Category Announcements

27
Jul
2015

Welcome Mark Melroy, Our Newest Board Member

We are pleased to welcome our newest board member, Mark Melroy, to the Muncipal League Board! Mark currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.  In this role, Mark manages all budgetary and financial operations of the office, which has an annual operating budget in excess of $125M, a […]

16
Oct
2013

The Municipal League Releases 2013 General Election Ballot Recommendations

The Municipal League Foundation today released recommendations on City of Seattle Proposition 1, and Seattle City Charter Amendment 19, to appear on the November 5 General Election Ballot. The Municipal League Foundation Board voted to support City of Seattle’s Proposition 1, concerning the creation of a system to publicly finance city council election campaigns. The […]

11
Jul
2013

Municipal League Foundation Releases Recommendation on Prop. 1

MUNILEAGUE SUPPORTS UPCOMING PARKS LEVY The Municipal League Foundation today released its position in support of King County Parks Levy Proposition 1, to appear on the August 6 Primary Ballot. The Municipal League Foundation Board voted to support King County Proposition 1 at the recommendation of our Ballot Issues Committee. King County manages the regional […]

6
Jun
2012

Munileague Raises Question About Proposed Arena Deal

The Municipal League Foundation has released a review of the proposal for a new sports arena proposed in the South Downtown (SODO) neighborhood. The Foundation believes the proposal has great potential to benefit the regional economy but also raises questions that should be addressed before the MOU is adopted. The summary document is intended to […]

8
Apr
2012

2012 Civic Awards draws press attention.

Check out all the press coverage of our 2012 Civic Awards! “Executive thanks Municipal League of King County for regional leadership award; Prestigious James Ellis Regional Leadership Award presented to Dow Constantine in ceremonies tonight” – Bloomberg Businessweek “Award for Gay Marriage Vote Reminds Us- it All Seems so February” – Washington State Wire “Municipal League Civic […]

6
Apr
2012

News of the 2012 Magnuson Award in the Washington State Wire.

The Washington Wire observes how time flies in Olympia and pays special note to our 2012 Magnuson Award Winner in their story titled, “Award for Gay Marriage Vote Reminds Us – it All Seems so February”    

18
Feb
2011

Seattle Times Acknowledges MuniLeague Government Reform Committee Report

Seattle Times reporter Keith Ervin speaks with Muni League Issue Studies co-chair Vanessa Lund about the Government Reform Committee, its latest report, and King County reform efforts during King County Executive Dow Constantine’s first year in office.   About the report . . . The Municipal League’s King County Government Reform Study committee has been […]

19
Aug
2007

In The News – Seattle Times – Earlier primary may cause drop in absentee voting

Seattle Times | Earlier primary may cause drop in absentee voting | 8/19/2007 The Municipal League of King County, by contrast, found it easier to recruit volunteers to interview and rate candidates because interview committees trained and began their work before the Fourth of July, said league Chairman Bruce Carter. There was a downside for […]

2
May
2007

In The News – The Stranger – Setting the Standard

Stranger | Setting the Standard | 5/02/2007 Erica C. Barnett won the Government News Reporting of the Year award from the Municipal League of King County, the 97-year-old local good-government group. http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=213628

14
Mar
2007

In The News – Seattle Times – Viaduct? Tunnel? Voters say no and no

Seattle Times | Viaduct? Tunnel? Voters say no and no | 3/14/2007 The Municipal League of King County urged voters to send in blank ballots as a protest, arguing more options should be considered, including other tunnel variations, the surface option or repair of the existing viaduct. Election officials said Tuesday they were not sure […]

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