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September 9, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee announced an end to the state COVID directives and state of emergency by October 31. Washington has been especially apt in following health and safety protocols and has shown to have one of the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths in the nation.  The governor expressed in his statement that regardless of the emergency orders ending, Washington must continue to take the virus seriously and that commitments to the public’s well-being will continue. Read more about the upcoming rescission here.

Also, September is Hunger Action Month! On Thursday, September 15th at 12:00 p.m., Food Lifeline and Second Harvest will be hosting a virtual Town Hall to discuss state and federal opportunities to change the prevalence of child hunger. Influential leaders and lawmakers will be speaking on issues of child hunger, child nutrition programs, and school meals. The state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and State Representative Marcus Riccelli will speak live at the event, as well. You can RSVP to this event here and find more information about Food Lifeline here

Also, one quick correction. The August 26th edition of my newsletter incorrectly stated that the Forecast Council met to approve the July revenue forecast. The Forecast Council actually approved the 2023 revenue and economic forecast.

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.