Vision Statement:

Our community’s Rural Character will be supported by facilitating strong local ties and communication between the public, organizations, and government; promoting locally owned businesses and supporting quality education; protecting the environment, and maintaining landowners’ rights and responsibilities; promoting controlled and well-planned growth with appropriate infrastructure; ensuring proper representation for rural interests and needs; and supporting the health and safety and the privacy of our vibrant community.

 

Puget Sound Regional Council VISION 2050 (p.40):

“Rural Areas are expected to retain important cultural, economic, and rural lifestyle opportunities in the region over the long term. They are not intended to be served with urban services or accommodate a significant amount of residential or employment growth. VISION 2050 calls for reduced rural population growth rates in all counties. Counties are encouraged to plan for even lower growth—where possible—than contained in the Regional Growth Strategy.”

 

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GMVUAC Monthly Meetings

2021

  • Monday, May 3 — VIRTUAL
  • Monday, Jun 7
  • Monday, Jul 12
  • Monday, Aug 2
  • Monday, Sep 13
  • Monday, Oct 4
  • Monday, Nov 1
  • Monday, Dec 6

7:00 – 9:30 PM, MV Fire Station (SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169)

Rural Area Unincorporated Area Councils (UACs) and Associations (UAAs) and Organizations

The GMVUAC often works with these organizations on County-wide issues.

 

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Ask a question or express your interest:

GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

King County Volunteer Program

Volunteer Opportunities

Including Parks, Trails, Cleanups

Announcements

April 2021 Meeting

** The Area Council will hold its next regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. This will be another virtual meeting held through Zoom.  Our Guest Speaker will be Rory O’Rourke, Health and Environmental Investigator in the Environmental Health Services Division of Public Health – Seattle & King County, who will discuss both the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill and Cedar Grove Compost.

*****DUE TO CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY, FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED AND WILL BE HELD REMOTELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*****

** When meetings begin again they will be held on the first Monday of the month (2nd Monday in case of a Holiday) at 7 – 9:30 PM; Maple Valley Fire Station #81–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169.
** Meetings usually have Guest speakers from various local, county, or state agencies. Other local issues of importance also are discussed.
** Future topics and guest speakers will be posted as information becomes available.

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March 2021 Meeting

** The Area Council will hold its next regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 1, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. This will be another virtual meeting held through Zoom.

*****DUE TO CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY, FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED AND WILL BE HELD REMOTELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*****

** When meetings begin again they will be held on the first Monday of the month (2nd Monday in case of a Holiday) at 7 – 9:30 PM; Maple Valley Fire Station #81–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169.
** Meetings usually have Guest speakers from various local, county, or state agencies. Other local issues of importance also are discussed.
** Future topics and guest speakers will be posted as information becomes available.

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News

New KC Department of Local Services

** KC DLS is establishing an Advisory Committee to gather feedback about projects, priorities, and King County service levels. The committee is composed of community leaders from all nine unincorporated areas of King County and will provide an opportunity for community voices to be heard in DLS decisions and direction. The GMVUAC will have several members on the committee. The first meeting was held on February 11, 2020.
** KC DLS has published the 2019 Work Plans for the GMV-CR CSA.
** Partnership agreements signed between the DLS and four other County agencies/programs.
** View the slide show presented by DLS Director John Taylor at GMVUAC’s April 1, 2019, meeting.
** Danielle de Clercq appointed Deputy Director of the DLS.
** Mark Rowe named new Deputy Director for the Permitting Division.
Read More for further information and links.

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Marijuana Processing and Growing

** Cramer/MV Ind property West of Maple Valley and North of SR 18 sold to Dealers Choice, LLC, on or about August 14, 2019.
** March 13, 2018 – Washington Court of Appeals, Division 2, issues decision in Emerald Enterprises v Clark County affirming County’s authority to enact zoning ordinance banning retail sale of marijuana in unincorporated areas (read more to see Published Opinion).

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King County Budget Information

** King County Assessor has a Tax Transparency Tool for taxpayers to figure the financial impact of ballot measures.
** King County Budgets, current and future, are presented with additional information relevant to the unincorporated rural area.
** The GMVUAC customarily invites the Director of the KC Office of Management and Budget to a Council Meeting to discuss the KC Budget and its impact on rural area services.

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GMVUAC Monthly Meetings

2021

  • Monday, May 3 — VIRTUAL
  • Monday, Jun 7
  • Monday, Jul 12
  • Monday, Aug 2
  • Monday, Sep 13
  • Monday, Oct 4
  • Monday, Nov 1
  • Monday, Dec 6

7:00 – 9:30 PM, MV Fire Station (SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169)

Drop us a line

Ask a question or express your interest:

GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

Maple Valley

The GMVUAC serves the residents of unincorporated King County living in the Tahoma School District No. 409 (outside the city limits of Maple Valley).  Our Washington nonprofit corporation was established in 1977; we serve a population of 16,100 (2010 Census); and our service area is 116 sq mi.  Below is a map of our Service Area and the four Community Areas:

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