Pierce County Executive McCarthy re-elected Puget Sound Regional Council president

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has been re-elected President of the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), which coordinates growth, economic...

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has been re-elected president of the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), which coordinates growth, economic development and transportation planning for the region.

McCarthy, serving her second term as County Executive, was elected on Thurs., May 29, during the PSRC’s annual General Assembly. Redmond Mayor John Marchione was re-elected Vice President.

“As President of the Puget Sound Regional Council over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with dedicated elected officials, community members, and many other civic minded people on improving transportation, growing jobs, and enhancing the region’s communities,” said McCarthy. “Through the PSRC, the region works together to lay the foundation so everyone living here, now and in the future, will enjoy the quality of life that has historically drawn people here and convinced them to stay. I look forward to continuing this important work.”

The region’s General Assembly includes elected representation from all the members of the PSRC, including King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, as well as more than 80 cities, towns, state agencies, transit agencies, ports, and tribal governments.

At the meeting, the General Assembly also adopted the agency’s budget and work program and approved an update to the region’s Transportation 2040 plan.

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