Elected leaders in King County on Monday recognized the UW’s 150th anniversary and presented a special proclamation to UW President Michael Young. County Council Chairman Larry Gossett noted that he and six of his council colleagues are graduates of the University of Washington, which is recognized as one of the top research and training institutions in the country.
“In its 150 years of service, the University of Washington has played a pivotal role in the lives of people throughout the region and throughout the world,” Gossett said. “Through research and innovation, the UW has built an unmatched reputation that attracts the best and brightest staff and students from all over the world. There are so many remarkable contributions of this institution to our economy, our culture, our quality of life and to the lives of the UW alumni.”