Celebrating your service during Public Service Recognition Week

King County Executive Dow Constantine

Dear fellow King County employee,

Here at King County and around the world, the work of public servants has never been more important or more valued than right now during the global COVID-19 response, so it is fitting that this week is Public Service Recognition Week.

You may be on the front lines, making sure that our community continues to receive the vital in-person services it counts on; or perhaps you have temporarily changed the way you deliver services so people can continue to get what they need without having to leave their homes; or you may have taken on a temporary redeployment to fill a critical service in our efforts to keep people safe. However you are helping us keep King County running during our COVID-19 response, please know that I am grateful for your efforts.

This is a challenging time, one with a lot of uncertainty, stress, and anxiety. We worry about the health and safety of friends and family, and the impact our actions are having on our economy and budget. We don’t know when life will return to normal or what the future holds. What we do know is that the actions we have taken have helped to slow the spread of the virus. We know we must continue to listen to our health professionals about what is best for our community. And we know that we are resilient.

Thank you for everything that you do for the people of King County. I have never been more proud to lead this County and to be your colleague in public service.




Dow Constantine
King County Executive