By Senators Fain, Kohl-Welles, Nelson, Roach, and Fraser
WHEREAS, Larry Phillips is a life-long Washingtonian, born and raised in the Mount Baker and Magnolia neighborhoods of Seattle; and
WHEREAS, Before his time on the King County Council, Larry Phillips served two terms in the Washington State House of Representatives; and
WHEREAS, Larry Phillips served on the King County Council from 1992 until his retirement in 2015, representing parts of downtown and North Seattle; and
WHEREAS, Larry Phillips has dedicated his time on the King County Council to preserving King County's natural environment for future generations, encouraging growth of public transportation, and the development of clean energy; and
WHEREAS, Responding to the federal listing of the Chinook Salmon as an endangered species, Larry Phillips pushed to designate and preserve over 150,000 acres of farmland and forests as salmon habitat; and
WHEREAS, Larry Phillips helped create and serves on the board of King County's 4Culture program, which promotes the arts, preserves our history, celebrates our heritage, and provides public art exhibitions; and
WHEREAS, He also serves on the boards of Sound Transit, Climate Communities, the Cedar River Council, the Salmon Recovery Council, the Woodland Park Zoo Society, and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation; and
WHEREAS, Larry Phillips worked closely with United States Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson on labor and tax issues; and
WHEREAS, He was honored as the 2001 Public Official of the Year by the Seattle Municipal League for his work on land preservation and growth management;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize King County Councilmember Larry Phillips for his public life, which he led with honor and transparency, and gave all of himself in service of King County and the people of Washington State.
I, Hunter G. Goodman, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 8677,
adopted by the Senate
April 22, 2015
Secretary of the Senate