5th Avenue Theatre and Seattle Sympony offering employee discounts 

King County employees are now able to receive discounted tickets to the hit Broadway musical comedy The Prom.To access the discount, employees can book directly through the 5th Avenue Theatre website, click on SHOWS & TICKETS, select the Calendar, and enter promo code SEACITY to purchase tickets. The Seattle Symphony is offering employee discounts for several upcoming events including the Verdi Requiem, National Geographic’s speaker series’ How to Clone a Mammoth, and Wayne Marshall Plays and Conducts Gershwin. Enter promo code SYMPHONY22 to save 20% off tickets at checkout. See all available employee discounts on the Employee Discount webpage.

Virtual Core Conditioning class

King County employees are invited to join Balanced You and Vivecorp for virtual Core Conditioning on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. During the class, you will work the entire body using power, strength, and stabilization exercises like woodchops, planks, and glute bridges. This class is perfect for combatting the effects of sitting at a desk or doing repetitive motions all day. Heavy floor work with minimal jumping is involved. Exercises in these classes are taught at an intermediate level with variations suitable for all fitness levels available. To register… Read More

Big Backyard 5K is Sunday, June 5

Founded in 2010, the Big Backyard 5K (also known as the BBY5K), is a community run/walk showcasing and benefitting King County Parks. Proceeds from the BBY5K benefit King County Parks, supporting maintenance and operations of facilities and recreational resources. Thoughout 12 years, more than 12,000 runners and walkers have gathered to raise more than $75,000 for King County Parks. ​This year’s event is on Sunday, June 5, and celebrates our ability to gather again with a simple approach to fun and fitness. Click here to find out more and register.

Jail Health Services extends vaccine benefit program

Employees at Jail Health Services, Public Health — Seattle & King County, are poised to continue a successful incentive program that encourages people in custody to get vaccinated. The relaunched vaccine benefit program is set to go live Thursday, May 19. It is happening thanks to a new $30,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The money will provide a $50 commissary credit to patients at the jail whenever they are eligible and elect to receive a vaccination, whether it is for their primary vaccination series or a booster dose. “The COVID-19… Read More

Native American Career Day with Sheriff’s Office 

On May 11, the King County Sheriff’s Office was privileged to stand by their partners at the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe which hosted Native American Career Day. This event was attended by 200 area students and offered them an opportunity to talk to people from various industries and colleges about job opportunities and to support their career path. Sheriff’s Office members talked to the students and answered questions about public safety and a possible career with the department. For more information about this event and other upcoming community events, visit the KCSO Facebook page.

Innovation Award for People

Part of the Executive’s Performance Excellence Awards, the Innovation Award for People goes to the Department of Executive Services/Fleet Services – Apprenticeship Program. Fleet Services was having trouble finding candidates with sufficient skills for heavy-duty technician positions, leading to staff shortages and delays in maintaining King County roads. The division created an apprenticeship program that allowed the county to grow a skilled workforce from within, and gave apprentices the opportunity to become career-service employees. Click here to learn more about this award and watch the video.

Watch the 2022 State of the County address Tuesday, May 24 at 1 p.m.

King County Executive Dow Constantine will deliver his 2022 State of the County address at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, and employees are invited to watch the address live from their workstations. You can watch Executive Constantine’s address streaming live on this webpage and on KCTV Channels 22 and 322 (HD). The Executive’s remarks will begin a little after 1 p.m. Every year, during the State of the County address, Executive Constantine discusses the condition of our County and outlines his legislative agenda and priorities to the people of King County. Video and the text of… Read More

Coffee with a Cop in Burien

On Monday, May 9, the King County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Starbucks and the Burien Police Department, hosted Coffee with a Cop. The event was a success and well-received by the community. Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall and Undersheriff Jesse Anderson joined other command staff, along with deputies and 911 dispatchers, to talk and meet with community members. Customers were pleasantly surprised to receive their drive-up order from uniformed King County and Burien deputies donning the signature Starbucks green apron. For more information about this event and other upcoming community events, visit the KCSO Facebook page.

KCTV celebrates Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander month

There’s a saying in Vietnamese, “Uống nước nhớ nguồn” that translates to “when you drink from a river, remember its origins.” Throughout the month of May, KCTV will feature local AANHPI leaders each week to see how their past is connected to the present. Week two features Shawn Wong, a Chinese-American University of Washington professor and author. When Wong was coming up as a young writer in the 1970s, he wanted to know: Where are all the Asian American authors? Fifty years later, through publishing, writing and teaching, Shawn has worked to make Asian… Read More

Congratulations to the 2021 Executive’s Performance Excellence Awards honorees

Several King County leaders today announced the honorees for the 2021 Executive’s Performance Excellence Awards in a series of videos, recognizing employees and teams for their exceptional contributions to performance, leadership, service, and innovation to better serve our residents. “I established these awards back in 2018 to honor employees and workgroups for their exceptional contributions to performance, leadership, and innovation,” Executive Constantine said in his introduction to the awards. “Recognizing great work is important; and celebrating the people behind the great work is even more important; and that’s exactly what’s behind the… Read More