Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has been reelected President of the Puget Sound Regional Council, which coordinates growth, economic development and transportation planning for the region.
McCarthy, serving her second term as County Executive, was elected on Thursday, May 29, during the PSRC's annual General Assembly. Redmond Mayor John Marchione was reelected Vice President.
"As President of the Puget Sound Regional Council over the past year, I've had the opportunity to collaborate with dedicated elected officials, community members, and many other civic minded people on improving transportation, growing jobs, and enhancing the region's communities," McCarthy said.
"Through the PSRC, the region works together to lay the foundation so everyone living here, now and in the future, will enjoy the quality of life that has historically drawn people here and convinced them to stay. I look forward to continuing this important work."
The region's General Assembly includes elected representation from all the members of the PSRC, including King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, as well as more than 80 cities, towns, state agencies, transit agencies, ports, and tribal governments.
At the meeting, the General Assembly also adopted the agency's budget and work program and approved an update to the region's Transportation 2040 plan.
Title VI Notice: PSRC fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see www.psrc.org/about/public/titlevi/ or call 206-587-4819.
Rick Olson, Puget Sound Regional Council