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2015 Year in Review

Top 15 in 2015: King County's year in review

2015 was a year of significant accomplishment on behalf of the people of King County. Here are the top 15.


*Click the photos or links above to read more about King County's 2015 accomplishments.

From the Executive: 

Dow_headshot_newMeaningful accomplishments in government require years of persistent, determined effort.

In 2015, the work we've done to build partnerships, conduct research, marshal resources, and measure performance resulted in some of my administration's greatest achievements to date.

I am especially proud of Best Starts for Kids, an initiative I proposed to invest earlier in our community's youngest residents. We brought together researchers, service providers, educators, policy experts, and community leaders to create a performance-driven, prevention-oriented approach—and voters approved a six-year levy to fund it.

Several of our accomplishments place King County at the forefront of national movements, including income inequality, climate change, and paid parental leave. We again embraced emerging technologies to make our operations more efficient and bring us closer to our goal of being the nation's best-run government.

As Sound Transit continued to deliver light rail projects under budget and ahead of schedule, I accepted re-election as Chair of the agency's Board. The work we have invested in regional mobility sets the stage for a major breakthrough this spring when University Link opens for business.

I look forward to what we will achieve together next year to ensure King County remains one of the most vibrant, prosperous regions in the United States.



Dow Constantine
King County Executive

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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