YDEKC Members, please join us in meeting with King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay to talk about his priorities (and our position) on the Best Starts for Kids 2.0 renewal and expansion, as well as other issues impacting young people in King County!
When: Wednesday, April 21, from 1:30-2:30 PM
YDEKC's Advocacy Hot Topics series brings decision makers and our Members together to discuss the critical issues impacting children and youth in King County. We are pleased to connect with King County’s newest Councilmember, Girmay Zahilay! We will hear from the Councilmember and have a chance for some Q&A.
Girmay Zahilay is a King County Councilmember representing District 2, which includes Skyway, South Seattle, the Central District, Capitol Hill, and the University District. Girmay was raised in South Seattle, growing up in places like Rainier Vista, Holly Park, and Skyway. After graduating from Franklin High School, he received degrees from Stanford University and UPenn Law School, and he worked in the Obama White House. His experiences growing up in public housing and going to public schools inspired him to pursue anti-poverty work through the Congressional Hunger Center and also to found Rising Leaders, Inc., a nonprofit that equips underserved middle school students with mentors and life skills training.
Since taking office 12 months ago, Girmay has laid the foundation to revolutionize our system of policing in King County, invested tens of millions of dollars into Skyway to ensure this neighborhood is the model for investing without displacing, transferred publicly-owned land to community organizations for housing, and responded with urgency to the pandemic to make sure our district and our region are safe.
Join us on April 21st for YDEKC's Advocacy Hot Topics!