National Women’s History Month profiles trailblazing women in King County labor and business

This article is featured courtesy of Jamie Holter, Communications Manager, Department of Information Technology Tamara Davis, KCIT IT Project Management How did you get your start in IT? I started in GIS as an analyst and quickly realized I had two choices: one, pursue GIS as an IT career developing databases and applications, or two, pursue using GIS…

Five questions with Kara Hannigan, Training and Organizational Development Manager, Human Resources Division

Why did you start as a Training and Organizational Development Manager with King County? I’ve worked in learning and leadership development for many years across different sectors. Initially as a high school teacher, then training librarians and patrons to use computer applications and the Internet while working for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and…

Five Questions with Emmanuel Rivera, Health & Environmental Investigator III, Natural Resources & Parks

1. What was your first role at King County? My first role at King County involved working within the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP) as a Health and Environmental Investigator.  As part of the Survey Team,  I did business cold calls throughout King County regarding proper use, storage and disposal of hazardous products and…

Five Questions with Elizabeth Berris, Attorney-Guardian Ad Litem, Superior Court

1. What is your role with King County? I am an Attorney-Guardian Ad Litem with the King County Superior Court Dependency CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program. I complete independent investigations and advocacy for the children’s best interests in cases where parents have been accused by Child Protective Services of abusing or neglecting them. 2. What is…

Five Questions with Jameelah Cage, Training Coordinator, Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention

1. What was your first role at King County? I started my career with King County Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention close to 15 years ago as a Juvenile Detention Officer. 2. What does your work as DAJD Training Coordinator involve? As the Training Coordinator, I am responsible for scheduling, conducting, monitoring, evaluating and coordinating…