Kudos! to Public Health’s Dr. Matt Golden

Public Health HIV/STD Program Director Matt Golden, M.D., M.P.H. received the annual Nettie Award from Beyond AIDS for leading the first successful North American campaign to reach the UNAIDS goal of 90-90-90 by 2020. Dr. Golden is the first in the United States to be granted the award! Read more on our 90-90-90 accomplishment on Public Health Insider. Thank you, Public Health! Kudos, Dr. Golden!

Kudos! to Metro driver Michael Mackay

Zachary Cohn @ZacharyCohn gave props on Twitter Friday to one of our many great Metro drivers, after being impressed with how Michael Mackay avoided a potential accident: Props to @kcmetrobus driver of e line bus 6202 today at 1150. someone pulled out in front of him on Aurora. He slammed on the brakes, leaned on the horn, expertly avoided an accident, then calmly reached for the radio to apologize for the inconvenience and ensure riders were ok. Thank you, Zachary Cohn, and Kudos, Michael!

King County: #RiseWithUs

Welcome 2018 Special Olympics USA Games! Let me win. But, if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.  – Special Olympics Athlete Oath During the July 1-6 Seattle- and King County-hosted games, more than 4,000 athletes and coaches representing each state and the District of Columbia will compete in 14 team and individual sports “in the best sports facilities in the greater Seattle region including the University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, King County Parks’ Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, Willows Run Golf Club, Celebration Park, Angle… Read More

Kudos! to EcoConsumer for offering Repair Events – inclusively

EcoConsumer joined forces with Univision Seattle to get the word out to everyone about our great King County Repair Events! EcoConsumer’s creativity and media outreach continue to impress and serve the residents of King County well. Thank You, Paula Lamas and Univision Seattle! Kudos, EcoConsumer!

Kudos! to Deputy Joshua Lanich, King County Sheriff’s Office, for restoring faith in humanity!

Donna Wright sent a great, public Thank You tweet to Deputy Lanich of the King County Sheriff’s Office for his assistance Friday in helping an incapacitated driver who had driven the wrong way onto a freeway ramp. “…such an inspiring example of what a public servant should be … you restored my faith in humanity. Thank you for your professionalism and your service!” Thank you, Donna! Kudos, Deputy Lanich!

Kudos! to DAJD’s Linda Robson for winning a Gold Hermes Award

Linda Robson, Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Communications Specialist, wrote Giving inmates the skills to clean up at work and in life as the In Depth column for the November 2017 edition of the department’s monthly employee newsletter, which we featured in KC Employee News. Linda’s piece won a 2018 Gold Hermes Creative Award in the Writing category for Publication Article in an international competition hosted by the Association of Marketing Communication Professionals. In Greek mythology, Hermes is the Olympian god of orators and wit, of literature and poets, and invention… Read More

Kudos! to Medic One

Puget Sound Fire gave a great Thank You to Public Health’s Medic One on Twitter during National EMS Week “for being the best and setting the standard for emergency medical care.” Thank you Puget Sound Fire, and thank you Medic One!

Kudos! to Records and Licensing Services Division

Records and Licensing Services received a great Thank You tweet during Public Service Worker Appreciation Week from J.P. Stewart: Thank you for all you do for King County, RALS! And, thank you for the shout out, J.P.!

Kudos! to Judges Helen Halpert and Veronica Alicea-Galván

King County Superior Court Judges Helen Halpert and Veronica Alicea-Galván will be honored at the 2018 Judicial Appreciation and Honors Luncheon sponsored by the King County Chapter of the Washington Women Lawyers. Judge Halpert will be receiving the Judge of the Year Award, and Judge Alicea-Galván will be receiving the Vanguard Award. The luncheon will be held Wednesday, June 27 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.  

Kudos! to RASKC’s Humane Education team

RASKC spent some time with Fairwood Christian Preschool students in Renton, and they were a hit! Animal Control Specialist Nickie Ford (pictured) and Animal Services Administrator Lluvia Ellison-Morales spent two days sharing RASKC’s Humane Education with more than 125 students as part of the school’s pet week. Fairwood posted on Facebook, “We had a visit from the Kent animal control today. The kids had a blast! @kingcountypets” Well done, Nickie and Lluvia!