August News Update and Upcoming Events

dave upthegrove - king county council district 5

August News Update and Upcoming Events

Celebrating Standout Organizations in South King County

Spending time with organizations doing incredible work in South King County is one of the best parts of my service.

This month, I delivered checks to the Seattle South King Sluggers and the Minority Veterans of America. 

Councilmember Upthegrove Sluggers Check Delivery
Councilmember Upthegrove Minority Veterans of America


The Sluggers is a baseball team for low-vision and blind baseball players, and the Minority Veterans of America aims to advance equity for minority veterans. 

King County is proud to provide funding to both organizations, who are working to make South King County more inclusive and welcoming for all. 

Summer Festival Season

Councilmember Upthegrove at Kent Cornucopia Days

July was festival month in South King County. At Kent Cornucopia Days and Renton River Days, I got the chance to connect with community organizations and constituents, enjoy local bands and performers and celebrate our communities. Check out this video to see some highlights of my time at Kent Cornucopia Days.

What Happened in July?

Councilmember Upthegrove Visits Burien's Community Court

I recently visited the Burien Community Court, a wonderful new addition to South King County’s justice system. The Court aims to interrupt the incarceration cycle and meet low-level offenders where they are at with the services they need.

This incredible service model is already having a positive impact in Burien and beyond. 


I also went on a hard hat tour of the nearly-completed Kent YMCA, where I learned about the exciting plans for this new community hub in Kent. King County is honored to have provided funding for the newest branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, which will serve the Kent community with recreation activities and community programming. Take a look at this video to get a behind-the-scenes peek.

Councilmember Upthegrove Visits Kent YMCA

Upcoming Events in District 5

Visit my website for a list of opportunities to connect with resources and enjoy all that South King County has to offer in August. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on news from my office and the County.

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



King County Councilmember
District 5