Kudos! Heartfelt thank you from outgoing King County Veterans Fellow


Veteran Fellow Kaleena Welch

This email came from Kaleena Welch, a Veterans Fellow who is wrapping up her time with King County. She wanted to express her gratitude and how King County was able to successfully help her transition from military to civilian life.

Good Morning All,

I am emailing you to let you know that tomorrow Thursday November 10, 2016 will be my last day working for King County Stormwater Services Section.

I want to thank you all for making my time here memorable, valuable, and successful. My transition from the U.S. Army was not easy, but through the Vets 4 Hire program I was able to adjust back into society with ease.

I cannot express how important this program is, and how important it was to have a team around me that was supportive and in my corner the entire time.

A special thank you to Susan Navetski and Mary Rabourn especially, these two women will always have my eternal gratitude.  

I would also like to thank my Supervisor Doug Navetski, my team members Jessica Engel, Blair Scott, Kyle Masters and Jeanne Dorn for working with me day to day and helping me strive.  

I would also like to thank everyone involved in the Vets 4 Hire program, the STORM committee, Futurewise, the many divisions I worked with in King County, local cities and of course the entire WLRD family.  

I have learned a lot about myself, and I have a new found confidence that I will be taking to my new job with the Army Corps of Engineers.  

Once again thank you for taking this Veteran and helping her transition, there are many ways to help your veterans and this is one of them.  

With love,

Kaleena Raquel Welch 

King County Communications Specialist | King County Veterans Fellow