Historic labor agreement delivers on our employee-focused priorities

King County and the Coalition of Unions have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year Master Labor Agreement (MLA) that will, once ratified, help the County advance towards its goal to be a workplace where every employee has the tools, knowledge and support to innovate, achieve their career goals and deliver equitable, high quality service to our…

Celebrating Disability Awareness Month

This October King County is celebrating Disability Awareness Month and taking the opportunity to recognize the many contributions of people with disabilities to our workforce and our communities.  King County provides many programs and services – such as easier access to public transit, greater access to parks, facilities and trails, housing assistance and improvement programs, and Accessible…

King County Executive announces new grant opportunities for unincorporated area projects 

King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced the availability of Community Service Area grant funding for a wide variety of educational, cultural and environmental projects that will benefit residents of unincorporated areas. “Community Service Area grants help people share in local art, enhance our forests and green spaces, and connect with neighbors young and old,” said Executive…

Launch of our Mentorship Program

Dear fellow King County employee,  Over the past few years, we’ve done a lot of work to strengthen our capacity as a culturally responsive learning organization, one that develops employees and offers equitable opportunities for growth and advancement, wherever you are in your career at King County.  Today I am pleased to announce the launch…

Leadership transition at KCIT

Dear fellow King County employee, Today Bill Kehoe, Director of our Department of Information Technology, announced that he is leaving King County to pursue a new opportunity that builds on what he’s accomplished here at King County. Bill has led the transformation of KCIT into a technology leader, one that was recently recognized as the…

Executive Constantine makes four staffing announcements

Last week King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that he is assigning additional duties to two members of his Senior Leadership Team and appointing a new Chief Operating Officer in his office. Deputy Executive Rhonda Berry was appointed to lead inter-agency and community coordination and strategy to further reduce the number of youth in detention; Mike Fong, former Chief of Staff to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, will serve as…

Standing up to hate, fascism and bigotry

Dear fellow King County employee, On Saturday we witnessed the ugly face of hate in our country at a rally of white supremacists, fascists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia.  A similar group gathered yesterday in downtown Seattle, and my message to these groups on behalf of the people of King County is clear: We fought…

Mike Fong named Chief Operating Officer

Dear fellow King County employee, Today I named Mike Fong to serve as Chief Operating Officer in my office and join my senior leadership team. Mike will be responsible for managing Executive branch departments and ensuring that we continue to deliver on our key priorities – best-run government, regional mobility, confronting climate change and building equity and social justice – for our…

Working together on our priorities

People choose a career at King County because they want to make a difference in their communities and the lives of the people who live and work in them, and their efforts are guided by four key priorities. “Over the last several years we have been working in four priority areas – best-run government, regional…