Disability doesn’t stop dancing employee

If you happen to see a man busting a move while cleaning up hedge trimmings or emptying a trash can at Marymoor Park, it’s probably Parks Specialist Dwight Lewis.

Dwight has been with parks for 17 years and his enthusiasm for the work is showing no signs of waning.

“He actually makes people on our crew want to be better at what they do,” Andy Boland, Parks Maintenance Coordinator, said. “He pushes us, he comes in with a lot of energy, positive attitude, and it’s really what we need; he’s a spark for our whole crew here.”

Dwight is a supported employee through King County’s Supported Employment Program, which matches job seekers with developmental disabilities to jobs by identifying efficiencies and unmet needs throughout King County government. Watch the short video below that highlights Dwight and contact Christina Davidson, the Supported Employment Program Manager, to learn more about ways you can take advantage of this program.

Read Dwight’s full story here at the King County Parks Plog.