County recognizes and celebrates value of workers with disabilities, proclaimed October Disability Awareness Month

As the Metropolitan King County Council declared October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in King County, the Council celebrated the talents and contributions of county employees with temporary or permanent disabilities serving the public.

“Families and communities within King County are enriched by the diversity and perspective of those living with a disability,” said Council Chair Joe McDermott. “We must continue to strive to address the injustices that linger and remove the barriers that remain, so that all lives are equally valued, no matter ability.”

In addition to the Council’s reading of the proclamation, observation of the month will include an informative poster display in the King County Courthouse tunnel, a training session on October 11, and a Lunch & Learn on October 25:

  • Invisible Voices: Video and Discussion training session, Tuesday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Chinook Building, Room 121. Please register online.
  • Employment Assistance For Individuals with Behavioral Health and/or Developmental Disabilities Lunch & Learn will be held Tuesday, October 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Chinook Building, Room 115. Please register online.

Pictured: Kelli Williams, Director of the King County Office of Civil Rights and Open Government (holding proclamation)  is joined by members of the King County Council and County Employees  after the Council proclaimed the month of October Disability Awareness Month in King County.