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Top 16 in 2016: King County's year in review

Top 16 in 2016: King County's year in review

Here are Executive Constantine's top 16 accomplishments in 2016.


*Click the photos or links above to read more about King County's 2016 accomplishments.

From the Executive: 

Dow_headshot_newThe most innovative solutions and forward-thinking initiatives in our country increasingly begin not in our nation's capital, but in its bustling metropolitan regions—and King County is consistently at the forefront. That trend continued in 2016 when we made progress on the most important issues of our generation.

We built winning coalitions of government, business and labor along with social justice and environmental champions. Together, we passed the biggest expansion of mass transit in the Puget Sound region’s history, launched the most comprehensive approach to childhood development in the country, and ensured that King County remains a leader in the effort to confront climate change.

Our progress on these and other priorities help us become a more just, inclusive community—a place where all have the chance to achieve their full potential.

I invite you to check out this slideshow of our top 16 accomplishments of 2016. To get the list down to 16 we had to leave some great things out, but know that we admire and appreciate the work done every day by King County employees across this vast and growing region.

Thank you for contributing to these and other achievements, and for the opportunity to serve you as your County Executive. I look forward to building on our successes in the year ahead.

Happy holidays,


Dow Constantine
King County Executive

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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