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Jan Drago to meet Vashon constituents

Jan Drago, newly selected to represent District 8 on the King County Council, will visit Vashon on March 15 to attend the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council meeting.

Drago’s district includes Vashon and Maury Island. She will arrive at McMurray Middle School at 6:30 p.m. to greet her constituents and will speak at the council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

Drago took the helm of District 8 after 16 years on the Seattle City Council, where she chaired committees concerned with business and economic development. She came to the Seattle City Council after 12 years as a business owner in Seattle. Drago has also actively worked on a variety of causes, including crime prevention, the arts, housing and homelessness.

Julia Larson, coordinator of rural economic strategies for King County, will also speak at the meeting.

Larson will take the floor to talk with residents about major projects currently under way in King County’s Business Relations and Economic Development Department. For example, she’ll explain the county’s effort to develop regulatory changes to provide increased flexibility for rural business.

Larson has been working with the community council’s town plan committee, but is also interested in hearing about and assisting with other projects and issues.

The Vashon-Maury Island Community Council is a non-governmental agency “dedicated to providing a voice for Islanders on issues of local interest and impact,” said executive board member Chris Beck

Every Islander age 18 and up who attends the council’s general meetings is a member of the community council and entitled to vote.

Free electronics and scrap recycling

VMICC’s outreach and sustainable practices committees are bringing Tacoma-

based TruRecycle to the former McFeeds building for an Island-wide recycling event from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Satur-day, April 24. TruRecycle will take all appliances, home and office electronics and electronic scrap, scrap steel and non-ferrous metals, ink and toner cartridges and much more — free of charge. All usable items are reconditioned, and profits go to feeding and supporting families in need.

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