Auburn Symphony Orchestra discount for April 30

King County employees are welcome to take advantage of an available discount for the Auburn Symphony Orchestra performance of “Love, Passion and Defiance” on Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. The event features Nikolas Caoile, as guest conductor and Daniel Lebhardt, as piano soloist. Held at the Auburn Performing Arts Center (702 Fourth Street NE, Auburn, WA 98002), employees will receive a discount of…

Employee Giving Campaign: Invite your favorite nonprofit by April 27

Employee referred nonprofits are our favorite! It is our goal, after all, to connect employees to the causes they are passionate about through the Annual Giving Drive. All nonprofits must apply and meet eligibility requirements annually in order for them to be in the upcoming Annual Giving Drive. Invite your favorite nonprofit here. Applications are due by Thursday, April…

Executive unveils stronger community-centered response for youth and families in crisis

Crossposted from King County Youth Justice  King County Executive Dow Constantine announced new options for parents, youth, school personnel and local law enforcement that will divert and reduce the number of youth who come into contact with the courts and detention facilities. The “Safe Spaces” proposal connects youth who may have traditionally gone into the…

May Day events Monday, May 1

Several community groups are planning rallies, marches, and other events to mark May Day this Monday, May 1. These events include (see map below): May Day March – Some King County employees will participate in this year’s May Day March which focuses on labor and immigrant rights and begins at Judkins Park, starting at 11:30…

Social Security 101: Everything You Wanted to Know, April 26 

This event, presented by the Social Security Administration, will answer many of your of your questions regarding Retirement Benefits and Eligibility Requirements, Early Retirement Effect on Benefits, Survivor Benefits, Medicare, Disability and Spouse Benefits and much more! Attendees are asked to bring a printed Social Security Statement, which can be accessed at http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount. Wednesday, April…

King County honors the heroic sacrifice of firefighter Luther Dean Bonner with a new airport fire station that captures his story

At a ceremony Monday at King County International Airport, the new rescue and fire station was named in honor of a fallen firefighter whose act of bravery has been overlooked for decades. In 1943, Luther Dean Bonner, a 23-year-old Seattle firefighter, died while attempting to rescue passengers and warehouse workers after a plane crashed into…

Metro’s Anita Whitfield: Paving the way for equity in public transit 

Crossposted from Metro Matters As Metro’s EEO/Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Anita Whitfield has been breaking down barriers and instilling a shared sense of responsibility for promoting equity and social justice. Whitfield has worked to create a culture where employees feel safe to have difficult discussions about historical and current inequities. She’s led training for many…