Fain recognized with Bill Kyle Memorial Award

The Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 5th Annual “Recognition of Service” dinner on Wednesday evening, where Sen. Joe Fain of Auburn was presented with the Bill Kyle Memorial Award for his elected service. “Senator Fain has been a strong advocate for the Auburn-area business community,” said Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Nancy E. Wyatt. “We are happy to bestow this award on such a well-deserving … Continue reading

Improving access to developmental disability services

Following the 2014 legislative session Washington’s governor signed into law the Vulnerable Individuals Priority (VIP) Act, co-sponsored by Joe Fain of Auburn that will provide developmental disability services to 5,000 people currently on a waiting list. The measure, which had strong support of advocates for developmental disability services and lawmakers, will provide additional respite care and supported employment assistance. “Having a job provides a sense of purpose and community. People … Continue reading

Improvements to mercury-light disposal program signed into law

Following the 2014 legislative session the governor endorsed a program update for disposing lights containing mercury.Senator Joe Fain of Auburn and Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza worked to secure passage of the changes. The legislation updates an existing stewardship program created in 2010 to facilitate responsible disposal of lights with mercury given the public health and environmental dangers. “Keeping people safe by reducing accidental or unknown exposures to mercury is critical to public health,” said … Continue reading