From the Hip: Barb Miner, Director, Department of Judicial Administration

Supervisors or Super Heroes?  Who is instrumental in choosing the next new King County employee?  Who inspires employees to be engaged, makes sure they are trained, and gets them the resources they need to accomplish their job?  Who ensures daily operations are managed and weekly and monthly goals get met? Whose presence and efforts helps…

From the Hip: John Starbard, Director, Department of Permitting and Environmental Review

On-line, not in line The Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (“Permitting”), like all County agencies, has been on a years-long journey of continuous improvement. This year, we will be expanding some service enhancements that we launched last year so that nearly every applicant can gain the benefits of easier application. Those enhancements are: 1)…

Executive Constantine names new GM for Metro, the nation’s 10th largest transit service

In naming interim Metro General Manager Rob Gannon to the permanent position, King County Executive Dow Constantine selected a leader with experience at Metro as well as Amazon.com and the University of Montana. Gannon, 47, served as Interim General Manager from March 2016 until now. He was Metro Deputy General Manager from 2013-2016, and Human…

We’re hiring and training drivers, reducing canceled trips

Crossposted from Metro Matters (Editor’s Note: This blog post includes a message from Metro Transit Interim General Manager Rob Gannon, followed below by a detailed accounting by Operations Manager Ted Harris, who outlines Metro’s efforts to hire drivers during our time of growth. Learn about the opportunity to #DriveForMetro.) At Metro Transit, we strive to…