SAVE THE DATE: White Center CDA Dinner & Auction will be Friday, Sept. 21


The 10th Annual White Center Community Development Association Dinner & Auction will be held Friday, Sept. 21, and will feature Keynote Speaker King County Councilmember Larry Gossett.

This annual fundraiser will run from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at South Seattle Community College.

Tickets are $65, buy yours at wccda.org/tickets.

Born and raised in Seattle, Larry Gossett has been a dedicated servant of the people for over 40 years. He is currently serving his seventh term on the Metropolitan King County Council and serves on several committees including Law, Justice, Health and Human Services; Government Accountability, Oversight and Financial Performance; and Growth Management Planning Council.

In 1993 he was elected to the King County Council, representing District Ten (currently District Two), which encompasses most inner-city neighborhoods in Seattle and unincorporated King County in the Skyway neighborhood. He was overwhelmingly reelected in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007. In 2007 Gossett became just the second African American elected to be chair of the King County Council.

In 1999, 13 years after the 1986 change of the County’s name to honor the slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Councilmember Gossett spearheaded the campaign to change the King County logo from an imperial crown to an image of Dr. King. In 2007, the King County Council unanimously adopted the change, becoming the only governmental entity in the nation to have as its logo the likeness of Dr. King.

Councilmember Gossett is a highly respected community leader who has advocated for the underrepresented and underprivileged in King County for his entire career. He has long been an advocate for programs that help inner-city youth and reduce racial and class disparities in our local criminal justice system. He has also led efforts to eliminate black-on-black violence and other manifestations of self-hatred by poor and disenfranchised populations. White Center CDA Executive Director Sili Savusa is excited to welcome Gossett saying, “We feel it is fitting that Councilmember Gossett is our keynote speaker with our theme of ‘10 Years of Action,’ his actions over his career are what we as an organization aspire to!”

For more information on King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, please visit: http://www.kingcounty.gov/Gossett/Biography.aspx


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5 Responses to “SAVE THE DATE: White Center CDA Dinner & Auction will be Friday, Sept. 21”
  1. Twocentsworth says:

    LARRY GOSSETT IS A RADICAL LEFT WING POLITICIAN. HE TOOK OUR MONIES TO CHANGE A LOGO FOR DR. KING, SOMETHING THAT NOT EVEN ATLANTA HAS DONE TO HONOR DR. KING. WHY DID HE CHANGE OUR LOGO? THEN HE ADVOCATES FOR ONLY HIS AGENDA. LARRY GOSSETT WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO HELP ALL PEOPLE BOTH WHITE AND OF COLOR. TAKE A LOOK AT WCCDA AND PLEASE TELL ME HOW THIS IS DIFFRENT FROM THE DEFUNCT ACORN THAT IS GROWING AGAIN UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES. OUR COMMUNITY IS HELPING THE CRIMINALS BY TAKING FROM THE HARDWORKING LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. LARRY GOSSET HOW MUCH OF YOUR ANNUAL $80,000 PAY DID YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE LOGO CHANGE AND OTHER BIASED ACTIONS?

    • romney4prez2012 says:

      I know. This county and state will get no more funding from Mit Romney when he is president. We bankrupt our own state stupid democrats.
      When the tapes cime iut in 2017; shiwing MKK jr had numberoys affairs, we’d have to change it. Well, mabye these stupud liberals want a county named after an adulter.

      • romney4prez2012 says:

        MLK jr is cheated on his wife a lot of times. Wait till the audio tapes come out. WHAT an embarrasment to the county. I am sure it would be changed. Change you can believe in.

  2. KOOLAIDNONDRINKER says:

    …..THE LOGO CHANGE COST THE KING COUNTY TAXPAYERS OVER $500,000!

  3. Helping Hand says:

    …I understand that the MLK family is also being paid royalties. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent for a logo. King County Council could have taken the waste of funding and applied it to Youth Services, Proposition 1, or to help many disadvantaged King County residents. I am sure this is what Dr. King would have wanted. WIth such an exoburent expense paid for a logo, perhaps other King County entities in the United States have allocated their money to helping their citizens, and not on a silly logo to appease liberal politicians. Please give this thought when you place your vote for your next King County, Washington council member.

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