King County Executive Dow Constantine will be named Public Official of the Year by Governing magazine tonight in Washington, DC.
“It is an honor to represent King County on a national stage as we are recognized as a model of what a forward-thinking region can accomplish when we work together,” said Constantine. “At a time of uncertainty at the national level, we continue to make progress toward being a more just, inclusive community where all have the chance to achieve their full potential. We are embracing the future, upholding the American promise of hope, freedom and opportunity for all.”
This video shows some of what the region has accomplished by working together:
Every year since 1994, Governing has honored individual state and local government officials for outstanding accomplishment by naming them Public Officials of the Year. Readers are invited to nominate individuals who have had a notable positive impact on their department or agency, community or state.
Executive Constantine will be honored alongside the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Denver, and five others.
Dow was selected for his Best Starts for Kids initiative as well as his work on ORCA Lift and increasing health insurance enrollment.
As Executive of King County, Dow Constantine has been a member of PSRC’s Executive Board since his election in 2009.