First-term Metropolitan King County Council member Claudia Balducci will be the county council’s vice chair of Policy Development and Review after today’s unanimous vote by the council.
Balducci will also chair the county council’s new Mobility Committee.
“I am honored to be selected by my colleagues to help lead the Council in 2018,” Balducci said. “I am also pleased to Chair the Council’s Mobility Committee. Getting around is a challenge most every resident of King County faces on a daily basis. As a longtime proponent of expanded transit service, I look forward to working to confront the serious mobility challenges in our region.”
The Mobility Committee will be responsible for oversight of all transportation in King County, including Metro transit, the King County Water Taxi, and County roads.
Since joining the Council in 2016, Balducci has been the chair of the Regional Transportation Committee and Committee of the Whole. She will continue to serve on these committees in 2018.
The new appointments are part of the reorganization of the County Council for 2018. Balducci will join Council Chair Joe McDermott and Vice Chair of Regional Coordination Kathy Lambert as the Council’s Leadership Team. The Chair and Vice-Chairs work together to set the agendas for meetings of the Council and Committee of the Whole and coordinate the referral and scheduling of legislation.
The Mobility Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.