King County Assessor John Wilson, “Your 2016 Property Taxes & Other Useful Info”
King County Assessor John Wilson, elected in 2015, assumes office having earned the praise of people both inside and outside King County as one of the most innovative, forward thinking managers in local government.
Wilson served as Chief Deputy Assessor for four years, gaining a reputation for savvy development of mobile technology and public‑facing solutions that enhance customer service, while driving down costs. During his tenure, he rebuilt the department’s website, increasing traffic 10‑fold to nearly 4 million page views a month and led a team that developed a best‑in‑class mobile iPad application for field data collection that annually saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in avoided costs. He also spearheaded King County, launching an online property tax appeals platform that, after two years, is handling close to 60% of all appeals filed.
WEEKLY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS
BRC Thirsty Thursday, May 26, Suite Lounge
Thirsty Thursday is a great way to introduce new and prospective Rotarians to our club and members. Also counts as a meeting make-up!
BRC Fellowship: Ten Grands, May 14
Special ticket packages to BRC members and guests to attend this highly anticipated annual concert at Benaroya Hall.
CURRENT BELLEVUE ROTARY PROJECTS
Inspiration Playground News
Inspiration Playground Naming Opportunities
Be a part of the Inspiration Playground … forever!
Add your name to the whimsical design elements of the Inspiration Playground fence. You can also honor family or friends, commemorate an occasion, or share an inspiring quote.
Click here to view our gallery of choices, and consider making a donation that will make your gift a legacy that will live on at the Inspiration Playground.
BRC Inspiration Project Receives $1.5 Million from State!
The Bellevue Rotary Inspiration Playground & Sensory Gardens project received a $1M Capital Grant from the Washington State Legislature AND a $500,000 Parks and Recreation Grant from the State. This puts us close to $4M in funds raised toward this $5M-5.5M project and will allow us to prepare for groundbreaking in the spring of 2016.
We owe a huge “vote” of thanks to Senators Litzow and Habib and Representatives Senn, Clibborn, Hunter, and McBride! Special thanks also to Dan McDonald, Erin Dziedzic, and our entire BRC Inspiration Park Committee.
We’re in the home-stretch now. Let’s turn this “dream” into a ‘”reality” for children with and without disabilities in our region!
Seahawks Make Donation to Support Inspiration Playground in Bellevue
Bellevue Rotary Press Release
Mar 9, 2015
The Rotary Club of Bellevue is pleased to announce a $20,000 donation was received from the Seattle Seahawks for the purchase of a SwayFun Glider, to be installed at the Inspiration Playground project in Bellevue Downtown Park. The SwayFun Glider is a wheelchair accessible swing that includes benches for other passengers. The Rotary Club of Bellevue will ensure the swing features authentic Seahawks colors. The donation is part of the Seahawks PLAY 60 program, a league wide effort to fight childhood obesity by encouraging youth and families to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.