Kudos! Detective Edward Christian and Deputy Michael Cavell, King County Sheriff’s Office

A huge thank you to Detective Christian and Deputy Michael Cavell for their concern and prompt response when my cell phone was stolen at Century Link event center before the WSU game on August 28th. These two gentleman jumped right in to help me, and actually figured out who the thief was by doing a quick, intelligent investigation on the spot. Within 90 minutes, they were able to identify the thief, confront her and arrest her; and I got my phone back that evening… Deputy Cavell and Detective Christian… went above and beyond… Read More

Kudos! Tiffany Frank, Customer Service Specialist III, Records and Licensing Services Division

A customer called to express her thanks for the service she received from Tiffany Frank in the Recorder’s Office. You can listen to the customer’s voicemail here or read the transcript below. My name is Ernestine Rutledge and I’m a senior citizen that had to have some documents completed and recorded on my house and adding my daughter onto my deed and I just wanted to call and let you know that the people who are answering your phone are just absolutely wonderful. Everyone I talked to took the time and gave me… Read More

Kudos! Afshin Meratinia, Metro Bus Operator

I wanted to thank this driver for avoiding the freeway backup due to the incident on the freeway, and finding a way to get folks home as fast as he could. He even offered suggestions for people who needed to go directly to Shoreline. I took his advice, and got home 3 hours sooner than I expected given the situation. Since I had worked all day and visited a friend in the hospital before going home, I couldn’t afford to be stuck on the freeway and miss an online test due at… Read More

Kudos! Wastewater Treatment Division employees

I am proud to announce that WTD employees have once again earned the Platinum Peak Performance Award for multiple years of consecutive 100 percent NPDES permit compliance for effluent limits for both West Point and South Plant. AND… Brightwater, Carnation, and Vashon treatment plants will all win Gold Awards this year! The Gold Awards honor treatment works that have achieved 100 percent compliance with their NPDES permit for an entire calendar year. West Point has achieved 100 percent compliance for 12 years, and South Plant has achieved this status for 16 years…. Read More

Kudos! Patti Gravel, Customer Service Specialist, DCHS

Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Education and Employment Resources employee, Patti Gravel is the first face that job seekers see when entering WorkSource Renton and she always greets them with a warm smile and a “how can I help you today?” Our unemployed job seekers appreciate Patti’s warmth and caring and she is a customer service champion for both job seekers and the staff at WorkSource Renton. She is always pleasant and helpful when staff needs anything from booking a room to directions within the Center. Job seekers find her… Read More

Kudos! King County earns national award for innovative program

King County has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor top county government programs that are innovative and enhance services for their residents. NACo recognized King County’s eAppeals – Online Property Assessment Appeals Program for its 2014 Achievement Award in the category of Information Technology. eAppeals allows property owners to file an appeal of their property valuation on-line. eAppeals users can compare the valuations of comparable properties, forecast potential tax savings and submit evidence to support their appeal digitally as part of the… Read More

Kudos! Jack Millman, Metro Transit Operator

I just wanted to write in and say that this bus driver totally made my night last week!  I sometimes am nervous taking the bus this late at night by myself, but his friendly attitude greeting everyone as they came on the bus instantly put me at ease.  He was joking and commenting about different locations along the route and made everyone smile. I wish I had caught his name, but hopefully you can pass along the note that I appreciated his friendly attitude. – K. Renee

Kudos! Congratulation on award for leading healthier lives

On June 10 we celebrated winning the Harvard Innovations Award, awarded to King County for our Healthy Incentives Program. We had a great time remembering all of the things that make this program unique and, for some of our employees, life-saving. The “What’s Your Reason” video that our co-workers put together is just the tip of the kind of creativity that led Harvard to award us this prize. Harvard Professor Stephen Goldsmith, who presented us with the plaque, told us we won not necessarily because we saved money but because we did it in… Read More

Kudos! Christine Nguyen, Customer Service Specialist III, Records and Licensing Services Division, DES

Good day, I was overseas for a year and when I returned, decided to get some personalized plates. There was a Christine who helped me at your 4th Street [Avenue] Office in Seattle at approximately 3:30 p.m. last Friday [May 2]. She not only took my plate application, but also let me know I could get tabs early (they were good until August, so I didn’t think it was possible to get them done early). She also reminded me that a new emissions test would also be needed and gave me excellent directions to… Read More

Kudos! Public Health Preparedness gets perfect score in CDC review

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Public Health’s Preparedness Section a perfect score of 100 in a recent assessment of its ability to receive, stage, store, distribute, and dispense medications during a public health emergency. In 2004, the CDC established the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) to increase preparedness for biological disasters and protect the public if there is a public health emergency in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. A public health emergency could include an anthrax attack, an influenza pandemic, or a natural disaster that affects the health of a… Read More