Today, the King County Council appointed former Washington State Senate Majority Leader, Bill Finkbeiner of Kirkland, to the King County Parks Levy Citizens Oversight Board, as the representative for District 6, which includes all of Mercer Island and portions of Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond.
Finkbeiner, a lifelong resident of Kirkland, brings a vast amount of experience to the position. Finkbeiner is currently involved with King County’s Eastside Rail Corridor project as an active member of the Eastside Greenway Alliance.
"I am excited to serve on this board. The parks board really does bring tremendous public benefit to our community” Finkbeiner said. “As a lifelong resident of King County I have gotten more than my share of use from the County Parks and am excited to give something back."
“Bill was the obvious choice for this position,” said Councilmember Balducci who nominated Finkbeiner. “As someone active in his community and former elected official, Bill brings the experience and perspective the County needs to make sure we’re spending the public’s tax dollars well and building a thriving parks, open space and trail system throughout the county. I know he will serve us well.”
The King County Parks Levy Citizens Oversight Board oversees the management of the Parks, Trails, and Open Space Replacement levy passed by King County voters in 2013. Members of the board are nominated by Council district, appointed by the King County Council and serve the term of the levy’s life, which will cease in 2019.