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What we do

The Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget (PSB) provides performance assessments, comprehensive planning, budgeting, and management for the County. PSB’s work is guided by best practices in financial stewardship and performance management, which includes enhancing accountability, transparency, and integrating strategic planning, business planning, resource allocation, and continuous improvement into a systematic approach throughout the County.

Mission and vision

Mission: We advance management systems and programs and conduct planning, analysis, and budgeting. We also advise decision makers to be an equitable, efficient, and effective government.

Vision: We transform county government operations to help King County be a community where everyone can thrive.

Leadership team

Dwight Dively, Director


Phone: 206-263-9687


Michael Jacobson, Deputy Director for Performance and Strategy


Phone: 206-263-9622


Gary Kurihara, Chief Performance Officer


Phone: 206-263-8026


Aaron Rubardt, Deputy Director for Budget

Phone: 206-263-9715



Lauren Smith, Deputy Director for Regional Planning


Phone: 206-263-9606