Department awards show the variety of projects

Projects working on behalf of businesses, residents and the environment in King County

It is nice to take a look at how our work adds up.

On behalf of the project staff, here is the acceptance speech:

Folks working in government believe they are working to leave a legacy. It’s not about the annual bonuses, stock options or the sheer glamour of public service, but about making a difference. Public service is a responsibility and we answer to our neighbors, businesses, and all the small fry. The staff I work with try to meet challenges to get things fixed, to work together, and keep people involved in the grand system we call government. I have heard from residents or businesses they may not like certain regulations or requirements – at all – but they have had positive things to say about the staff they have worked with. And that’s our purpose: to work together for health and the environment.

These awards recognize some of the work those staff are doing in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks. Congratulations to:

  • Business Field Services Team: Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, Pollution Prevention Award
  • EnviroStars: Outstanding service to our industry
  • Interagency Resource for Achieving Cooperation: two awards for Outstanding Product – Auto Body Rule Tool
  • Take Back Your Meds Coalition: Health Champions Award
  • King County Battery Recycling Program (our partners at Solid Waste):  Achievement Award – Gold, Special Edition Category

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2012 Dept of Natural Resources and Parks Director quote

2012 Dept of Natural Resources and Parks Director quote