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2023 photo highlights

View photos of King County Councilmember Sarah Perry's work in District 3.

East Lake Sammamish Trail Segment Opening

Councilmembers, Executive, and others hold banner that says "East Lake Sammamish Trail is open to bike, walk, run and roll!".

Trail opening celebration

October 7, 2023  |  We celebrated the grand opening of the 11-mile Eastlake Sammamish Trail segment, which reconnects our Eastside communities with the Lake Sammamish shoreline and provides more opportunities for transportation, recreation, and community connection! This historic investment in public infrastructure has been decades in the making and provides cyclists, pedestrians, joggers, walkers, and movers of all ages and abilities another way to get outside and enjoy our big backyard.

National Recovery Month

Councilmembers pose with David Coffey and others.

Councilmembers with David Coffey and others from the Recovery Café during the proclamation.

September 5, 2023  |  We proclaimed September as Behavioral Health Recovery Month and recognized David Coffey and the Recovery Café as this year's Recovery Champion. National Recovery Month is observed every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the proud recovery community, and the service providers and communities that make recovery possible! We hope that all residents are able to observe this month with programs and events that spread the message that “recovery is for everyone: every person, every family, every community." The King County Recovery Champion Award is given by the King County Council during National Recovery Month and presented in partnership with the King County Recovery Coalition. David has 20 years of experience in the recovery space and has spent 18 years as the Executive Director of the Recovery Café, and we are honored to be able to present him with this recognition. Recovery Café teaches people ways to manage mental health, maintain sobriety, and build community, helping each individual in recovery reclaim life as a person worthy of giving and receiving love! Thank you to Councilmember Reagan Dunn for bringing this important and vital recognition to our Council meeting!

King County Metro base visit

Large group wearing safety vests in front of a Metro bus.

Group photo at the Metro Transit South Base

July 18, 2023  |  At our King County Council Regional Transit Committee (RTC) meeting, we had the chance participate in an off-site meeting – the first since 2019 – so that our committee members could see the King County Metro Transit South Base in action. Visiting this facility really put into perspective the scope of the work that Metro does every single day and I am so proud to be part of all that Metro brings! We got to hear excellent presentation from a variety of Metro arenas on bus operations and electrification and met so many wonderful Metro staff members! Thank you to Mary Bourguignon and the entire organizing team for making this visit possible. It’s just incredible what we have going on – the future is Bright with Metro.

2023 Martin Luther King medal award

Councilmember Perry with Tribal Chairman Robert de los Angeles and community members as he receives the MLK award.

Councilmember Perry with Bob de los Angeles and others from the Snoqualmie Tribe.

June 6, 2023  |  I had the honor to recognize Snoqualmie Tribe Chairman Bob de los Angeles with our District 3 2023 Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service award. This is an award which asks Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s question “What are you doing for others?” Chairman de los Angeles is a leader deeply committed to serving both the members of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and members of the communities around him. He was born in Seattle and raised in Woodinville on the family farm with his six brothers and two sisters. He was surrounded by loving family and community throughout his childhood and after high school he joined the US Army, where he served for several years. Chairman de los Angeles has spent decades working to protect and uphold the sovereign rights of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and continually works to increase the Tribe’s presence, both locally and nationally. Over time he has held many positions within the tribal community, including Councilmember and Vice Chairman and, as Chair, is the recognized spokesperson on behalf of the Snoqualmie tribe community, representing them locally, regionally and nationally at various events and celebrations.

Eastside Civic Leadership awards

Group photo.

Eastside Civic Leadership awardees

May 31, 2023  | Wonderful to attend the first ever Eastside Civic Leadership Awards tonight to celebrate 16 incredible multi cultural community leaders on the Eastside with over 200 in attendance and our dear friend Narima Amin among them! Congratulations to all the awardees: Narima Amin, Michelle Williams-Clark, Mercedes Cordova-Hakim, Adam Dibba, Dr. Dellyssa Edinboro, Luisa Fonseca, Paul Lwali, Delfina Gonzalez Medina, Eric Mercado, Tina Morales, Angela Marie Phan, Gabriela Lopez Vazquez, Mary Wilbur, James Whitfield, Medha Singitham, and Eric Zhou!

Treatment Court Month

Councilmembers pose with Judge Elizabeth Berns and Teresa Anderson Harper, a Treatment Court graduate.

Councilmembers with Judge Berns and Teresa Anderson Harper

May 23, 2023  |  I was honored to present a Recognition of May as Treatment Court Month in King County, Washington to Judge Elizabeth Berns, a Judge with the King County Superior Court, and Teresa Anderson Harper, Treatment Court Graduate. According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, since the first treatment court opened in 1989, there are now more than 4,000 treatment courts in the United States, including over a dozen across King County, that have collectively served over 1.5 million people. Rather than continuing the revolving door that so many of our residents face, treatment courts break the cycle by connecting individuals with the treatment and support needed to change their lives. They ensure each person receives an individualized, evidence-based treatment plan to identify and meet individual needs beyond clinical treatment, such as education, employment, housing assistance, financial stability, and healthcare to help our community members get back on their feet. The impact of treatment courts to serve King County cannot be overstated. We have a responsibility to ensure that our residents are able to live healthier lives, and I was thankful for the opportunity to recognize May as Treatment Court Month with my King County Council colleagues

Annual Washington D.C. trip

Councilmembers pose for a group photo in Washington DC.

Councilmembers in Washington D.C.

April 27, 2023  |  In late-April, our Council and County Executive took our annual trip to Washington D.C. to meet with our congressional delegation and shared our federal priorities. We spoke about critical issues that our community members are facing, including housing, the environment, transportation, behavioral health and more.