How to Get Involved

Become a Delegate

King County Medical Society members are welcome to serve on our Delegate Council, which pursues legislative efforts with the help of our dedicated lobbyist, James Paribello. These efforts may be unique to our King County Region, but often the initiatives have potential statewide and federal impacts. Our delegates advocate for policy change and work to identify and craft resolutions and bills to improve the practice of medicine and health care for all. Additionally, King County Medical Society delegates who are also members of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) are eligible to serve as representatives in the WSMA House of Delegates (HOD). Our delegates represent five voting districts (central, east, north, southeast, and southwest) and advocate for the interests of their district. As the largest voting bloc in the WSMA HOD, our delegates have a powerful voice in setting legislative priorities and policies affecting organized medicine across Washington State. If you are interested in becoming a delegate, please contact Program Manager Czarina Manzano at cmanzano@kcmsociety.org.

Serve on a Committee

We invite King County Medical Society members to serve on any of our five active committees. Our committees provide members with the opportunity to work collaboratively with fellow colleagues and medical professionals across King County to improve healthcare, shape policy, and effect change in their community.

King County Medical Society Committees:

Public Health Committee
The committee examines existing public health programs and develops new plans and programs with community groups to address special issues of concern.
Physician Wellness Committee
The committee supports the well-being of physicians and patients.
Events and Continuing Medical Education Committee
The committee coordinates the planning, organization, and location for meetings for Society member groups. The committee also plans, develops, and provides oversight for the Continuing Medical Education Events offered by the Society.
Mental Health Committee
The committee reviews programs and determines how the Society can participate and get involved.
Historical Committee
The committee hosts a monthly “Speaker Series” to recognize and honor the long history of King County Medical Society and the advances in medical practice.

If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact Program Manager Czarina Manzano at cmanzano@kcmsociety.org

PHSKC Childhood Lead Poisoning Work

In partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County, King County Medical Society has worked hard to advocate for increased awareness and prevention of childhood lead poisoning here in our state. From our own members drafting resolutions, testifying before legislative committees, providing free lead screening events, creating quality improvement modules for clinics with the American Pediatric Association, running a healthcare community stakeholder group, and organizing a Health & Housing Lead Poisoning Conference, King County Medical Society has worked tirelessly to support this public health initiative. We are proud to take part in this work and we encourage you to get involved! For more information, please contact Program Manager Salem Adisu at sadisu@kcmsociety.org.