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About the Oversight Council

The Opioid Abatement Council (OAC) is an oversight body responsible for ensuring appropriate documentation and reporting of opioid settlement funds used by King County and cities within King County that receive funds from opioid lawsuits via the One Washington Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This page provides information about the membership and responsibilities of the Council.

Role of the Opioid Abatement Council

Settlement funds allocated to King County and its eligible cities will be overseen by the King County Opioid Abatement Council (OAC). This is a mandatory regional entity required by the One Washington MOU. The OAC is made up of representatives from King County, the City of Seattle, and the Sound Cities Association.

The OAC is responsible for ensuring appropriate reporting and accounting by cities and King County for settlement funds. While the OAC oversees distribution and reporting on spending of settlement dollars, it does not control decision-making related to spending. Cities and King County receive direct payments from the settlement proceeds and control how those funds are spent within their jurisdictions if they are spent on opioid abatement services and programs.

Who is on King County Opioid Abatement Council?

Government representatives from:

  • King County (2 members)
    • Brad Finegood, Public Health—Seattle & King County
    • Dan Floyd, Dept. of Community and Human Services
  • City of Seattle (1 member)
    • Jeff Sakuma, City of Seattle
  • Sound Cities Association (1 member)
    • Kent Hay, City of Auburn

Membership is based roughly on the percentage of regional funding received.

What is the role of Public Health — Seattle & King County?

Public Health — Seattle & King County serves as the administrator of the OAC and, as such:

  • Receives and maintains expenditure reports and other data from parties utilizing settlement funds
  • Maintains and updates public data dashboards
  • Maintains OAC records
  • Prepares annual accounting of OAC administrative expenses
  • Reports to the National Trust as required

King County cities with population over 10,000 people receiving funds

  • Auburn
  • Bellevue
  • Bothell
  • Burien
  • Covington
  • Des Moines
  • Enumclaw
  • Federal Way
  • Issaquah
  • Kenmore
  • Kent
  • Kirkland
  • Lake Forrest Park
  • Maple Valley
  • Mercer Island
  • Newcastle
  • Redmond
  • Renton
  • Sammamish
  • SeaTac
  • Seattle
  • Shoreline
  • Snoqualmie
  • Tukwila
  • Woodinville