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King County Disability Equity Network (KCDEN)

King County Disability Equity Network (KCDEN)

Office of Equity and Social Justice

KCDEN Monthly Business Meeting

Second Friday of every month
Noon – 1 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

Fourth Friday of every month
Noon – 1 pm.

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 lead Karla Lynch via email at

We look forward to hearing from you!

July is Disability Pride Month


All disabilities and their intersecting identities should be acknowledged, valued, and respected, and one way to do that is during Disability Pride Month.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month


Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees.