Celebrating the first annual King County Recovery Champion!

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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn

Your Weekly King County Council and District 9 Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Last week, the King County Council unanimously passed legislation creating the King County Recovery Champion Award. I proposed this award to honor a person or organization in King County that has demonstrated hard work and passion in helping people recover from substance use disorders.

King County Recovery Champion

King County Council with 2022 Recovery Champion Brad Finegood and behavioral health community leaders.

This year, my colleagues and I presented the first annual Recovery Champion Award to Brad Finegood, a strategic advisor at Public Health – Seattle & King County who has worked in the behavioral health field for 25 years. Not only is Brad a driving force behind many efforts to combat substance use disorder here in King County, but he has also been an invaluable help to me in my own efforts to tackle this urgent issue. I especially appreciate Brad’s partnership on the ‘Laced and Lethal’ fentanyl overdose prevention campaign, his involvement in this year’s King County Conference on Substance Use Disorders, and his ongoing fight against the stigma that prevents too many people from seeking medical treatment.

For so many in recovery, it is the unsung heroes like Brad who make their recovery journey possible. It’s an honor to celebrate the champions in our community who are making a real difference by helping folks reclaim their lives from drugs and alcohol.

If you or someone you know needs help seeking treatment from substance use disorder, I encourage you to start here, today. Remember—treatment works, and recovery is always possible!


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Reagan Dunn
King County Councilmember
District 9

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