The recipient of the Fred Jarrett Leadership Excellence Award is Jennifer Hills, Director of the Office of Risk Management, Department of Executive Services. This award is named for former Deputy Executive Fred Jarrett and honors a senior leader of a department or division.
Under Jennifer’s guidance, King County has adopted a more progressive view of risk. Where it once avoided risk, the county now uses a more balanced approach and takes risks when it can add value, drive change, and deliver results. Watch the video to learn how Jennifer led the Office of Risk Management to modernize its tort claims handling process to be more transparent, electronic, and timely – and how she forges partnerships with other agencies, factors equity into decision-making, and prioritizes employee engagement and belonging. Watch the award presentation here.