Members of the King County Council join retiring executive director of ARCH Arthur Sullivan after the council recognized Sullivan as a voice for affordable housing in East King County. Photo courtesy of King County.

Members of the King County Council join retiring executive director of ARCH Arthur Sullivan after the council recognized Sullivan as a voice for affordable housing in East King County. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County Council recognizes ARCH’S Arthur Sullivan

Executive director of A Regional Coalition for Housing retires after three decades.

The Metropolitan King County Council recognized retiring executive director of A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH), Arthur Sullivan on Oct. 29.

Sullivan was committed to the construction and preservation of diverse housing for low and moderate-income communities. For nearly three decades, his focus was to ensure housing was available for all people who wanted to live in the cities and neighborhoods of East King County.

“We are so fortunate to have benefited from Arthur Sullivan’s leadership and expertise, and we will miss him. He brought and held many cities together in a common cause to provide affordable housing to the Eastside and many residents are better off because of it,” council vice chair and sponsor of the recognition Claudia Balducci said in a press release.

Sullivan helped create ARCH in 1993, and has served as its executive director. ARCH uses a teamwork approach to solving local housing issues. It assists member governments in developing housing policies, strategies, programs and development regulations. ARCH also helps coordinate the cities’ financial support to groups creating affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households. ARCH also helps people look for affordable rental and home ownership.

See www.kingcounty.gov for more.

More in Life

Perfection to depression – Measuring ourselves to death

A monthly column about mindfulness and mental wellbeing.

Photo courtesy city of Bellevue
                                Halloween on the Hill seeks to be inclusive of all ages.
Halloween on the Hill event celebrating its ninth year

The event is set for Oct. 26 and is hosted by the South Bellevue Community Center.

The Nightmare at Beaver Lake runs through Oct. 31. Take a scary stroll through Beaver Lake Park, 2600 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish. Courtesy image
Nightmare at Beaver Lake continues through Oct. 31

The Nightmare at Beaver Lake is back. Experience one of the Northwest’s… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Yash Limaye
                                From left, Reva Galande, Mihir Limaye, Amol Rane and Ahana Ranade prepare for the fancy dress competition part of Deepmala.
New Diwali celebration for kids comes to the Eastside

Deepmala will be Oct. 20 at Eastside Bahá’í Center.

What happiness, etiquette, mindfulness have in common

A monthly column about mindfulness and mental wellbeing.

Libraries are welcoming spaces for everyone | Book Nook

A monthly column from the King County Library System.

Photo by Nityia Photography
                                Dora Gyarmati.
Redefine goals based on virtues to find joy | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness and wellbeing.

Photos courtesy of Celeste Gracey
                                Bellevue’s Chris Adam’s, right, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 32 years ago. He’s now using his experiences to help people with this chronic illness through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. It’s hosting an education event at the Meydenbauer Center Sept. 15.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation event on Sept. 15

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center.

From left, Kaavya Manam, Emerson Schrider and Ellen Chang of Happy Bubbles sold handmade bath and body products at the Children’s Business Fair in Bellevue on Aug. 31. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Eastside youth entrepreneurs set up shop at Children’s Business Fair

Youth entrepreneurs donate a portion of their proceeds to charity of choice.

Blake Peterson/staff photo
                                Park Ranger Christie Caldwell of Lake Hills Greenbelt Park led the recent event.
Crows celebrated at educational event after getting Species of the Year title

“Bird Brains: An American Crow” took place on Aug. 23 at Lake Hills Greenbelt Park.

Bellevue Utilities presenting green-cleaning workshops

The seasonal workshops started in 2012.