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King County Elected Officials Reception

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Museum of Flight Seattle, WA     Get Directions
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Get ready for an evening of camaraderie, insights, and celebration! Whether you’re a seasoned homebuilder, a policymaker, or a government insider, this event is a platform for meaningful dialogue, progress updates, and celebrating partnerships.

Event Highlights:

  • Connect and Collaborate: Mingle with fellow attendees, including elected officials, housing advocates, and industry professionals. Swap stories, share laughs, and find common ground over shared interests.
  • Celebrating Partnerships: Raise your glass to the power of collaboration. Let’s honor the alliances that drive positive change in our homebuilding ecosystem.
  • Inspiring Venue: Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring Museum of Flight with access to the museum for the day. Wander through aviation history, surrounded by iconic aircraft and artifacts. As you sip your drink, take in the panoramic views of the dynamic runway at King County International Airport.
  • Culinary Delights: Savor delectable bites and refreshing drinks. Our carefully curated menu celebrates local flavors, ensuring your taste buds are as satisfied as your mind.

    Featuring Speakers

    Claudia Balducci

    Claudia Balducci

    Councilmember, King County

    Councilmember Balducci first became active in civic life when she joined her neighbors to advocate for the revitalization of the Lake Hills community of Bellevue. She went on to serve as on the Bellevue City Council, including one term as Mayor. She is a regional leader, serving as chair of the Sound Transit Board’s System Expansion Committee, president of the Puget Sound Regional Council and chair of the County’s Affordable Housing Committee. She believes that government should tackle the big issues that matter to people, notably housing, transportation and the environment. Councilmember Balducci represents King County District 6 on the Eastside, and in 2022 was reelected by her colleagues to chair the King County Council for a third year.

    Tom McLeod

    Tom McLeod

    Mayor, City of Tukwila

    Mayor Tom McLeod, was elected to the city council in 2016, and elected mayor in 2023. His financial expertise as a tax accountant has shaped Tukwila’s fiscal policies and accountability. As the former chair of the Public Safety Committee, he prioritizes expanding safety infrastructure. He advocates for police body cameras, use-of-force policies, and optimal working conditions for first responders. He also contributes to the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, implementing the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program and enhancing roadway safety. Before joining the City Council, he served on the Tukwila Planning Commission, focusing on sustainable city growth. Mayor McLeod currently represents Tukwila’s interests on the Growth Management Planning Council of King County and works to increase housing stability through the South King County Housing and Homelessness Partnership.



    Public Officials Attending

    King County

    • Claudia Balducci, Councilmember
    • Jorge Baron, Councilmember
    • Sarah Perry, Councilmember
    • John Wilson, King County Assessor

    City of Auburn

    • Nancy Backus, Mayor
    • Larry Brown, Deputy Mayor
    • Hanan Amer, Councilmember
    • Kate Baldwin, Councilmember
    • Tracy Taylor-Turner, Councilmember
    • Yolanda Trout-Manuel, Councilmember

    City of Bellevue

    • Conrad Lee, Councilmember

    City of Bothell

    • Mason Thompson, Mayor
    • Rami Al-Kabra, Deputy Mayor
    • Amanda Dodd, Councilmember

    City of Burien

    • Kevin Schilling, Mayor
    • Linda Akey, Councilmember
    • Alex Andrade, Councilmember
    • Hugo Garcia, Councilmember

    City of Federal Way

    • Lydia Assefa-Dawson, Councilmember

    City of Kenmore

    • Nigel Herbig, Mayor

    City of Kent

    • Dana Ralph, Mayor

    City of Kirkland

    • Kelli Curtis, Mayor
    • Jay Arnold, Deputy Mayor
    • Jon Pascal, Councilmember
    • John Tymczyszyn, Councilmember

    City of Newcastle

    • Sun Burford, Councilmember

    City of North Bend

    • Suzan Torguson, Councilmember

    City of Redmond

    • Angela Birney, Mayor
    • Angie Nuevacamina, Councilmember
    • Osman Salahuddin, Councilmember

    City of Renton

    • Kim-Khanh Van, Councilmember
    • Ed Prince, Councilmember

    City of Sammamish

    • Karen Howe, Deputy Mayor

    City of SeaTac

    • Iris Guzmán, Councilmember

    City of Snoqualmie

    • Rob Wotton, Councilmember

    City of Tukwila

    • Thomas McLeod, Mayor
    • Hannah Hedrick, Councilmember
    • Dennis Martinez, Councilmember
    • Armen Papyan, Councilmember

    City of Yarrow Point

    • Katy Harris, Mayor



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