Kathy Lambert will oversee animal control, elections in new committee post

February 9, 2010

By Staff

King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert has new authority to set the agenda for how the county operates. The councilwoman — whose district includes Issaquah — will serve as chairwoman of the Council Government Accountability and Oversight Committee.The new committee assignment came last week as the council reorganized committees for 2010.

Government Accountability and Oversight Committee members consider policy related to numerous county services, like elections, records and licensing, animal control, telecommunications, purchasing and wastewater treatment. The committee also oversees the King County Fair and King County International Airport, or Boeing Field.

“I am especially interested in improving customer service and the cost-effectiveness of county operations, particularly through the efficiencies that technology offers, such as online forms,” Lambert said in a statement. “I am honored by this opportunity to provide leadership for King County to meet the challenges of providing core services during a period of fiscal constraint.”

Lambert also will continue to serve on the Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee. She will serve as vice chairwoman of the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee, and will again serve on the Budget Leadership Team, tasked with reviewing the annual county budget.

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