Celebrating you and your work during Public Service Recognition Week

Dear fellow King County employee,

This week we celebrate your work and the work of every public servant in King County during Public Service Recognition Week, May 7 – 13, 2023.

Your work for the people of King County matters tremendously. Public service creates positive change in our communities, even when it’s behind-the-scenes. The work you do makes a difference in the lives of so many of our residents.

Public service is as wide-ranging and varied as the places we’re from and the paths we’ve traveled. But we are all united by a desire to make this place better, for those of us who are here today and those who will follow. Public service gives us that opportunity.

Every week I meet employees from across our vast, complex organization, and their dedication and commitment to our customers is a constant inspiration to me. The diversity of perspectives, experiences, and skills that you bring to your work enables us to tackle the challenges facing our community and deliver the critical services – day in and day out – that so many people count on.

We face more challenges ahead, but they won’t stop us from pushing forward with our priorities, guided as always by our values and True North: Making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive.

You chose a public service career because you believe in making this a better, fairer, and more welcoming place. I am grateful for your choice and grateful that you chose King County.