Supported Employment in Roads Division: Matt Everson 

King County’s Supported Employment Program matches job seekers with developmental disabilities to jobs by identifying efficiencies and unmet needs throughout King County government. Roads Division partnered with Christina Davidson, Supported Employment Program Manager, to hire through the Program to meet their business needs.    Matt Everson started working with the Roads Division in December of 2017 to provide support around recycling and other tasks. “[Matt] is just a part of the family now. People from front-line employees to management love to interact with Matt. He’s been a great addition to the team,” stated Jeremy Ferguson,… Read More

Radio shop star: Ric Myers  

KCIT Electronics Communications Specialist Ric Myers was assigned the task of finding a vendor to install a bi-directional Amplifier system (BDA) in the Shoreline Police Department’s new building, located at Shoreline City Hall. After he received the bids, Ric declared he would do the work himself. Ric, along with coworkers Aaron Oestmann and Sean Bachler, ran cable and installed antenna systems throughout the Shoreline Police headquarters, saving thousands of dollars and completing the project three months ahead of schedule. Because of Ric’s great attitude and great customer service, Shoreline Police have made him their… Read More

King County District Court Judge shares profound impact of county’s Regional Veterans Court 

The Seattle Times published an opinion piece from King County District Court Judge Ketu Shah on November 12. The article highlighted how in Regional Veterans Court, those who served in the Armed Forces can participate in the treatment court process with their fellow veterans, affirming that they are not alone in their struggle, and receive the opportunity to succeed. “Honoring our veterans means ensuring they have stable housing, employment and educational opportunities. It means treating their invisible wounds of war just as earnestly as we treat their physical wounds,” he said. Read the full article… Read More

Q&A with Elections translators: Nhien Huynh, Vietnamese 

Crossposted from Election Connection We’re highlighting the great work our translators do helping to make our elections and services accessible to every member of the community. Here we sit down for a brief Q&A with Nhien Huynh, our Vietnamese language translator. What is your background and what brought you to working in local government at King County? I was the Student Government Community Service Chair at South Seattle College. That experience taught me the importance of being involved and making a difference in the community. For that reason, I was attracted to working in… Read More