Bringing the Data Together

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids Blog Part 5 of our Community Owned Data blog series This is the fifth and final post in our month-long Community Owned Data series we are doing to highlight our learnings from the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey. If you are interested in the previous posts, we link to them all at…

Administration Building 5th Avenue entry ADA wheelchair lift replacement begins today

FMD Advisory The Administration Building ADA wheelchair lift at the 5th Avenue entry is scheduled to be replaced. Construction will begin tomorrow, July 12 and the new lift is scheduled to be in operation by September. The ADA-accessible route into the Administration Building will be closed during construction. An alternative route is through the Chinook…

Parks employee competes in 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Rama ‘RJT’ Tall has been a King County employee since 1990 as a Parks Specialist with the Department of Natural Resources and Parks. He is also one of the employee athletes who represented the State of Washington during the Seattle- and King County-hosted 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Like Metro’s Jonathan Leckband, featured in Employee…

Overseas and service voters

Regardless of where you are in the world, you have the right to cast a ballot in every election and have it arrive on time to be counted. Overseas and service voters have additional voter registration, ballot delivery, and ballot return options. Let your King County expats and servicemembers know the deadline to register to…

Joseph Rivers: Metro operator and Special Olympics athlete, coach, referee, volunteer and athlete parent

Joseph Rivers is one of King County’s 3,000 Metro Transit operators. He is also a former Special Olympics athlete, current volunteer, has coached and refereed for the games, and is the proud father of two of the athletes competing in this week’s Seattle- and King County-hosted 2018 Special Olympic USA Games! Rivers joined King County…

Learning from listening

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids Blog Part 3 of our Community Owned Data blog series This is the third post in our month-long Community Owned Data series we are doing to highlight our learnings from the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey. We brought the data to specific communities in the form of “data…

2018 Seattle Pride Parade in pictures

Hundreds of King County employees and their friends and family joined King County Executive Dow Constantine to celebrate diversity, fairness, and justice at the Seattle Pride Parade Sunday. “Another fantastic #SeattlePride on the books! Times are difficult, but in King County, we’re striving to make sure that #allarewelcome,” Executive Constantine shared on Twitter Sunday. King…