Latest Blog Posts

  1. Early Intervention

    It was 2016 when Taylor first noticed that her 12-month old baby, Kael, may be experiencing some delays in his development. From the beginning, Kael was upset by loud noises and did not like being around crowds. When he wasn’t babbling or making some...

    HumanServices
  2. Greener greens

    For nearly a quarter of a century, the Chambers Creek Regional Park Master Site Plan has included plans to build a golf course, restaurant, hotel and other community amenities.  It also included enhancements to the initial trail system. Since that...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  3. Gatherings

    Gatherings serve an important role in our community.  They rally us around a common interest or concern.  And, they give us a shared place to put differences aside for a bit of time. Gatherings give us an opportunity to learn from one another and...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  4. Work at the intersection of 62nd Avenue NW and 144th Street NW starts April 9

    Construction on a project to improve the intersection of 62nd Avenue Northwest and 144th Street Northwest will begin April 9. The project is expected to be complete in early 2020. The project will increase the safety and efficiency of the...

    DerekYoung
  5. Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 1st, 2019

    Monday, April 1st, 2019 1:30 pm Community Development Committee Derek Young, Chair Dave Morell, Vice Chair Marty Campbell Jim McCune Douglas G. Richardson Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click!...

    DerekYoung
  6. Prenatal to 25 Advisory Commission for Child, Youth and Young Adult Development is a must!

    Next Tuesday, Apr. 2, the Pierce County Council will have an opportunity to pass  Ordinance 2019-6. This ordinance would establish a prenatal to age 25 (P-25) advisory commission made up of parents and people that work with and for the children of...

    ConnieLadenburg
  7. Lives at stake

    I can’t think of a more important job than saving a life.  Sometimes it can be in a very controlled environment when skill and precision are paramount – think of a surgeon in an operating room.  Sometimes it can be in the middle of chaos, when faced...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  8. Two bills for young people in Pierce County

    Pierce County lags behind our peers in most socioeconomic measurements. Whether it’s poverty rates, educational attainment, behavioral health, child dependency, or crime we see clear signals of social policy failures. That’s why Councilmember...

    DerekYoung
  9. #ThePierceCountyWay

    During this year’s State of the County Address I had the honor of telling our community about the great work you’ve been doing on behalf of our residents as well as some tremendous community collaborations where we play a variety of roles. I also...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  10. 2019 Legislative Town Halls

    26th Legislative District Senator Emily Randall Saturday, March 23rd 9:00 am at Olympic College Theater 1520 Ohio Ave. in Bremerton 12:00 pm at Gig Harbor City Hall 3510 Grandview St. in Gig Harbor 3:00 pm at Key Peninsula Civic Center 17010 S Vaughn...

    DerekYoung
  11. A unique partnership

    I talk about the power of partnerships frequently. That’s because I believe in partnerships strongly and see them in action around the County on a daily basis. In all cases, people from different organizations with different strengths, abilities, and...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  12. Farewell, Pierce County

    I vividly remember my first day in the County. I didn’t know what to expect! Many of the staff knew me from my work in the community. Those who didn’t wondered who the strange guy was roaming the hallways. About two months after my arrival, we held...

    HumanServices
  13. Council Schedule Highlights Week of March 11th, 2019

    Monday, March 11th, 2019 1:30 pm Public Safety Committee Jim McCune, Chair Pam Roach, Vice Chair Connie Ladenburg Dave Morell Derek Young This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20...

    DerekYoung
  14. Lights….camera….action!

    The character Mike Baxter on the show “Last Man Standing” is a big fan of using vlogs (video blogs) to reach the customers of Outdoor Man.  Vlogs are an effective and different way to engage people.   For many, watching a short video is much easier...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  15. The power of differences

    I have been fortunate to have had many different “careers.” Serving in the Navy in a variety of locations; as a quality leader and operations executive for a manufacturing company; on the Puyallup School Board; in both the Washington State House and...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  16. The Future Of Our Children

    Pierce County, a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. But what is it like to grow up in Pierce County? Is it a place where we value children … all children? Most of the children in Pierce County are doing well but I want to focus on...

    ConnieLadenburg
  17. A world of difference

    By now you know that I really like and appreciate history – and the people who have confronted significant challenges and overcame them.  So, have you heard about the amazing life of Dr. Nettie Asberry? I must admit I had not until we shared her...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  18. Celebrating Black History Month

    Every February, we celebrate Black History Month to honor the contributions and accomplishments of African-American pioneers and visionaries. On the national level, historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are often the focus...

    HumanServices
  19. Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 18th, 2019

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 9:30 am Human Services Committee Connie Ladenburg, Chair Marty Campbell, Vice Chair Douglas G. Richardson Dave Morell Derek Young This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network)...

    DerekYoung
  20. Frozen

    In the movie, Frozen, ice queen Elsa sings “the snow never bothered me, anyway!”  Well, it may not bother Elsa, but it sure made life miserable for our residents. Thankfully for them, we had an amazing group of County employees – and some equally...

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