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The King County Council created a King County Priority Hire Advisory Committee in 2018. The program board consists of 12 members, to be appointed by the Executive and confirmed by the Council. Together, the committee operates as an advisor to King County to provide guidance on efficacy and implementation of the Priority Hire Program.  

The membership of the Committee includes representatives with experience in the construction industry from: contractors, Associated General Contractors of Washington, labor unions, small, minority and/or women owned businesses, pre-apprentice and apprentice training providers, as well as local community and business organizations.  

The Committee was formed to advise the Department of Executive Services, Finance and Business Operations Division on planning, and provided input prior to the development of the master community workforce agreement administration and reporting. *Learn more about the Community Workforce Agreement.

The Committee shall advise the County and help identify ways to recruit and retain people in apprenticeships who have historically not been involved in the construction trades or who are from economically distressed communities or are immigrants or refugees. In addition, the Committee shall advise the division on the Priority Hire program's performance in serving economically distressed communities and the program's impacts on women-owned or minority-owned businesses, open shop contractors and small contractors and suppliers, and shall make recommendations, as necessary, to the County to adjust the program to maximize its responsiveness to these communities.  *Learn more about the King County Priority Hire Program. 

View the King County Priority Hire Program Success Stories!