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…

Captain with students

Confronting climate change aboard a floating classroom

The King County Water Taxi functioned as a floating classroom recently for a firsthand lesson on how King County is confronting climate change. On an unusually hot day on the waterfront, in the midday hours when our vessels are docked, the Marine Division hosted 13 high-schoolers from the Woodland Park Zoo’s Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (Seattle Youth…