In 2007 the King County Council enacted a new Flood Control District funded through property taxes. The District’s mission is to design and build projects that will protect the County’s residents and businesses from the impacts of flooding. Between 2007-2014, Margaret facilitated the flood control advisory committee composed of elected officials from both cities and unincorporated areas. Many of the committee’s issues were high contentious, most notably the allocation of taxes and benefits, preferred approaches to flood control, and the interrelationships between habitat restoration and flood protection. Margaret worked with County staff to develop the committee process, set its agendas, and guide the group through difficult discussions and decisions.