Anita Whitfield named Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer
Dear fellow King County employee,
I have named Anita Whitfield to serve as the County’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer in my office and as part of my Senior Leadership Team as we continue our work to embed our “We are racially just” value across all of our operations.
In this new role, Anita will lead our Equity and Social Justice strategy and oversee the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ). She will work across all of our functions to ensure that we are doing everything we can to push our ESJ agenda in all of our operations, policy and planning, budgets, community engagement, communications, and more.
It is clear that we have much work to do to build a truly fair, racially just, and equitable community and workplace, and I am pleased that Anita is joining my team to lead this charge.
Anita is currently the EEO/Equity & Social Justice Managing Director for Metro Transit. She has held several key roles in her King County career, including Human Resources Director for more than 10 years, Manager of the Licensing & Regulatory Services Division, and Acting Assistant General Manager of Employee Services at Metro.
Anita will officially start her new role Monday, June 15, and will gradually transition from her Metro duties over the next few weeks. I am looking forward to working with Anita and all employees as we continue to build a truly welcoming community where every person can thrive.
King County Executive