Story“I am pleased to announce that the Metropolitan King County Council today unanimously appointed Leah Grant today to the Conservation Futures Oversight Committee,” said Councilman Reagan Dunn, who represents Black Diamond on the County Council. “Leah brings a wealth of knowledge to the board and the residents of Southeast King County will be well served by her representation on the oversight committee.”
Grant is a lifelong resident of King County and has been active in the greater Black Diamond community in preserving open space, building trails and working on the city’s Shoreline Master Program. Grant co-founded a tax-exempt organization, the Lake Sawyer Regional Park Citizens Advisory Committee, in 2008 to help in the development of Black Diamond’s Lake Sawyer Regional Park and has been President of the group since it was founded.
“I’d like to thank Councilmember Dunn for nominating me to the Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee,” Grant said. “I have a strong interest in preserving open space and providing opportunities to engage in nature and outdoor activities in King County, and I am honored to be appointed to the committee.”
Grant has a degree in Chemistry and currently works in the biopharmaceutical industry.
The King County Conservation Futures Citizens Oversight Committee is a volunteer citizen advisory board serving King County government. King County Conservation Futures (CFT) Funds are used to buy open space lands, and the Committee recommends the allocation of CFT funds to the King County Executive and Council, who must approve all funding allocations by ordinance. Committee terms are for four years and are renewable.