Kudos! Employee provides exceptional customer service  

The following kudos was received from a customer in praise of Tiffany Frank, Customer Service Specialist III, Records and Licensing Services, with the Department of Executive Services (DES).  “I would like to thank miss beautiful lady Tiffany Frank for her outstanding performance on Monday, April 29, 2019. She was warm, kind, pleasant, knowledgeable and professional when an old Asian woman needed help getting an auto title which we lost and miss Tiffany rewrote an ‘Affidavit of Loss/Release of Interest’ for me even though she was very busy. I would like to share… Read More

King County expresses gratitude for administrative professional employees 

King County celebrated its more than 2,300 administrative professional employees last week at the 4th Annual Administrative Professionals Day Recognition Event. This year’s event focused on the theme of “Gratitude” for the many contributions of administrative professionals to county government, and their work in helping all employees provide the best possible service to customers. “Often administrative professionals and those who work behind the scenes don’t always get the recognition… but we all know you make it happen,” Whitney Abrams, Chief People Officer, said at the event. “Providing opportunities to not only recognize the… Read More

Celebrating Administrative Professionals Recognition Day 

King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Council both proclaimed today, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, as Administrative Professionals Day in King County. Administrative Professionals Day is observed annually on the fourth Wednesday in April to recognize the many contributions of administrative professional employees.  “I encourage all residents to join me in thanking administrative professional employees for their work and in expressing gratitude for their many contributions to our government,” Executive Constantine said in his Proclamation. View the Executive Proclamation here, and the Council proclamation here, or view them below.

Kudos! DHR employee makes new employees feel comfortable and welcome! 

The following kudos was received in praise of Kristy Hampton, Senior Human Resource Analyst with the Department of Human Resources (DHR). “I’m writing to let you know how much I greatly enjoy working with Kristy Hampton!  She is a stellar analyst; she makes the process comfortable for the employee, actively listens, asks thoughtful questions, etc.  She has a very approachable style and is very pleasant.    I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with Kristy on at least five+ occasions in the last several weeks.   She consistently provides top notch service. You’ve  got yourself… Read More

Kudos! Trailhead Direct program featured for improving access to trails 

Launched in 2017, the Trailhead Direct program was recently highlighted on the REI store blog, with one writer sharing how the program encourages residents to both drive less and explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Reliant on the weather, the program will star back up later this year. Read the full article here.  Kudos to our innovative programs, like Trailhead Director, for helping residents to better access the outdoors and for minimizing traffic! 

King County wins organizational leadership award for government performance and continuous improvement 

The Center for Accountability and Performance, affiliated with the American Society for Public Administration, awarded King County the CAP Organizational Leadership Award for 2019.  The annual CAP Organizational Leadership Award recognizes outstanding management strategies that result in a culture change, sustained improvements, and demonstrated positive effects on government performance and accountability.  “This award is a tribute to the thousands of King County employees who embrace continuous improvement every day,” said Executive Constantine. “We are creating a culture of excellence and innovation that will endure and enable us to tackle the most pressing… Read More

Big shoutout to King County Metro and King County Roads employees!   

Thank you to King County Metro and King County Roads employees for working hard to keep employees, residents and our community safely moving throughout the snow and ice. We are grateful to Metro employees for getting us all safely to and from our destinations, and to Road Services for maintaining our roadways throughout the county to keep traffic moving carefully and free from harm. Kudos to you for your commitment and dedication!

Kudos to archivist for fast, friendly service! 

After assisting a staff member from the Assessor’s Office on a rush deed request, assistant archivist Amanda Demeter received the following praise:   “Woman – You Seriously Rock!!!! Thank you Thank you!”   Congrats and thank you to Amanda for delivering excellent service.

Office of Emergency Management featured in Seattle Weekly 

Sophia Lopez, King County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) public education coordinator, was featured in a December 19 Seattle Weekly article about how King County is preparing for a major earthquake such as a magnitude 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone quake.  Seattle Weekly contacted OEM in response to December’s earthquake in Alaska, and a report that questioned the Puget Sound region’s preparedness for such a disaster. Read the article here.

Kudos! King County Metro Transit receives rave from Seattle Times readers 

This piece was featured at the top of the Seattle Times’ Rant and Raves list for December 30, 2018. Kudos to our efficient King County Metro Transit!   “RAVE To Sound Transit, King County Metro Transit and Seattle Center Monorail for providing me and my out-of-town visitor a pleasant adventure from Auburn into Seattle, all on public transportation! From the kind attendant in Auburn who alerted us that we were on the wrong side of the train platform, to the friendly enforcers who boarded the train to verify riders had paid. Once into Seattle, everyone was… Read More