Black History Month, vaccination delays, face-mask fashion, EV legislation, and more up at the Council…

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February 22, 2021


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As the one county in the nation named for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – a decision made by the County Council in 1986 and ratified by the voters – we’ve been working to live up to the name and to look at all decisions through an equity and social justice lens.  Sometimes we are successful, sometimes less so.

In truth, the history of Black Americans is part of the history of all Americans.  As stated in the County’s Black History Month proclamation, “The scientific, technological, economic, political, and cultural innovations by Black Americans and African Americans have been essential to the progress of our nation and we will continue to honor these accomplishments every month and every day in Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., County, Washington State.”

Here in the Seattle area, we are fortunate to be home to several innovative organizations that work to educate the public about Black American history and culture.  Examples include the Northwest African American Museum, and the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center, among many others.    

In today’s e-newsletter we look at the latest in COVID news, including vaccination delays and the newest in mask-wear!

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at 

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.