Social Media Spotlight: King County Emergency News blog 

This blog is maintained by King County Emergency Management. In the event of a widespread disaster or other significant event, it will be used to inform residents in King County, Washington and the central Puget Sound region. The information provided may include safety tips, emergency directives, ways to stay informed, and important updates.  Follow the King County Emergency News blog today!        Click here to view all King County…

Reminder: Current Administrative Professionals are invited to attend a focus group 

The Administrative Professionals Advisory Committee has scheduled a second series of focus groups to hear directly from administrative professionals regarding the success of the program and what is needed to improve it. Feedback provided will help the committee learn how to best support administrative professionals at King County. Register for one of the following focus group…

Honoring our military veterans

Dear fellow King County employee, Every year, our nation comes together to salute the men and women who answered the call of duty to serve in our nation’s armed forces. To protect and preserve our freedoms, they placed their lives in harm’s way, often thousands of miles from home and family. Among the more than…

Twenty-two employees celebrated at Bridge Fellowship ceremony 

The 22 graduates from the 2017-2018 Bridge Fellowship Program were recognized at a ceremony attended by more than 100 colleagues, family, friends, and senior leaders last week at the King Street Center in Seattle.  The Bridge Fellowship is an intensive leadership development program designed to enhance participants’ leadership skills and knowledge of County systems and operations, and…

All Are Welcome Here 

Crossposted from Metro Matters As King County Metro grows and changes in our role as the regional mobility provider, there’s something we’ll never leave behind: our commitment to keeping Metro safe and welcoming for everyone who uses our services or works here. The recent terrible events in Texas, New York City and elsewhere are grim…

Recovery Place Seattle at Beacon Hill offers integrated treatment options for people with mental health and substance use disorders 

As shared from the DCHS Touching Base Newsletter  Recovery Place Seattle at Beacon Hill, operated by Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care, will be the first detox facility in King County to offer treatment for co-occurring disorders. The new treatment facility opened its doors for a community open house on Oct. 18 and a media event and…

Kudos! Graduation day for new Metro drivers! 

Crossposted from Metro Matters  Congratulations to our 20 newest part-time drivers! They’ve completed training and will be carrying riders starting Monday, Oct. 30. They join the ranks of 2,800 (and growing) part- and full-time professional transit operators who keep our community and economy moving!  New members of the King County Metro family: (pictured) David, Charito,…