Auburn Councilmember Robyn Mulenga. Courtesy photo, City of Auburn

County council appoints Robyn Mulenga and two others to county boards

On Dec. 9, the King County Council unanimously approved the appointment of three South King County residents to county boards, with Auburn City Councilmember Robyn Mulenga among them.

That action makes official King County Executive Dow Constantine’s appointment of Mulenga and Federal Way resident Angela Griffin for three-year terms to the Children and Youth Advisory Board, and former Federal Way City Councilmember and Mayor Jeanne Burbidge’s reappointment to the 4Culture Board for her second 3-year term.

The Children and Youth Advisory Board, which is composed of King County residents and stakeholders with geographically and culturally-diverse perspectives, provides recommendations to the county council, and monitors the distribution of proceeds from the Best Starts for Kids levy passed by King County voters. 4Culture administers King County’s arts and heritage programs with the money it receives from a portion of the hotel/motel tax revenue.

Mulenga, a program analyst for the Federal Aviation Administration, and a former member of the Auburn School Board, will serve until Jan. 31, 2023. Griffin, a former Federal Way School Board member, will serve for the same 3-year term. In addition to serving on the board, Griffin is the chief program officer for Treehouse, a nonprofit that works to ensure youth in foster care have successful life outcomes.

Burbidge, a longtime Federal Way resident, was first appointed to the 4Culture Board in 2018. Her new term expires on Dec. 31, 2023.

“In a time of uncertainty, I am pleased to have three exceptionally capable individuals step forward and volunteer to serve on these important boards,” Pete von Reichbauer, who represents District 7 on the King County Council, said in a press release. “Jeanne, Angela, and Robyn all have a long history of public service in their communities and bring a wealth of experience and diversity that [will] greatly benefit King County.”

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