- In response to an alarming increase in gun violence in the community, she and her husband Alan helped Bill and Cheryl Lowry form "The 'It's Time' Organization" (TITO). TITO spearheaded a series of planning sessions with fellow community members to devise strategies for safer communities. TITO partnered with BUILD, an organization with expertise in gang intervention and youth development, to address gun violence in the 3rd, 4th and 5th wards.
- Initiated and collaborated with many stakeholders in the community including Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd), the Mayor’s Office, CPD, UCPD and the Park District to create the Safe Summer Initiative in 2016, Building Community Block by Block. This initiative extended the effective Safe Passage program that protects children on the way to school through the Summer to protect children on the way to parks and summer programming.
Alderman King regularly attends or has representation at community or condo association meetings to stay fully aware of the concerns in local neighborhoods and works collaboratively to address them.