Employee Giving Campaign: Invite your favorite nonprofit by April 27

Employee referred nonprofits are our favorite! It is our goal, after all, to connect employees to the causes they are passionate about through the Annual Giving Drive. All nonprofits must apply and meet eligibility requirements annually in order for them to be in the upcoming Annual Giving Drive. Invite your favorite nonprofit here. Applications are due by Thursday, April…

King County honors the heroic sacrifice of firefighter Luther Dean Bonner with a new airport fire station that captures his story

At a ceremony Monday at King County International Airport, the new rescue and fire station was named in honor of a fallen firefighter whose act of bravery has been overlooked for decades. In 1943, Luther Dean Bonner, a 23-year-old Seattle firefighter, died while attempting to rescue passengers and warehouse workers after a plane crashed into…

Metro’s Anita Whitfield: Paving the way for equity in public transit 

Crossposted from Metro Matters As Metro’s EEO/Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Anita Whitfield has been breaking down barriers and instilling a shared sense of responsibility for promoting equity and social justice. Whitfield has worked to create a culture where employees feel safe to have difficult discussions about historical and current inequities. She’s led training for many…

Executive Constantine thanks DNRP employees for becoming “carbon neutral”

King County Executive Dow Constantine today congratulated Department of Natural Resources and Parks employees for helping DNRP become King County’s first “Carbon Neutral” agency. Dear DNRP employee, Earth Week is a great chance to congratulate every Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) employee for helping DNRP become King County’s first “Carbon Neutral” agency! Please…

Meet a “do-it-all” nurse, with a special passion for social justice

Crossposted from Public Health Insider Last week for National Public Health Week (April 3-7), the Public Health Insider featured unsung public health heroes who make our communities safer and healthier. Each day, they highlighted a public health worker through their own words, sharing their work and why they’re committed to serving our community. Tina Maestas, who serves…

Sign up for your weekly Healthy Incentives CSA@Work produce boxes!

Sign-ups are now open for Health & Well-Being’s CSA@Work program. You can earn Healthy Incentives credit, support local farmers, achieve your healthy eating goals, and more! Available at 10 convenient King County worksites, CSA@Work connects eaters with local King County CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs that deliver weekly boxes of freshly harvested produce throughout the…

Employees redefine respect and cultural understanding, use KC eLearning as added resource

There’s strength in diversity. Different perspectives bring new insights, benefits and relationships. They can also bring challenges. A team of translators at King County Elections experienced this, and decided to overcome it, with great success. “They come from four different countries and each one speaks a different language,” said Elections Supervisor Jacque Larrainzar. “Each of…