Mark your calendars: Local Services virtual town halls for Fairwood, Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River, Southeast King County and Four Creeks areas set for June

King County Local Services’ virtual Community Service Area Town Halls will return in June for the Fairwood, Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River, Southeast King County and Four Creeks areas.

Participants will hear directly from and talk with their local government leaders, including King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who represents these areas. Local Services Director John Taylor will offer updates on county services in the unincorporated areas.

These events will take place online via Zoom, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Below is the full schedule, as well as information on how residents can join the meeting:

Fairwood (Tuesday, June 1)

Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River (Thursday, June 3)

Southeast King County (Tuesday, June 8)

Four Creeks (Thursday, June 10)

This is the second consecutive year that King County Local Services has conducted these popular, usually in-person events while COVID-19 limits public gatherings.

Last year, hundreds of residents joined these virtual meetings to hear directly from King County leaders and officials and learn about how their local government provides service in their communities.

At this year’s meetings, participants will get updates on King County Road Services, Permitting, Assessor’s Office, Elections and Natural Resources and Parks, among other services.

Local Services is planning similar events for King County’s other unincorporated areas this fall and will release more information in the coming months.

“These virtual Town Hall events are an important opportunity for King County officials to hear directly from unincorporated residents about what matters most to them,” Dunn says. “I strongly encourage everyone to attend and to bring their question and comments—and as always, I look forward to connecting with unincorporated communities.”

“In what has been one of the most difficult years any of us have faced, I’m proud that King County Local Services can think and work innovatively to hold its annual town halls for the unincorporated areas,” Taylor added. “Since the day we became a department, one of our main goals was to go into our communities, listen and work to deliver services. These town halls, even when held over Zoom, go a long way in accomplishing that goal.”

Local Services will conduct the CSA Town Hall events for other areas of unincorporated King County later in the year and will announce details soon. Please check back for more information.