About SCA

Partnership. Leadership. Results.


The Sound Cities Association (SCA) represents 36 cities of King County and provides a voice for nearly one million people.


SCA was founded in the 1970s to help cities act locally and partner regionally to create vital, livable communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support and networking.


The vision of the SCA is to be the most influential advocate for cities, effectively collaborating to create regional solutions. We provide leadership on economic and community development, transportation, land use, health, government operations, environment, education, public safety, social welfare and other public policy issues.


We are proud of our collaboration with King County, Washington State, the Puget Sound Regional Council, Association of Washington Cities and other regional organizations.


We invite your participation and support!  




In the News:


King County Council Unanimously Adopts Budget that Addresses SCA Priorities


SCA Letter to King County Council re: Budget Priorities


SCA Welcomes Eddy Consulting as Regional Associate Member


SCA Members Involved in Climate Leadership


SCA assists in launch of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative


SCA unanimously approves policy on oil train safety


King County Elected Officials Unite to Reduce Carbon


Representative DelBene’s Marketplace Fairness Act Hearing


City of Renton Wins National Diversity Award


Kamuron Gurol is Burien’s Next City Manager


SCA Letter to King County Council re Transportation Benefit District


Issaquah City Councilman Tola Marts is named Elected Official of the Week : The Issaquah Press


John Marchione Named President of Sound Cities Association


King County Transit & Roads Service Funding


Mayor Backus elected to Sound City Association Board of Directors Auburn Reporter


Kent Councilman Higgins elected to Sound City Association Board Kent Reporter


Mayor Leanne Guier Guides Pacific’s Recovery | 2013 Person of the Year – Auburn Reporter


SCA Honors Bob Sternoff as Member Emeritus


Share your city’s input on the King County Strategic Plan to help shape the future of King County.


Congratulations to 2013 WCMA Management Excellence Awards Winners:  Gwen Voelpel, Assistant City Manager, SeaTac; Derek Matheson, City Manager, Covington; David Johnston, City Manager, Maple Valley; Mark Hoppen, City Administrator, Black Diamond; and Michael Martin, (former) City Manager, Burien.


King County leaders propose Youth Action Plan


Mercer Island Wins National EPA Award for Green Power


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