Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dear fellow King County employee,
On Monday, January 16, our nation will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is unique in that it is the only national holiday also designated as a National Day of Service. I hope you will be able to contribute your time and effort on Monday to help your community. You can find more information on volunteer events at www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday (national website) or, locally, at the United Way of King County site, www.uwkc.org/events/mlk-day-of-service.
At this time of political upheaval, it is important to reflect on Dr. King’s crucial work to ensure equal rights for all Americans, and on his challenge to all Americans that we never falter in our efforts to make our society fairer, more inclusive, and more just.
In turbulent times, we are anchored by our core values as a region. We must continue to model and advance the change that we want to see in our government, in our region, and in our nation.
King County Executive