Rob, a Leader for Snoqualmie Valley!
Highway 18 Improvements
In 2014, Rob made Highway 18 improvements a top priority while serving as the newest member of the city's Economic Development Commission. He knows it couldn't have happened without bi-partisan support and regional cooperation. Today the work underway is a testament to those efforts.
Rob serves one of eight councilmembers from 38 cities on the King County Regional Law, Safety, and Justice Committee. He is determined to be a strong voice to prevent the King County Executive and Council from closing the King County Jail without a plan to keep the 1200 inmates from returning to our neighborhoods while waiting for trial.
Rob is determined to find a solution addressing housing needs of our essential workers.
- Since 2015, Rob has hosted Forums bringing together housing experts, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, public officials and stakeholders. Today he chairs the Snoqualmie Valley Housing Task Force with over 25 individuals representing a diverse group working to find solutions together.
Since joining the Economic Development Commission, Rob has taken action on a number of fronts:
- Created and organized Community Job Fairs to bring employers and jobseekers together.
- When the Pandemic brought businesses to a standstill, Rob helped over 90 businesses get over $3 million in financial support, saving hundreds of jobs.
- As those businesses needed staffing to emerge from the Pandemic lockdown, he created a job board website helping over 130 businesses with their hiring needs.
- He is the co-founder of a nonprofit organization that provides technical expertise to startups and businesses.