King County Executive
Accomplishments of first term set the stage for future reforms
After re-election by the largest margin of victory ever in a race for the County’s top office, King County Executive Dow Constantine outlined the accomplishments of the past year, and the past four years, that provide the foundation for the work that lies ahead.
Second group of military veterans graduates from King County HERO Program
Six-month paid internships help participants gain valuable civilian career skills
National award to King County for making it easier for small firms to do business with the county
Procurement Reform Initiative recognized by American City & County Magazine
Biographies of HERO Program graduates
Military veterans held six-month internships with King County
Disappointment at continued inaction on state transportation funding
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued this statement regarding last night’s announcement that there will be no special session on state transportation:
As state climate debate heats up, local governments call for action to cool down
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Mayors from the cities of Mercer Island, Kirkland, Issaquah, Shoreline, Snoqualmie, Sammamish, Seattle, and Tukwila have issued a joint letter calling for bold state action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Rapid Re-housing pilot launched to help homeless families
A new pilot program will move as many as 350 homeless families in King County into rental housing by December 31, 2014 and provide a range of short duration support services to help those families achieve stability. A total of just over $3.1 million will be dedicated to the pilot over the course of the next year.
Business still booming one year after voter approval of marriage equality
Marriage license applications at King County Recorder's Office up 33% since law allowing same-sex couples to wed took effect
King County selected as founding member of Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
National public-private partnership will promote social, environmental, and economic sustainability in procuring goods and services