Dear fellow King County employee,
Today I named Mike Fong to serve as Chief Operating Officer in my office and join my senior leadership team.
Mike will be responsible for managing Executive branch departments and ensuring that we continue to deliver on our key priorities – best-run government, regional mobility, confronting climate change and building equity and social justice – for our residents.
His extensive experience in public service and strong community connections make Mike a great addition to our team and will ensure we are moving together to fulfill my agenda for an inclusive, equitable region. From transportation to public health to housing, Mike will make sure we are delivering customer service that is second to none, while constantly innovating to meet future needs.
A veteran public servant, Mike most recently served as Mayor Ed Murray’s Chief of Staff. In this role, he was responsible for managing and overseeing the daily operations of the mayor’s office. Prior to his appointment in 2015 as Chief of Staff, Fong served as Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Innovation, helping to advance the Seattle Preschool Program and the Seattle Parks District among other initiatives. Before joining the Mayor’s office in 2014, Fong worked for the Seattle City Council for nearly 14 years.
Mike will officially start at King County on Tuesday, Sept. 5. I am looking forward to working with Mike and all employees as we continue to build a community where every person has the opportunity to thrive and a fair shot at success.
King County Executive