July News Update and Upcoming Events

dave upthegrove - king county council district 5

July News Update and Upcoming Events 

Free Summer Meals for Kids


School’s out for the summer! But you can still get school lunch all summer long. Free summer meals for kids and teens are provided through school districts in South King County. More information on summer lunch and breakfast can be found below:

Transit Advisory Committee

Are you interested in helping shape transportation services in King County? Apply to join Metro’s Transit Advisory Commission, a diverse group of community members who advise the King County Council and Executive on transit policy.

We’re currently recruiting for members from South King County. Learn more/apply online at www.kingcounty.gov/TAC

For questions, or to let us know you applied, please contact Elka Peterson Horner at elka.petersonhorner@kingcounty.gov


Family Separation 

In mid-June, local community members and religious leaders gathered in an overflow crowd at the Normandy Park Congregational Church for an interfaith vigil where we lifted the voices of opposition to the President's family separation policies.

I had the opportunity to share King County Council’s unanimous action calling for an end to the practice of separating children from their families.

More info here.


Upcoming Events in District 5

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and there are plenty of places to gather and watch the fireworks.

BurienIndependence Day Parade, 4-5pm at Burien Town Square Park

Des MoinesFireworks over Des Moines, 12pm-11pm at Des Moines Beach Park

Kent Fourth of July Splash, 12pm-10:30pm at Lake Meridian Park

RentonFabulous Fourth of July, 9am-10:30pm at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park


TukwilaFourth at the Fort, 9am-10:30pm at Fort Dent Park

For information on other July events, visit my website for a list of opportunities to connect with resources and enjoy all that South King County has to offer.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any comments or concerns, I always appreciate hearing from you.



King County Councilmember
District 5