Supported Employment Program recognized at Governor’s Employer Award Program
King County’s Supported Employment Program was nominated for the Employment and Disability Issue Governor Awards for 2018 Public Sector Employer of the Year. The awards ceremony was held at the Microsoft Conference Center on Wednesday, October 17. The program was recognized by the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment (GCDE) for the efforts of public employers (federal, state, local government) and their efforts to recruit, hire and advance the employment of individuals with disabilities.
Although King County did not win the award, (hats off to the City of Bellevue) this was a great opportunity to not only recognize the work and commitment of program staff, but also the Executive’s commitment to supported employment.
“Although King County’s Supported Employment Program did not win the award today, I am honored that the nomination was considered and continue to be grateful for Christina’s work and the direction our program is going,” said Jeff Casem, Disability Services Supervisor.
Attending the event included (from left to right): Jeff Casem (Disability Services Supervisor), Whitney Abrams (Chief People Officer), Christina Davidson (Supported Employment Program Manager), Ting Chou (Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Administrative Office Assistant), Susan Stremel (Department of Community and Human Services Program Manager), Brooke Caddock (King County Council Office Assistant) and Liesa Spring (Senior Employment Consultant from Trilium Employment Agency.