Kent's Perry elected to Executive Committee of Sound Cities Association
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
February 14, 2013 · Updated 3:01 PM
City of Kent Councilwoman Jamie Perry was elected to the 2013 Executive Committee of the Sound Cities Association (SCA), which represents 35 cities in King County and provides a regional voice for nearly one million people.
“SCA gives the city of Kent and our other members cities a powerful regional voice, provides members an opportunity to connect and network, and offers tremendous tools to learn what other cities are doing,” said Deanna Dawson, SCA executive director, in a media release.
Perry is serving her second term on the SCA Board. She is also the SCA communications chair who has revamped the agency's brand and website. She has represented the board as an alternate on the Growth Management Planning Committee, the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County and the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Economic Development District Board.
SCA provides a voice for King County cities under 150,000 population through leadership in areas such as economic and community development, transportation, land use, health, government operations, the environment, education, public safety, social welfare and other public policy issues.
SCA, which was formerly known as the Suburban Cities Association, was established more than 40 years ago to help King County cities act locally and partner regionally to create vital and thriving communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support and networking.
“Our county is no longer dozens of bedroom communities surrounding a single city, but a network of bustling urban centers that together define a larger metro area and regional economy, and this new name reflects that evolution,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “The new name also reflects a new spirit of partnership between the cities and the county. We are united in advocating as one region for our economy and quality of life."
For more information, visit www.SoundCities.org.Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.