See below to learn about how SCA cities are celebrating Pride and Juneteenth. In addition to these events, many cities have raised Pride flags for the month of June, made proclamations in honor of Juneteenth, and organized social media campaigns to spread awareness about Pride and Juneteenth in their communities.


 June 2

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Progress Pride CrosswalkKirkland – 5:00- 7:00pm, Intersection of Kirkland Avenue and Lakeshore Plaza (more info)
  • Burien PRIDE, Day 1 (Street Dance), Burien – 5:00-11:00pm, Burien Town Square 480 Southwest 152nd Street (more info)
  • Pride Event, Renton

June 3

  • Burien PRIDE, Day 2, Burien – 10:00am-10:00pm, Burien Town Square
    480 Southwest 152nd Street (more info)

June 4

  • Burien PRIDE, Day 3 (Drag Queen Bingo and Pancake Breakfast), Burien – 10:00am-2:00pm, Burien Town Square, 480 Southwest 152nd Street (more info)
  • Paws & Pride Dog Jog & Walk, Bellevue – 8:30-11:30am, Ashwood Park – hosted by the Bellevue Downtown Association and Eastside Pride PNW (more info)

June 9

  • Pride Rainbow Bingo with Sylvia O’Stayformore, Carnation – 6:30-9:00pm, Sno- Valley Senior Center (more info)

June 10

  • Woodinville Pride, Woodinville – 12:00-4:00pm, Wilmot Gateway Park, 17301  131 st Ave NE — Please join us for the 2nd Annual Woodinville Pride Celebration! This is a FREE event at Wilmot Gateway Park on Saturday June 10th from 12-4pm. We hope to help elevate some of the Eastside’s best queer artists/creators, LGBTQ+ business owners and some equity & equality focused organizations. There will be vendor booths to visit and shop at, speakers, performances, a food truck, and all the love, acceptance, and celebration you can handle!

June 11

  • Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride at the Auburn Farmers’ Market, Auburn – 10:00am-3:00pm, Les Gove Park, 1140 Auburn Way S (more info) — Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride at the Auburn Farmers Market with over 40 farm, food, craft vendors,  LGBTQ resource vendors, plus live entertainment! 100 free kid kits will be given away at the information booth. Welcome speech by Mayor Backus at 10:00am; classical music by the Ellinor String Quartet from 11:30am-1:00pm.
  • SNOVALLEY PRIDE Picnic, Carnation – 11:00am-2:00pm, Tolt Commons (more info)

June 15

  • SNOVALLEY PRIDE Fierce Summer Drag Show, Carnation – 7:00-9:00pm, Miller’s Carnation, 4597 Tolt Ave (more info)

June 17

  • Pride Not Prejudice Community Event, Kenmore – 12:30-2:00pm, The Hangar at Town Square, 6728 NE 181 st St (more info)

June 22

  • Virtual Panel and Conversation: Honoring Pride Month, Issaquah – 6:00-8:00pm, Microsoft Teams (find more info and link to join here)Join us for a rich and authentic virtual community conversation to learn about current events impacting LBGTQIA+ communities and ways to better ally and support our community. Hear from local professionals and members of the LGBTQIA+ community as we engage in a meaningful dialogue to help us shape a better future where everyone belongs and feels welcomed.


 June 15

  • Juneteenth Flag Raising, Bothell – 4:00pm, Bothell City Hall (more info)

June 17

  • Juneteenth Celebration, Kirkland – 12:00-4:00pm, Juanita Beach Park – in collaboration with Eastside for All (more info)
  • 3rd Annual Juneteenth Commemoration, Tukwila – 2:00-4:00pm, Sullivan Center at Tukwila Village, 14350 Tukwila International Boulevard (more info)

June 18

  • Juneteenth Celebration, Auburn – 10:00am-5:00pm, Les Gove Park, 1140 Auburn Way South — The City of Auburn will host a Juneteenth celebration. Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration will feature live music, food trucks, inflatable rides for the kids to enjoy and opportunities to support Black businesses. 

June 19

  • Juneteenth Celebration, Issaquah – 5:00-7:00pm, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd South — Come join us for a family-friendly BBQ and music as we celebrate Juneteenth at the Issaquah Community Center!

June 20

  • Juneteenth Celebration, Bellevue – 6:30-8:30pm, Bellevue City Hall (more info) — In celebration of Juneteenth, the City of Bellevue invites the public to its second annual Juneteenth celebration on Tuesday, June 20 at Bellevue City Hall. The event will include a panel discussion with influential Black leaders and musical, spoken word and dance performances from local artists. A catered reception will follow. Event panelists will discuss and reflect on the impact of Juneteenth on their individual experiences and our communities at large.

June 21

  • Juneteenth Celebration Event, Kenmore – 3:00-7:00pm, The Hangar at Town Square, 6728 NE 181st St (more info)

June 25

  • Juneteenth, Renton – Liberty Park
  • March with Kenmore at the Seattle Pride Parade, Kenmore – Meeting time TBD (more info) – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

JOB TITLE:                  

Policy Analyst


To apply, send a resume and cover letter to to the attention of David Hoffman, Executive Director. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning on August 25, 2023.


The Sound Cities Association helps cities in King County act locally and partner regionally to create vital, livable communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support, and networking. Collectively, our 38 member cities represent over one million constituents in King County. More information can be found on our website,


The Policy Analyst is responsible for providing research, analysis, and technical assistance to our member cities, and coordinating development, approval, and advocacy of SCA’s policy positions on a variety of topics including but not limited to transportation, land use, health and human services, public safety, government operations, the environment, and economic and community development.

The Policy Analyst must have proven ability and extensive experience in researching and analyzing complex issues in order to ensure that policy positions adopted by the organization are well-grounded and well-informed. The Policy Analyst must also have superior communications skills, both written and oral, excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to work effectively with internal and external partners to advance to priorities of our member cities. The duties of this position include both policy analysis, and intergovernmental relations.  The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver in fast-paced, changing environment and in an organization that values collaboration, cooperation, and innovation. The Policy Analyst is expected to exercise considerable initiative and judgment in carrying out assigned duties.


  • Conducting research and analysis and developing recommendations on issues that impact SCA’s member cities including transportation, land use, health and human services, public safety, government operations, the environment, economic and community development, and other organizational priorities;
  • Researching and developing recommendations on issues that impact SCA’s member cities;
  • Monitoring legislation and interpreting legislation that may impact member cities;
  • Preparing and making presentations to city officials and a variety of other audiences;
  • Coordinating development, approval, and advocacy of SCA’s policy positions on a variety of topics;
  • Resolving differences between SCA cities and other political jurisdictions;
  • Provide staffing to elected officials on a variety of regional boards and committees;
  • Facilitating caucuses with elected officials and staff from member cities to deliberate, find consensus, and develop policy positions in preparation for committee meetings;
  • Prepare background materials for SCA’s Public Issues Committee (PIC), the policy making arm of the SCA;
  • Assist with a variety of educational and networking events for SCA member cities;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and two years of progressively responsible experience in policy analysis, public administration, intergovernmental affairs, or a related area. An advanced degree in public policy or a related field may substitute for one year of experience;
  • Proven ability to perform policy research and analysis and to provide sound policy recommendations to members;
  • High degree of initiative, including the ability to work independently and handle numerous projects and assignments simultaneously;
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to changing priorities and demands, able to shift focus and efforts quickly to deal with emerging issues on a frequent basis, while ensuring accountability for a wide range of on-going issues;
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to deliver high-quality work product on a deadline with minimal supervision;
  • The proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of people and groups, including elected officials and their staff;
  • Exceptionally strong communications skills, both oral and written. Must be able to effectively convey complex information in an understandable manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to read, comprehend, and analyze complex documents, such as ordinances, bills, state statutes and administrative codes, and to determine and articulate the policy and technical implications of those documents;
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint, and the internet.
  • Familiarity with major regional political issues such as growth management, transportation, housing and homelessness, watershed protection, finance and revenue, and governance;
  • Background and experience working with elected officials, including local elected officials.


The Policy Analyst position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime eligible.  The typical workweek is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. An ability to cover evening, early morning, and occasional weekend meetings as needed is required for the position. Must have a valid driver’s license, and a reliable, insured vehicle, and be willing and able to travel throughout King County for meetings. Infrequent overnight travel may be required.

 SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary $65,000 – $80,000.  SCA pays 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for eligible employees. SCA participates in the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems PERS Pension program. Extremely generous vacation and paid sick leave.


SCA follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.