Join us for Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County Subarea Plan Engagement Kickoff Event on May 24

We’re back on, Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County!

If you live or work in the unincorporated Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County area, please join us Tuesday, May 24 via Zoom for our Subarea Plan Engagement Kickoff Event! (This event was rescheduled from last month)

This is your chance to help shape the development of your area for the next 20 years. King County Local Services has been working the past nine months to collect data and create a work plan for the 20-year Subarea Plan for the Snoqualmie Valley/Northeast King County Community Service Area.

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UPDATED: Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County Subarea Plan Kickoff Event postponed for a few weeks

UPDATE: The online Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County Subarea Plan Engagement Kickoff Event scheduled for this Thursday has been postponed and will be rescheduled in the coming weeks. Once a date and time are set, we will post the new information immediately. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For updates and to learn more, please visit https://www.publicinput.com/SnoValleyNEKC

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Earth Day 2022: King County Road Services Takes Action on Climate Change

(By Road Services staff )

Not everyone can take transit. Not everyone can bike or walk to school or work. We need roads. Climate-friendly roads.

King County Road Services builds and maintains 1,500 miles of road and 185 bridges. We also build and maintain sidewalks, bike lanes, and traffic lights. Here’s how we do it in a climate-friendly way.

We reuse materials – almost all materials!

Landfills are a top contributor to greenhouse gases which cause climate change.  We keep as much construction material as possible out of the landfill.

Just like you sort your trash at home, we sort materials on a project site. This is what our sorting looks like.

We sort reusable materials into different categories. They include concrete, untreated wood like trees, steel from guardrail, treated wood like guardrail posts, and asphalt.

It’s called the Green Economy because we reuse almost all of it.

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Forums to give residents a chance to hear from Sheriff finalists directly

Residents will get a chance to hear from the three finalists for King County Sheriff directly during a pair of online forums next week.

The King County Executive Dow Constantine’s Office announced the names of the three candidates who will move forward to final phase of the recruitment process for a new King County Sheriff, following three rounds of interviews with the hiring committee.

The three finalists selected are:

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Local Services awards grants to community organizations working to bring communities together

Included in this year’s list of recipients of the Alan M. Painter Grant Program is The Alajawan Brown Foundation for its Thanksgiving Day event. Photo courtesy of The Alajawan Brown Foundation/Alajawan’s Hands.

King County is awarding more than $100,000 in grants to dozens of volunteer-led community events and projects in its unincorporated areas through the Alan M. Painter Grant Program.

Community groups in unincorporated King County competed for the grants, which range between $500 and $4,000 each. Applicants had to match at least one quarter of the total cost of their projects, and the projects had to be accessible to all unincorporated residents, regardless of race, income, or language.

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King County Local Services virtual town halls for the unincorporated areas return in March

They’re back! King County Local Services is again bringing local government directly to the unincorporated areas with the return of its popular Community Service Area Town Hall events.

And those who attend will help to prioritize the community requests submitted to Local Services in 2021.

The local government for the nearly 250,000 residents and businesses of unincorporated King County will hold nearly a dozen of these virtual events throughout March. Those who attend will hear from their elected leaders and department staff about services and programs in their communities.

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‘Your Voice, Your Choice”: Participatory budgeting focuses on community outreach, idea collection

King County’s participatory budgeting process is coming to the community – and it needs your involvement.

After spending the last six months creating the framework for how this new process will work, members of the Community Investment Budget Committee are now helping educate people about how they can help guide $10 million in investments in five urban unincorporated areas of King County.

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King County Local Services Top 21 Accomplishments of 2021

The global COVID-19 pandemic turned 2021 into another historic, trying year for the world.

King County Local Services met the challenges head on to deliver the type of service our residents and businesses expect during normal times, let alone unprecedented ones.

Our department helped put much-needed money into the hands of businesses and organizations. We adapted our services to meet the changing needs of unincorporated King County. We even launched a community driven budgeting process that will allow people who live, work, play and worship in traditionally underserved areas to decide how money is spent.

And those were just a few of the things Local Services accomplished over the past year. Scroll down to view our department and our divisions’ top accomplishments of 2021:

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Program Manager brings international experience in environmental infrastructure, marine project management to help develop shared septic system in Fall City

Program Manager Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson has helped address complicated infrastructure problems across the globe – Italy, Kazakhstan, even the Deepwater Horizon MC252 Oil Spill.

But the puzzle he’ll work to solve for King County Local Services sits here in his backyard.

The Program Manager and Fall City resident’s main goal is to help deliver a shared septic system to the unincorporated area near Snoqualmie, which business owners have requested for decades and say could unlock the potential of the area’s aging commercial buildings.

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New Project Manager aims to deliver much-requested community center to Skyway

Malcolm Lee

As a Skyway resident for nearly 25 years, Malcolm Lee sees the obvious: the diverse and vibrant community lacks a community center.

That’s why he’s so excited about his new role as Project Manager with Local Services. Malcolm’s objective is to leverage his experience as a resident and coordinating high-profile projects, along with a passion for uplifting culturally diverse communities, to help deliver a center to the urban unincorporated area south of Seattle.

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