Leo Flor appointed Director of the Department of Community and Human Services
Dear fellow King County employee,
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Leo Flor as our new Director of the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS). His appointment is subject to Council confirmation.
Leo was the successful candidate from our nationwide recruitment for the new director. He currently serves as Director of DCHS’ Community Services Division, overseeing services that connect people to employment, support military veterans and their families, and ensure that older adults can live with dignity. Prior to that he managed the successful effort to renew the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy. He is a West Point graduate who earned his law degree from the University of Washington, and served in the U.S. Army as an airborne ranger-qualified infantry officer.
Leo has the complete skill set to build on the progress we have made to help every child, youth, and adult in King County achieve their full potential. His success at building a strong, broad coalition for the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services levy demonstrated the leadership ability I wanted for this Cabinet position. With Leo as director, our employees and partners will continue to deliver measurable outcomes that improve the quality of life in King County.
Leo will succeed Director Adrienne Quinn, who recently accepted an offer to be a Distinguished Practitioner at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance after five years leading DCHS. I want to once again thank Adrienne for her leadership of DCHS and her work on behalf of the people of King County. Her contributions have helped countless people in our region get services and support that have enabled them to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to our community.
I look forward to working with Leo and continuing the great work DCHS does to protect and support our most vulnerable residents.
King County Executive