Metro managers who #RideTransit

Shared from Employee Transportation Program In observance of Ride Transit Month, the Employee Transportation Program is chatting with four Metro managers about their transit commutes, and sharing any advice they’d like to pass along to new riders. First up is Diane Carlson, who became Metro’s Director of Capital Projects in February. Carlson lives along the…

Michael Jacobson receives national Excellence in Government Leadership Award

Michael Jacobson, Deputy Director of Performance, Strategy and Budget, has been recognized by the Association of Government Accountants with their 2018 Excellence in Government Leadership Award. This nationally recognized award is given to professionals who exemplify and promote excellence in government financial management, outstanding leadership, and innovative management procedures. It recognizes the cumulative achievements of…

All Home: Count Us In 2018 Report

The 2018 Count Us In report found 12,112 people experiencing homelessness across the region on January 26, 2018, including 5,792 people sheltered in emergency shelters, safe havens and transitional housing and 6,320 people on the streets, in vehicles or staying in tents or encampments (both sanctioned and unsanctioned). The count includes a 15 percent increase…

Winning – it’s what we do!

Crossposted from Election Connection We’re proud to share that we recently won several awards, three for our voter access programs and two for videos we created last year. NACo awards-transparentFirst things first, we received three awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the great way we’re improving voter access for residents here in…

Employee Spotlight: Michael Jenkins and GIS on the SoundGuardian

Michael Jenkins is a King County Master GIS Specialist, Developer and Analyst with a focus on enterprise system design, and administration and application development. Michael’s King County GIS Center team manages the King County Geographic Information System, King County’s cooperative, multi-department, enterprise GIS; providing efficient, high-quality GIS leadership, coordination, infrastructure, and services to meet the…