Join King County at the 40th Annual Washington Women in Trades Fair, May 10 

Join King County Facilities Management Division, Department of Natural Resources & Parks, Department of Transportation and others at the Seattle Center for the 39th Annual Washington Women in Trades Fair this Friday, May 10 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Learn more about the fair at the Washington Women in Trades website. 

May is Mental Health Month

Dear employee, May is national Mental Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of mental health to our overall health and well-being, and to our community. Talking about and acknowledging mental health can be difficult and awkward, yet mental health is as important to our well-being as physical health. As the World Health Organization says, “there is no health without mental health.” Silence and stigma are two of the biggest barriers to people getting the care they need. Employees, family, and friends may struggle in silence, or not know… Read More

Join King County for Pride 2019, June 30 

Bring your Intersectional Selves and join your colleagues Sunday, June 30, as we march in celebration and support of Seattle’s LGBTIQQA community! All are welcome; feel free to bring your friends and family! Can’t make it to the parade? You can still order a t-shirt to show your support for the community (details to come).  Please email Mariah Taylor at mariah.taylor@kingcounty.gov with “Pride 2019” in the subject line.  To remain informed: Get on the distribution list to stay up to date on Pride related activities including important dates, t-shirt sales, and Parade details. Mariah… Read More

With one year until Census Day 2020, Executive Constantine, Mayor Durkan, and Seattle Foundation announce first-ever $1 million Regional Census Fund 

Joined by community members at El Centro de la Raza, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, and Seattle Foundation President and CEO Tony Mestres created the first-ever Regional Census Fund to provide $1 million in funding to help community organizations prepare for the 2020 Census, which will be conducted April 1, 2020. The Regional Census Fund is a $1 million pooled fund that will allocate money to Seattle and King County-based community organizations to help fund outreach and other activities for the United States 2020 Census. Read more in the… Read More

Reminder: 4th Annual Administrative Professionals Recognition event, Wednesday, April 24 

King County will celebrate the many contributions of our Administrative Professional employees at the 4th Annual Administrative Professionals Recognition event on Wednesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in room E-942 of the King County Courthouse.  This year’s event will focus on our “Gratitude” for the contributions of all Administrative Professionals. There will be guest speakers, and light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited so please register for the event, and arrive early so as to allow extra time for security screening.  Questions? Email administrativeprofessionals@kingcounty.gov. 

Youth engagement program provides resources and voice to Latinx students

King County is committed to being a place where every person can succeed and fulfil their potential. It is important to further work being done that allows every community here to thrive and have the opportunities it deserves. A current program in the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS), through the Employment and Education Resources (EER) division, seeks to do this for underserved Latinx youth. The King County Reengagement System, working closely with the Road Map Project, coordinates with local partners to reduce education and employment disparities faced by youth and… Read More

County Council condemns intolerance, supports religious freedom 

They are your co-workers, friends and neighbors. They serve in the military, are in law enforcement and work in King County government. They are Muslims, a faith with over 1-billion worshipers, and they are increasingly under attack.  Responding to the growing acts of religious intolerance not only in King County, but around the world, the Metropolitan King County Council condemned acts of violence against those exercising their constitutionally protected right to worship. The proclamation recognizes the killing of 50 worshipers inside two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 by a… Read More

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside of yourself” – Oprah Winfrey 

The King County Mentorship Program provides opportunities for growth, development and support, and also helps employees achieve their career goals. The program supports mentors by providing opportunities to deepen their knowledge on a specific topic (to teach is to know), increase their reputation and influence, and the satisfaction of passing on critical knowledge important to the continued success of the county. The program supports mentees by providing a trusted advisor to urge each person to learn new things about his or herself, help make more of personal strengths and develop hidden talents. To learn… Read More

KCIT communications employee honored for military service on International Women’s Day   

Elizabeth Inglese, a Visual Designer with King County Information Technology, was recently featured in a New York Times article highlighting women’s achievements in the military as part of International Women’s Day. As a Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Elizabeth served as the Chief Designer for the Reserve’s Centennial Commemoration Campaign, (2015-2016). Her design work appeared across America, including such locations as the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, La., the Navy Memorial Museum in Washington DC, and even Times Square in New York. “It was an honor to be selected for the job of designer… Read More

Womxn’s History Month Panel 2019: Womxn Who Lead 

Employees are welcome to join the 4th annual panel discussion in recognition of March as Womxn’s History Month at King County. This year’s theme is, “Womxn Who Lead: Stories from the Past and How They Influence the Future.”   Monday, March 25, from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. King County Courthouse room E-942. The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.  This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is needed. Lunch is not provided, but there will be light refreshments. Employees are welcome to bring their own lunch to eat during… Read More