Evelyn Wood receives the 2022 Loyalty Award from Pacific Northwest Admin Awards

Evelyn Wood, Executive Assistant in the Department of Local Services, is the 2022 recipient of the Loyalty Award from the Pacific Northwest Admin Awards. This recognition is presented to the Administrative Professional that has a long history of effective service in the administrative profession (minimum of 15 years) and/or has a long history of effective service to their existing company or executive in an administrative capacity (minimum of 10 years).

Evelyn came to King County in 2005 to support the Department of Transportation (DOT) Director’s office. Previously, she provided administrative support to law firms, an aerospace company, and as office manager at her son’s elementary school in the Highline School District. 

At DOT, Evelyn supported the director and deputy director, performed special duty assignments, including leading DOT’s Equity and Social Justice efforts as the County launched a new emphasis and strategic planning effort on this important work. She served as Legislative Liaison, coordinating the production of department legislative packages presented to Council through the Executive’s office. She also earned her bachelor’s degree and volunteered to organize Healthy Incentive programs, charity efforts, and the Employee Giving campaigns for the department and Director’s Office. 

Evelyn was also part of the team who designed and advanced the King County Administrative Professionals Development & Recognition Program in 2016.  Evelyn has continued to serve as an Administrative Professional Partner and her contributions continue to benefit King County’s administrative professionals.

When the Department of Local Services was created, Evelyn transitioned to supporting the new Department Director. She is now looking forward to a well-deserved retirement beginning Sept. 1. Although she is happily anticipating the opportunities retirement brings, her excitement is tempered with fond memories and appreciation for the talented, thoughtful, and committed public servants she worked with as they served King County and its residents.

Read more about Evelyn’s 2022 Loyalty Award