The past two years of the pandemic have only intensified issues facing King County residents, from housing instability to inadequate access to physical and behavioral health care and community safety.

To further explore these human-centered issues and highlight what King County is doing, residents are invited to join King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles for a virtual town hall meeting, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, with five King County leaders who work in homelessness response, housing, human services and public health. Panelists will include Vazaskia Crockrell, division director for community health service with Public Health — Seattle and King County; Lisa Daugaard, co-executive director/policy with the Public Defender Association; Marc Dones, CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority; Leo Flor, director of the King County Department of Community and Human Services; and Dennis Worsham, interim director of Public Health — Seattle and King County.

The town hall will be streamed live at, but people do not need a Facebook account to attend.

Questions may be submitted in advance or during the event via a Google form. The link to the form, as well as updated information, will be available on Kohl-Welles’ Facebook page,

For questions about the event, contact Kohl-Welles at, or call 206-477-1004.