Applications now open for 2018 Bridge Fellowship Program

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your skills, grow as a leader, and gain a deeper understanding of King County government?

Then why not apply to be part of the 2018 King County Bridge Fellowship Program, an 18-week professional development program that expands participants’ mindsets, strengthens current competencies, and helps participants develop new skills? Applications are now open for the 2018 Bridge Fellowship Program: Career and Professional Development for Emerging Leaders. The last day for applications is Friday, June 8, 2018.


The 2017 Graduating Bridge Fellows with Executive Constantine, Chief People Officer Whitney Abrams, and Bridge Fellowship Program Manager Debra Baker.

The Bridge Fellowship, open to all full-time and TLT employees, was reestablished in 2013-2014 by King County Executive Dow Constantine. Bridge Fellows will participate in a rigorous application and interview process before joining this year’s cohort. Over the course of the program, participants engage in classroom learning, group projects, presentations and career development activities, as well as interviews and site visits to explore the County’s agencies and their priorities.

The Bridge Fellowship – part of Executive Constantine’s Investing in YOU strategy – is helping employees across the County be their best at work. And it’s delivering results: as of April 2018, 67% of Bridge participants have received new positions or stretch opportunities; 98% of 2016 and 2017 participants rated the program either “Excellent” or “Outstanding”.

To find out more and apply, please visit the Bridge Fellowship website, and direct questions to Please share this announcement with your colleagues and teams.

Thank you for making a difference for our community through the work that you do every day.