Mark your calendars—King County Local Services will hold virtual town halls in September and October

A map of King County’s Community Service Areas

Unincorporated King County’s popular Community Service Area Town Halls are going virtual this year.

As with just about everything in 2020, we had to think creatively about how to deliver these popular, usually in-person events while COVID-19 limits public gatherings. Last summer, hundreds of residents turned out to hear directly from King County leaders and officials, explore government services, and more at these events in their communities.

Residents said they preferred that we hold the Town Halls in the fall, and we listened. So this year’s meetings will take place—online via Zoom—in September and October.

Participants will hear from elected and appointed King County leaders as well as department staffers about how their local government is delivering services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The series will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 8 with a meeting for residents and businesses in the East Federal Way area. Local Services will hold another event each week, moving through the unincorporated areas until the final event on Oct. 26 for the Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County area. Below is the full schedule:

  • Sept. 8: East Federal Way
  • Sept. 14: Four Creeks/Tiger Mountain
  • Sept. 16: Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River
  • Sept. 21: Fairwood
  • Sept. 23: SE King County
  • Oct. 1: Bear Creek/Sammamish
  • Oct. 6: Skyway
  • Oct. 15: North Highline (White Center)
  • Oct. 22: Vashon-Maury Island
  • Oct. 26: Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County

Each event will run from 7  to 9 p.m. We’ll provide a Zoom link that users can use to join each meeting as we get closer to the day of the event.

Residents should keep an eye on Local Services’ website and Facebook and Instagram pages, and/or sign up for email and Nextdoor alerts, to get updates about these events.