King County Executive
King County appoints Community Investment Committee members to guide $10 million investments in urban unincorporated areas
The King County Department of Local Services appointed 21 residents of different backgrounds and geographies for a new committee to create a process that will allow communities to choose how to invest $10 million in their neighborhoods.
Protecting and restoring Bear Creek watershed, one of the most productive salmon habitats in all of King County
A key segment of the Bear Creek watershed near Redmond – one of the most productive salmon habitats in the Central Puget Sound region – is now permanently protected, the latest progress by the Land Conservation Initiative launched by King County Executive Dow Constantine.
Executive Constantine statement on passage of $630 million COVID emergency supplemental budget
"The investments in this emergency budget will help every community in King County turn this moment of recovery into an opportunity to make a permanent and positive difference for all people."
Lace up your hiking boots for summer: Trailhead Direct returns June 5
Trailhead Direct transit service returns June 5 with service to Issaquah Alps and Mount Si. Both routes are easily accessible to Sound Transit Link Light Rail.
Executive Constantine thanks retiring Public Health Director, names interim director
King County Executive Dow Constantine thanks Public Health – Seattle & King County Director Patty Hayes for 30 years of public service as she steps down at the end of May. Dennis Worsham, a public health leader in Washington state for over 20 years, will serve as Interim Director.
King County launches construction of future RapidRide H Line
King County Executive Dow Constantine today joined city, county, and community leaders to mark the launch of construction of the future RapidRide H Line. Transit improvements spanning 13 miles from downtown to Seattle to Burien will upgrade the speed, reliability, and customer experience for the current Route 120.
King County launches $145 million Rent Assistance Program to prevent evictions and homelessness
As announced in King County Executive Dow Constantine’s 2021 State of the County speech last week, the County’s 2021 Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program is now open to help residents behind in rent and utility payments as a result of COVID-19 hardships.
Executive Constantine’s State of the County: 'We are making transformational changes for our shared future'
King County Executive Dow Constantine delivered the 2021 State of the County to the King County Council, announcing the first Health Through Housing purchase of a hotel in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood, the return of Trailhead Direct, and relaunch of rental assistance grants.
Executive Constantine signs order to strengthen pro-equity contracting
An order by King County Executive Dow Constantine will transform the county's existing contracting program to make it easier for minority- and women-owned businesses to compete for county contracts.