King County Executive announces new grant opportunities for unincorporated area projects 

King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced the availability of Community Service Area grant funding for a wide variety of educational, cultural and environmental projects that will benefit residents of unincorporated areas. “Community Service Area grants help people share in local art, enhance our forests and green spaces, and connect with neighbors young and old,” said Executive…

RESCHEDULED: End-of-Summer Countywide Potluck, new date Thursday, Sept. 28

In order to be inclusive and support the County’s Equity and Social Justice goals to allow for observance of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, FMD have rescheduled the End-of-Summer Countywide Potluck to take place Thursday, September 28. Please join us on the Admin Plaza from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.    Volunteers are needed to bring a dish to share. Contact Nancy…

DPD employee graduates from Washington Leadership Institute

DPD’s own Matthew Sanders, an attorney in the Association of Counsel for the Accused Division, graduated from the 2017 Washington Leadership Institute (WLI) last week. The WLI is a program sponsored by the University of Washington and Washington State Bar Association to recruit, train, and develop attorneys from traditionally underrepresented groups for future leadership positions…

Increasing diversity in applicants, King County Sheriff’s Office

Blending in at recruitment events is one of the few changes that King County Sheriff’s Office has made to represent the County’s welcoming atmosphere and boost recruitment for females into commissioned officer positions. Court Protection Unit Sergeant Loi Dawkins trades in her full officer uniform for a polo shirt and cargo pants to attend recruitment events, a…

Metro Transit’s Nathan Vass is committed to the challenging Route 7

Crossposted from The Seattle Times He is known among passengers, co-workers and friends as a charismatic storyteller who can defuse tough situations that come with a nighttime bus route traversing Seattle’s urban core. LeRoy Haigler first rode Metro Transit’s No. 7 bus after a one-way train ride from his home in Philadelphia to start over in Seattle.…

Social Media Spotlight: King County Noxious Weeds on Instagram

Noxious Weeds provides information and updates on noxious weeds and invasive plants found in King County, Washington, tips on identifying and controlling weeds throughout the year, updates on events and classes, and noxious weed news from around the state and beyond. Our goal is to provide information that is useful for everyone impacted by noxious weeds,…

Featured Job: Government Relations Administrator – Open Space Program

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 09/13/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time Salary: $101,920.00 – $129,188.80 Annually Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Location: King Street Center – 201 S Jackson St, Seattle, Washington Department: Department of Natural Resources & Parks – Parks & Recreation Division Description: The Department of Natural Resources & Parks is seeking a Government Relations Administrator with strong leadership…