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KCDEN Monthly Business Meeting

Second Tuesday of every month
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Participants can anticipate a formal agenda focused on issues which address and advance disability equity across King County government. 

KCDEN Community Building Conversation

Third Wednesday of every month
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Participants can anticipate an informal conversation focused on the shared experience of disability. 


The KCDEN was established in late 2021 by and for employees who self-identify as having a disability. Members work collectively to advance the following goals: 

  • Create opportunities for peer-to-peer support and resource sharing 

  • Ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities at work and in the community 

  • Address ableism and removing barriers in the workplace 

  • Address intersectionality with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized identities 

  • Inform policy and other decisions that impact persons with disabilities in King County. 

The purpose of the King County Disability Equity Network is to center and support those employees who self-identify as a person with a disability. Employees will not be asked to disclose any information about one’s disability.

Members engage in monthly virtual gatherings and stay connected through KCDEN’s private Teams site.  

We welcome you to join us! 


  Get in Touch

 Connect with current KCDEN Co-leads Lili Stansberry and Karla Lynch via email at

We look forward to hearing from you!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month


Each October, King County celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the many contributions that people with disabilities make to our community. 

Read King County Executive Dow Constantine's message to employees on NDEAM.