Waterless carwash contract saves 33 gallons per wash 

The “spray on, wipe off” method is the latest and most environmentally sustainable way of washing vehicles, saving 33 gallons of water per car wash, and the Fleet Administration Division (Fleet) is a leader in this effort.  Fleet recently finalized a five-year contract with Eco Service USA for fleet vehicle cleaning, after using their service on a pay-as-you-go basis for the last year. The new contract is already helping King County tackle climate change and reduce its environmental…

Summer Interns meet with Executive Constantine 

By Miguel Estevez Osorio and Von Te’Kwan Dalton, high school summer interns for the Office of Equity and Social Justice and Public Health-Seattle & King County (respectively) through King County’s Lift Every Youth Employment & Mentorship Program Pilot. Recently, King County Executive Dow Constantine met with some of us summer interns from King County’s Lift Every Youth Employment…

Executive Constantine makes three staffing announcements

Last week King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that he is assigning additional duties to two members of his Senior Leadership Team and appointing a new Chief Operating Officer in his office. Deputy Executive Rhonda Berry was appointed to lead inter-agency and community coordination and strategy to further reduce the number of youth in detention, Mike Fong, former Chief of Staff to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, will serve as Chief Operating…

Mario Bailey helps youth get back on track with education and employment opportunities 

Crossposted from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Facebook  In the early 1990s, Mario Bailey was setting University of Washington football on fire. The Husky Hall of Famer and All American receiver helped take the Huskies to the Rose Bowl twice, scoring four touchdowns at the bowl games and leading the Huskies to a co-national…

Metro Transit’s largest union approves 3-year contract to ensure a safe, healthy, well-trained workforce

King County Metro Transit today announced that Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 – which represents about 4,100 Metro employees – has approved a three-year labor contract. The contract increases wages by 9 percent over three years, and includes key provisions that will help Metro recruit bus drivers to grow service, as well as improve the…

Eat Well, Live Well this weekend at CHOMP! August 18 and 19

Crossposted from King County Parks Plog  Dinner in the Park – Friday, Aug. 18: Kick-off the weekend by attending CHOMP!’s Dinner in the Park on Friday, Aug. 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the historic Willowmoor Farm area at King County’s Marymoor Park. Buy tickets today before they run out! CHOMP! – Saturday, Aug. 19: Enjoy a full day of activities at CHOMP!, King County’s…

New employee discount to UW Husky homecoming football game, October 28

The time for Husky football is right around the corner! King County employees are welcome to take advantage of a discount on tickets to the Saturday, October 28UW  game against UCLA. The event is Local Government Appreciation Day as well as the University of Washington homecoming football game.   The discount offers between $5-$15 off current ticket prices. To access…

Goat Hill Giving Garden video

Crossposted from King County Healthy Incentives King County employees and community partners came together last week to celebrate the downtown Goat Hill Giving Garden. Attendees took a short break from their day to enjoy lavender lemonade made with lavender from the garden, pick up giveaways provided by LOOP Biosolids, learn about the history of the garden,…

Kudos! Supportive supervisor sets up yoga for employees at Columbia Dental Clinic

The following message was received by Dental Assistant Geniece Kinney in praise of her supervisor for being thoughtful of employees health and well being. I wanted to give a big shout out to my supervisor, Deborah DeQuier Bowden. She partnered with one of our community partners, Tiger Lilly Yoga. She has made it possible for some of our dental staff to…