Celebrating another year of achievements

Dear fellow King County employee,

At the end of each year our team takes a moment to review what we have achieved together in the previous 12 months, and looks ahead to what we want to accomplish during the coming year. Each year, looking back, I am astounded by the breadth and impact of our achievements, and 2018 is no exception.

This year King County Metro was named the best large transit system in North America. We launched our Road Map to Zero Youth Detention, with the goal that every young person in our community will grow up healthy, safe, and thriving. Our Emergency Response to Homelessness has launched strategies to help bring more people inside for the winter and provide more outreach to those without a home. And our Land Conservation Initiative will help us protect 65,000 acres of our most vital green spaces and trails within a generation.

These are just a few of the things we have accomplished this year thanks to your talent, innovative thinking, and hard work. We have put together a slideshow of 18 accomplishments in 2018 to showcase the diversity of our work and the impact we are having.

Thank you for your contributions to our shared success this year. Your work brings us closer to being a truly just, welcoming, and thriving community where every person has a fair and real opportunity to succeed. I look forward to building on our progress in the new year.

Best wishes for a happy, peaceful, and productive 2019.




Dow Constantine
King County Executive