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Dear fellow employees:

King County Walk in the Shoes

Executive Constantine walks in the shoes of DNRP Ecologist Kate Akyuz.

Submit your invitation

Every day, King County employees demonstrate knowledge, respect, and dedication as they serve our residents. I’ve had an opportunity to see this dedication firsthand with each winner of the Walk in the Shoes program, where I spend a few hours with an employee as they go about their work.

I am always impressed with the staff and the insights they share from the front lines of service delivery.

With each new selection, I’m confident that I will witness the same high level of dedication and compassionate service that I have seen on my visits with other Walk in the Shoes winners. If you are doing a job that you think I should experience, then I look forward to receiving your invitation to come visit you on the job and walk in your shoes.

Thank you for your hard work and commitment to serving our residents.



Dow Constantine, King County Executive


How to participate

Employees need to submit an invitation, explaining why they would like the Executive to walk in their shoes. Invitations should include how the position contributes to the success of the department or why their job is important to the residents of King County. Responses can be of any length up to 300 words. Be descriptive. Executive Constantine will choose the winner himself.

Invitation forms should be submitted online or by completing a hard copy of the form and sending it to the Executive via inter-office mail at CNK-EX-0800 c/o Mauricio Martinez or Cheeketa Mabone.

Winning entries are selected quarterly. Invitations not chosen in preceding quarters will remain active for consideration in future competitions.

Selection process 

Employees selected to work with Executive Constantine may be interviewed and/or photographed by internal or external media about their experience and may have their invitation published on King County communications channels.                                        

A member of the Executive’s Customer Service Team will:

  • Notify the winning employee’s department director and division manager of the employee’s invitation selection.
  • Notify the employee’s union (if applicable).
  • Determine if the work site has the capacity for the Executive to shadow an employee.
  • Determine whether special attire or equipment is required and address other logistical arrangements on site.
King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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