2019 Employee Survey kicks off today

Dear fellow King County employee, The 2019 Employee Survey kicked off today and you will soon receive an email from our survey consultant asking you to participate. This is now our fourth successive survey and each year your responses help us make King County a better place to work and a more effective service provider for our residents. Your responses have already had an impact. Almost 8,000 employees participated in our last survey and 290 action plans were implemented to address the issues you raised. As a result we’ve made many changes,… Read More

Executive Constantine thanks employees for extraordinary work during snowstorm

Our employees went above and beyond to help keep residents safe and moving during the biggest snowstorm the region has experienced in decades, and King County Executive Dow Constantine took a moment to thank employees in a brief video.  “It tested our ability as a local government to serve the people under extraordinary circumstances, and thanks to our dedicated employees, we rose to the challenge,” Executive Constantine said in the video. Click the image below to watch the video.

Executive Constantine shares his experience participating in the annual point-in-time homeless count 

Executive Dow Constantine shares his experience participating in the annual point-in-time count of people who are experiencing homelessness in King County. It included responding to a young person who was struggling and asked for help.  

Executive Constantine announces his plan to renew the King County Parks Levy, connecting regional trails and improving access to parks, green space and recreation 

Executive Dow Constantine announced his proposal to renew the current King County Parks Levy, scheduled to expire at the end of the year. His proposal for the August ballot would generate an estimated $738 million over the next six years to expand and connect regional trails, improve access to green space and recreation, and keep the county’s parks and trails clean, safe, and open.   The current King County Parks levy – which voters approved in 2013 – will expire Dec. 31. On Feb. 21, Executive Constantine sent to the King County Council… Read More

Keeping King County safe and moving during the winter storm 

View the video below to see Executive Dow Constantine provide an overview of the actions King County is taking to keep the region safe and moving during the biggest winter storm in years.  This video includes footage of Executive Dow Constantine meeting with King County  Metro vehicle maintenance employees, Facilities Maintenance Division employees, and staff at the Emergency Operations Center. He also visited the new Jefferson Day Center, which is operated by the Salvation Army through a contract with King County Department of Community and Human Services. 

Executive visits employees helping to keep County agencies open and staffed 

Our Facilities Management Division (FMD) employees have been working hard to remove snow and ice from about 40 buildings, ensuring access is safe for community members and staff. These employees have been working eight days straight with 4 a.m. start times to clear paths around our facilities. Their work has kept buildings safe, and dealt with blown tires and rough roads during poor conditions. They have worked collaboratively with leadership and other agencies while staying overnight, away from their families. To thank them for their continued dedication, King County Executive Dow Constantine stopped by for a… Read More

Thank you for your service in difficult conditions

Dear fellow King County employee, As our region continues to dig out of this week’s snow storm, I want to recognize and thank our employees for reporting to work in snowy, icy, and very cold conditions Sunday night, Monday, and Tuesday morning. When our customers needed us, to get them home or to work, to clear a path for them on the roads, to provide the services and care they count on, these employees went above and beyond to deliver great service. Difficult times and trying conditions often bring out the best… Read More

Executive Constantine joined 1,000 volunteers for Count Us In, the annual point-in-time count for people experiencing homelessness 

King County Executive Dow Constantine joined more than 1,000 volunteers, including several members of his Senior Leadership Team, in the early hours of Friday, Jan, 25, for Count Us In, the annual point-in-time county of people experiencing homelessness throughout King County.   Watch this short video as the Executive talks about the importance of this event and some of the things that King County is doing to tackle homelessness.

New Senior Leadership Team video featuring Dwight Dively, Director, Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget 

We’ve been featuring the members of Executive Constantine’s Senior Leadership Team in a new video series, and the latest video with Dwight Dively, Director of the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget, is now available.  In this video we spotlight Dwight, what he does in his role, and what brought him to King County.  Click the image below to watch the video. You can also watch the previous videos featuring Chief Performance Officer Gary Kurihara and Chief People Officer Whitney Abrams, and see all the videos on this webpage. Look for the remaining videos over the next couple… Read More

Celebrating another year of achievements

Dear fellow King County employee, At the end of each year our team takes a moment to review what we have achieved together in the previous 12 months, and looks ahead to what we want to accomplish during the coming year. Each year, looking back, I am astounded by the breadth and impact of our achievements, and 2018 is no exception. This year King County Metro was named the best large transit system in North America. We launched our Road Map to Zero Youth Detention, with the goal that every young person… Read More