Mindfulness 2018 class schedule now available 

Crossposted from Healthy Incentives  The 2018 schedule for the popular Mindfulness classes is now available. King County is offering Mindfulness classes through Mindfulness Northwest. The classes support and provide relevant information to employees working to reduce stress and improve well-being.  What is Mindfulness?  Mindfulness is the simple yet powerful ability of the mind to attend…

Featured Job: Nutritionist I 

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 02/26/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time  Salary: $29.78 – $37.75 Hourly  Job Type: Career Service  Location: Federal Way Public Health Center – Federal Way, Washington  Department: Department of Public Health–Community Health Services  Description: Public Health – Seattle & King County is seeking a Nutritionist I to provide First Steps (Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management)…

National magazine spotlights King County employee and journey to WTD lab 

Suzanne Potts, a Laboratory Specialist in the Wastewater Treatment Division at South Plant, was recently featured in a profile piece in Treatment Plant Operator magazine.   ‘Studying to be a dentist didn’t light a fire of enthusiasm for Suzanne Potts, but it did ignite her love of chemistry and the laboratory. She switched to environmental science.  An associate degree in environmental science from University of…

Public Health director Patty Hayes recognized in Seattle Met magazine 

In Seattle Met magazine’s latest edition, Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health – Seattle and King County, was recognized as one of “30 More Women Who Run This City” alongside Melinda Gates, Ana Mari Cauce, Jenny Durkan and U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. The article states “Before Hayes received both statewide and national awards for her work…

Celebrating Black History Month in King County for 2018

King County Executive Dow Constantine has proclaimed February to be Black History Month in King County. “Black History Month is celebrated every February in recognition of achievements by Black Americans and all people of African descent in the United States,” Executive Constantine said in his Proclamation. “I urge all County residents to join in this observance.” You can…

Program building support, opportunity for Muslims and immigrants in our community

King County is committed to ensuring the safety and health of all its residents. This can be done in many different ways, including the recent partnership with the City of Seattle and the Seattle Foundation to provide critical services to immigrants and refugees. This partnership created funding for programs and services, titled the Resilience Fund, to…