Kent’s Boyce Selected to Chair Sound Cities Association Committee

Chair of the Public Interest Committee (PIC)

Kent City Council member Bill Boyce has been elected chair of the Sound Cities Association’s Public Issues Committee for 2022.

Sound Cities helps cities in King County act locally and partner regionally to create vibrant and thriving communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support and networking. The Public Issues Committee is the policy-making body of Sound Cities and is made up of one representative from each of the group’s 38 member cities. As president, Boyce will also serve on the board of directors of Sound Cities.

Renton City Councilman Ed Prince is president of Sound Cities and applauded Boyce’s election as committee chair.

“I had the pleasure of working with Bill in my role as Chairman of SCA and in my previous role as Chairman of PIC,” Prince said in a press release from Sound Cities and the City of Kent. “Bill has the respect of leaders across the region and will do a phenomenal job as PIC Chairman.”

Sound Cities Vice President Angela Birney, Mayor of Redmond, voted to elect Boyce as President.

“Bill Boyce has been a beloved voice on PIC for years,” Birney said. “I am delighted to continue working with him as IPC Chair. His experience and leadership will be an asset to SCA and the region.

Boyce is in his third term on Kent City Council. Prior to being elected to the council, Boyce served on the Kent School District Board of Trustees for 16 years, is a founding member and past president of the Kent Sunrise Rotary Club, and was a commissioner of the Criminal Justice Training Center for 13 years. . Boyce has been with Boeing for 33 years and works as a human resources manager.

“I am delighted to see Council Member Boyce taking on this leadership role at SCA,” said Kent Mayor Dana Ralph. “As a past SCA President, I have seen how the organization can impact the town of Kent. Having Bill as PIC President will ensure that Kent’s voice is heard in the region. The fact that Councilman Boyce was unanimously elected by his peers to this important position demonstrates that Bill is a proven leader and dedicated public servant who will work hard for all the towns in the region.

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