New county emergency chief selected

King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed an experienced local crisis manager to lead the Renton-based King County Office of Emergency Management.

Walt Hubbard was selected in a nationwide search.

“Walt brings a wealth of experience and strong local relationships that will help us protect residents and businesses  the event of disaster,” said Constantine.

“We face unique hazards in our region, and I am looking forward to advancing our regional capability to prepare for and respond to emergencies of all types,” said Hubbard.

Hubbard has served as acting director of the agency for the past several months.


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