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About Us

About Us

As public servants and employees of the Metropolitan King County Council, we provide a public hearing process for land use and other critical issues that is fair, efficient, open and accessible to all citizens. Our decisions and recommendations strive to be well written, accurate, clearly reasoned and appropriately based on adopted laws, rules and policies. The Office of the Hearing Examiner is committed to courtesy, promptness and helpfulness in assisting the public to make full and effective use of its services.

Inspiring public confidence in King County government through accessible process, impartial consideration, and reasoned decisions, the King County Hearing Examiner is appointed by the Metropolitan King County Council. We are committed public servants holding fair hearings on governmental actions involving King County and the public.

Visit the Hearings Guide to learn more about the Office of the Hearing Examiner.


David Spohr, Hearing Examiner
Alison Moss, Hearing Examiner pro tem
Leila Arefi-Pour, Hearing Examiner pro tem
Susan Drummond, Hearing Examiner pro tem
Lauren Olson, Legislative Secretary
Jessica Oscoy, Office Manager