Workforce Magazine Presents 2018 Game Changer Award

For someone new to HR, Zackary King has the drive, humility and forethought of a true Game Changer. The Public Health, Seattle & King County Education Engagement Strategy (EES) Program nominated Public Health Human Resources Analyst Zack King for Workforce Magazine’s Game Changer Award. King is now one of 25 recipients of this national recognition. The Game Changer…

Her passion now: Preparing nurses to build resilience in our community

Crossposted from Public Health Insider This article was originally posted on campaignforaction.org. As the chief nursing officer at Public Health Seattle-King County, Washington, Dorene Hersh, MSN, RN, is responsible for clinical practice oversight for over 350 public health nurses employed in management, supervisory, advanced practice, field nursing, ambulatory care, and correctional health roles. She is…

A new front for public defense: Helping clients address collateral consequences of criminal involvement

Crossposted from For the Defense It’s not what public defenders normally do: Stop an eviction. Keep a kid in school. Help someone hang on to a job. But thanks to a pilot project funded by the City of Seattle, three lawyers for the King County Department of Public Defense are working every day on just…

Metro earns top award – best in North America

In a message to Metro’s employees, General Manager Rob Gannon shared the fantastic news that the American Public Transportation Association has recognized King County Metro as Outstanding Public Transportation System of the Year! Dear Metro colleagues, I have wonderful news to share with you: Metro has been named Outstanding Public Transportation System of the year—the…

Employee Spotlight: My internship experience at King County International Airport

By Sydney Brusnighan Sydney Brusnighan is a Tukwila resident, Raisbeck Aviation High School student and Finance and Business Administration Intern with King County International Airport / Boeing Field. Her internship aligns with KCIA’s support of the King County Aerospace Alliance. As I approach the halfway point of my time here at the airport, I have…

Funding victory gets staff back to doing what they do best

When funding for a major five-year study of Public Health’s pioneering FLASH sexual health education program was restored last week, employees who work on the program took a collective sigh of relief. “We were starting our third year of the project when we received notification that our study, which is funded by the Office of…