Buechler reappointed to Regional Human Oversight Services Board
“I’m very appreciative to Chad for continuing to serve the County in this capacity, with the recent expansion of the levy it is important to have his knowledge and expertise represented on the board.”

April 23, 2018
Covington agreement with King County on historic buildings good news for taxpayers
“This is about saving money for the taxpayers. As more cities contract with the county for landmark services, it reduces the total costs for everybody.” 

April 11, 2018
Dunn to Congress: Support Mountains to Sound Greenway
“It’s our job to preserve this belt of natural area, especially with the remarkable growth our region is undergoing for future generations. I’d like to thank Congressman Reichert for his continued leadership and hard work on behalf of this important legislation.”

April 9, 2018
King County Council Recognizes National Library Week
“The King County Library System plays a vital role in our community and we are honored to recognize National Library Week to show our gratitude and support for their dedication.”

April 2, 2018
Bill Boyce appointed to King County Children and Youth Advisory Committee
“Bill has been involved in the lives of children for decades, through both the school district and the Rotary. He has made an investment in the kids of Kent and South King County and that experience will be invaluable in deciding how the levy funds should be used to help young people and their families.”

March 26, 2018
Council approves upgrading emergency system that serves Enumclaw
“Citizens deserve the best public safety infrastructure available. Today’s vote is an important step in that direction.”

March 22, 2018
Bill focused on preventing newborn abandonment signed into law 

March 12, 2018
Council sends Levy for Automated Fingerprint Identification System to Ballot
“County voters will have the opportunity to continue supporting a system that protects our communities.”

March 6, 2018
Baby Kimball Tragedy Spurs Newborn Surrender Legislation
“Tragedies like what happened to Baby Kimball must never occur again. This bill will allow us to more effectively communicate existing protections to at-risk populations. It’s good policy and it’s the right thing to do.”

March 5, 2018
Seattle’s World Cup Bid Gains County Support
“King County would be a great place to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Our incredible Seattle Sounders have provided a great fan base and I would encourage our local jurisdictions to support this opportunity to boost and grow our local economy.”

February 7, 2018
Community Service Area Awards--Issaquah/Maple Valley/Renton 

February 5, 2018
Leann Krainick unanimously reappointed to the King County Agriculture Commission
“Leann has been a long-time member of the agricultural community on the Enumclaw Plateau and I am very pleased that she has agreed to continue to serve the county in this important role.”

January 31, 2018
Projects in Newcastle, Enumclaw get King County youth-amateur sports grants
“When these projects are implemented, residents in Newcastle and Enumclaw will have more opportunities for recreation and increased access to outdoor education.” 

January 29, 2018
County Council recognizes ongoing work to end Human Trafficking 
“King County offers resources to victims of human trafficking that can be accessed throughout our region. It’s our hope that in working to promote awareness of this heinous crime we’re able to reach someone in need.”

January 22, 2018
Maple Valley resident David Pilgrim reappointed to serve on King County Landmarks Commission
“I’m glad to sponsor’s David’s reappointment to the King County Landmarks Commission. David’s had a key role in developing the future of Maple Valley and done a great job working to protect our region’s past.”

January 16, 2018
Dunn Statement on the passing of Gov. John Spellman
“Our state is a better place because of his service.”