Telling the stories of King County employees
After Beth Gunn’s bicycle was stolen, she was astonished to see it heading toward her on the street—in the bike rack on the front of a D-Line bus. She stopped the bus and told the driver that her stolen bike was in his rack. That driver was Matt Leber (AKA VeloBusDriver), a fellow bike commuter and bike-transit blogger. While they spoke, a couple of passengers left the bus through the rear doors. When Leber asked the remaining passengers who owned the bike on the front of the bus, no one answered. After… Read More
When Stanley Caberto (left) gets a work order to fix equipment, the first question he asks is “What’s causing this equipment to break down?” – because he knows from experience that he can do more than just replace a part – he can find a permanent fix. While it’s the treatment plants that often get the most attention, Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has dozens of offsite facilities that need the same operations and maintenance that the plants do – including 25 regulator stations, 47 pump stations, and over 40 combined sewer outfalls and… Read More
1. What are your main responsibilities as Director of DCHS?As director, I lead our strategic planning and program development, an effort that engages and involves not just our talented King County staff, but partners at the federal, state, county and local levels as well as social service agencies, philanthropy, business, advocates and more. I oversee a budget of about $350 million and 295 employees. As a department, we work with regional partners to plan, fund, contract for or directly provide a wide range of services. These include alcohol and drug prevention and… Read More
More than 100 employees joined Executive Constantine for a ceremony to raise the 12th Man Flag at the Administration Building plaza last Thursday, Jan. 17, and guess what? It worked – again! Executive Constantine led employees in a spirited Seahawks cheer as he as he hoisted the 12th Man Flag at precisely 12:12 p.m. Three days later, the Seahawks were headed to Super Bowl XLVIII. Go ‘Hawks!
1. When were you first elected to King County District Court and when did you become Chief Presiding Judge? I began serving as a Pro Tem Judge for the King County District Court in 1991. I was elected to the District Court in 1998 for the term beginning in January 1999. I have been elected by my judicial colleagues as the Chief Presiding Judge four times, most recently in 2012 for a two-year term beginning in 2013. 2. What legal matters is District Court responsible for? King County District Court is the… Read More
New employees at King County will soon get a special welcome and introduction to our core values when a new video starring employees from across the County is launched. Employees in the video talk about what it means to them to be a King County employee, and focus on five core values: Equity and Social Justice Customer Service Teamwork and Collaboration Continuous Improvement Healthy Employees Several departments and agencies have participated in the video, including the Department of Judicial Administration, Department of Executive Services, King County Sheriff’s Office, King County Elections, Public… Read More
1. How long have you been at King County and what was your first role? I have been at the County for over 30 years, but I have worked in several different departments during this time. My first job was as a Program Analyst in what is now the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget (PSB). 2. What are the main responsibilities of your job? I am responsible for the County’s Healthy Incentives program. My job involves a wide range of activities to make Healthy Incentives a success. This includes talking with labor leaders about… Read More