Social Media Spotlight: King County Metro on Twitter

@kcmetrobus shared Metro Matters Youth mural returns to Rainier Beach, and it’s a great story! It’s great to see this mural back in #RainierBeach! Thanks to the Transit Justice Youth Corps @rainierbeach @SenSaldana @KCCouncil Larry Gossett @kcexec http://bit.ly/2MzCRoB Follow King County Metro on Twitter today.

Social Media Spotlight: #CityHallSelfie Day

King County employees had a great showing for #CityHallSelfie Day last week! To view the selfies, visit King County, WA on Twitter and search – you guessed it – #CityHallSelfie!   In addition to viewing the selfies from our King County team – including Executive Constantine and, one of our favorites, RALS’ #CityHallSelfie #Twelfie – you can view how public servants around the country and around the world celebrated!  

Social Media Spotlight: King County Environmental Lab on Instagram

Welcome to the King County Environmental Lab’s Instagram! This is the SoundGuardian, King County’s high-tech, fully equipped research vessel. If you visit the Ballard Locks on the right day, you might see it and the crew on their way to collect samples out in Puget Sound. (Photo: Vigor Ballard) King County Environmental Lab helps safeguard the region’s water quality, and the Environmental Lab’s research vessel SoundGuardian plays a significant role in that effort. SoundGuardian is currently deployed in the north Puget Sound area supporting the orca recovery efforts! Follow kcenvirolab on Instagram… Read More

Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish off Lummi Nation boat and SoundGuardian

The King County SoundGuardian was featured in a recent article by the Associated Press, highlighting its participation in efforts to save a sick orca whale in Puget Sound. Teams taking drastic measures to save a young, ailing killer whale loaded up two boats with fat live salmon as the sun rose Friday and rushed to waters off Washington state’s San Juan Island, preparing if needed to test-feed the critically endangered orca a day after injecting it with medicine. By early afternoon, it appeared the 3½-year-old female orca called J50 was too far north… Read More

Social Media Spotlight: GIS & You on WordPress

GIS & You is introducing a new monthly contest called “Where in King County?” Each month, GIS & You will present a portion of a map either published on the King County website or produced from a King County GIS web mapping application. Each contest will also spotlight some of the features available from the web-mapping applications and some cartographic concepts that can help make you a more effective map user. How does the contest work? Simply study the map presented and perhaps find other clues in the text. You may have… Read More

Say CHEESE for #CityHallSelfie Day!

Show your King County pride by taking part in national City Hall Selfie Day! This annual event, sponsored by Engaging Local Government Leaders, is an opportunity to showcase the people who make local and regional government work. To participate, just take a photo of yourself or your workgroup in front of any King County facility (make sure we can tell where you are) and send the photo, including the names of everyone in the photo, to socialmedia@kingcounty.gov by noon, Aug. 14. We’ll share your photos on King County social media channels on… Read More

Social Media Spotlight: @CareersKC content on Twitter transitioning to @kcemployees

If you’ve been following Careers @ King County on Twitter, @CareersKC, you will soon be able to view all of our content – including employee news and career opportunities – at our existing @kcemployees handle. We will be decommissioning @CareersKC soon, but including select career opportunities with the great lineup of content we already share via @kcemployees. Join the conversation and enjoy our content – follow King County Employees on Twitter @kcemployees today!

Social Media Spotlight: @kcexec on Twitter

The official Twitter account of King County Executive Dow Constantine is a great source of information on all the latest happenings throughout King County! The county’s new transportation partnerships with Amazon and City of Seattle. The county’s transition to a 100 percent electric bus fleet. And, there’s much more than transit! Elections, Public Health and many other of the Executive’s priorities are part of the conversation. Follow @kcexec on Twitter today!

Social Media Spotlight: King County, WA on LinkedIn

King County is one of the best places to work in Washington and one of the state’s largest employers. With more than 14,000 dedicated employees, we are changing the way government does business and delivering vital services for more than 2 million residents. Join more than 16 thousand others; check out King County on LinkedIn today and follow us!

Social Media Spotlight: Metro Matters on WordPress

If you haven’t already, it’s time to check out and subscribe to Metro Matters. Receive new blog posts as soon as they are published! See what Metro Operator Heidi Barack fashioned out of transfer slips as a tribute to MLK Jr. and Metro. Meet Susan and Jeff; a couple who met on the bus as students – 25 years ago! Learn more about the educational campaign Metro initiated to end sexual harassment and misconduct on their services. Metro took the best of the Metro Matters blog and gave it a fresh, new… Read More