Community Service Areas
Where King County is your local government
Rural area east of Woodinville, Redmond, and Sammamish. Includes the Redmond Ridge Urban Planned Development and the Sammamish Valley Agriculture Production District. Forested with several lakes, the Sammamish River Valley, and hills to the south and east.
Bear Creek/Sammamish map (3.2 MB)
Rural area that surrounds the rural cities of Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie, North Bend, and Skykomish, plus the towns of Fall City and Snoqualmie Pass. Its eastern part is the Snoqualmie Valley, which has the Snoqualmie Valley Agriculture Production District and several rural cities and towns. Much of the land area is in the forested Cascade Range, with parts of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.
Rural area east of Renton and Newcastle and east and south of Issaquah. Contains the May Valley Basin and foothills of the Cascade Range, including Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, Squak Mountain State Park, and Tiger Mountain State Forest.
Four Creeks/Tiger Mountain map (1.7 MB)
Rural area east of Renton and Kent and north of Covington, Maple Valley, and Black Diamond. Extends east to the border with Kittitas County. Has low rolling hills and several lakes in the western part, while the eastern part is in the Cascade Range—including parts of the Forest Production District and part of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River map (2.4 MB)
Rural area south of Maple Valley, Covington, and Black Diamond and east of Auburn. Surrounds Enumclaw. The northeastern part has the lower and middle Green River basins and includes the Middle Green River Valley Agriculture Production Districts and Hanging Gardens, Kanaskat-Palmer, Nolte, and Flaming Geyser state parks. To the south and slightly east of the river basins is the Enumclaw Plateau. The land further to the east is forested and includes part of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Southeast King County map (2.1 MB)
Unincorporated urban areas, including East Federal Way, North Highline, West Hill, Fairwood, and East Renton. These areas have the potential to be annexed to neighboring cities.
- West King County – north and east areas (1.7 MB)
- West King County – south central areas (1.5 MB)
- West King County – south areas (1.4 MB)
White Center Business District Public Safety Meeting (10/19/2021)
The Community Service Areas program informs, involves, and empowers people and communities in unincorporated King County by…
- Expanding outreach and communication to a wide range of community organizations.
- Identifying a county employee who will serve as a liaison, ombudsman, and information clearinghouse for each Community Service Area.
- Providing a work plan for each Community Service Area that lays out the county’s goals, services, and projects for that area as well as issues identified by area residents and/or businesses.
- Holding meetings in each Community Service Area to introduce the area’s work plan, give residents opportunities to meet with King County leaders, and address issues as needed.
- Providing resources to communities in unincorporated areas through the Community Service Area Grant Program, which offers matching funds for community-led projects through a yearly grant application process for community organizations.
2024 Community Engagement Grants
King County’s Alan M. Painter Grant Program funds community projects that allow unincorporated area residents to participate in, and be more connected to, their communities and King County. Funded projects must demonstrate how they are accessible to all residents regardless of race, income, or language spoken. Please note: These funds may not be used for political activities.
A total of $90,000 will be reimbursed for projects in 2024, in individual grants of less than $5,000 per project. Funding for projects will begin in March 2024.
Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023.
Grant information and application
Grant recipients in previous years
Subvenciones para Participación Comunitaria para 2024
El Programa de Subvenciones Alan M. Painter financia proyectos comunitarios que permiten a los residentes del área no incorporada participar y estar más conectados en sus comunidades y al King County. Los proyectos financiados deben demostrar de qué manera las actividades serán accesibles para todos los residentes, sin importar su raza, sus ingresos o el idioma que hablen. Tenga en cuenta: estos fondos no pueden usarse para actividades políticas.
Se reembolsará un total de $90,000 a los proyectos en 2024. Cada proyecto recibirá menos de $5,000. El financiamiento para los proyectos comenzará en marzo de 2024.
Las solicitudes deben entregarse antes de las 5 p.m. del viernes 15 de diciembre de 2023.
In 2010, the King County Council sought a new approach for engaging with residents in unincorporated areas. Executive Constantine proposed creating a “robust public engagement program that informs, involves, and empowers people and communities.” With guidance from the County’s strategic plan, the county created seven Community Service Areas to represent all unincorporated residents and communities.
The King County Strategic Plan directs us to…
- Expand opportunities to seek input, listen, and respond to residents
- Empower people to play an active role in shaping their future
- Improve public awareness of what King County does
Town Hall meetings in unincorporated King County
These annual meetings are an opportunity to hear from elected and appointed King County leaders and department staff members about how your local government is delivering services.
In 2022, our Town Hall meetings were held in March. All were virtual because of the pandemic.