Local Girl Makes Good

Angle Lake Neighbor and Shore Club Member Julia Patterson, former Metropolitan King County Councilmember, will be honored in April as the 2014 Public Official of the Year by the Municipal League of King County.

Julia Patterson originally became involved in local politics when she felt that the County was ignoring the needs of her community. Together with other citizens, Julia led the city of SeaTac incorporation effort. In 1989, she was elected as a founding member of the new City Council. Patterson went on to serve in the state House and Senate, and served for 12 years on the King County Council.

During her career, Patterson served in leadership positions on a number of boards in the region including Chair of the King County Board of Health, Chair of the King County Council and Vice Chair of the Sound Transit Board of Directors. She is a current board member on the Valley Medical Board of Trustees and the Matt Griffin YMCA Board of Directors. Patterson also served as a member of the Health Steering Committee and as a representative on the Large Urban Counties Caucus for the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Patterson will officially receive the 2014 Public Official of the Year award during the Municipal League’s April 3 Civics Awards dinner. For more information about the Civics award recipients please visit Municipal League Foundation Civic Awards Page.

Congratulations Julia on receiving this esteemed award in recognition of your career achievements.

1 comment:

Tani Rae said...

Isn't she amazing? And she helped us so much when Jonathan was running. I bet she would make the best ever Manor Club President! Let's start a petition.