Newly appointed Deputy Director of the Department of Local Services Danielle de Clercq at her desk inside her Seattle office.

“Keeping things simple” with the new Deputy Director of Local Services

The newly appointed Deputy Director of the Department of Local Services adheres to a fundamental rule when working to solve problems. Don’t complicate things. “I like to keep things simple,” Danielle de Clercq says. “Break it down to the basics. The simpler we can define the problem, the easier it is to solve.” De Clercq’s…

John Parrott (shown here), who has four decades of experience in the aviation industry, has been selected as the airport’s next director as part of a highly competitive, nationwide recruiting effort. Parrott will begin his duties on January 14, 2019.

John Parrott named director of King County International Airport

(Re-posted from The Centerline) King County International Airport-Boeing Field will have new leadership in the New Year. John Parrott, who has four decades of experience in the aviation industry, has been selected as the airport’s next director as part of a highly competitive, nationwide recruiting effort. Parrott will begin his duties on January 14, 2019.…

table at Skyway-West Hill subarea plan open house

What adoption of the biennial King County Budget for the new Department of Local Services means for residents of unincorporated King County

The biennial King County Budget adopted this month by the Metropolitan King County Council establishes the new King County Department of Local Services, as proposed by Executive Dow Constantine. Among the benefits that local residents can hope to see in 2019-2020 are:  Improved coordination of local services For the first time ever, residents will have…

John Taylor takes helm as inaugural director of Department of Local Services

One day after being named the first director of a new King County department designed to exclusively serve residents of the unincorporated areas, John Taylor participated at a retreat for division leaders and outlined his vision for delivering outstanding local public services. “There is currently no city hall for the residents of unincorporated King County,…

map of unincorporated King County

Executive details new Dept. of Local Services in proposed 2019-2020 budget

The new Department of Local Services, established by ordinance last week by the King County Council, is now part of the 2019-2020 King County budget which Executive Dow Constantine this week proposed to the Council. In formalizing the new department, the Executive highlighted several key investments he is proposing to improve the coordination and delivery of…