Fair and Just. These principles, stated in our county's strategic plan, are incorporated into all of our work at King County. We recognize that our economy and quality of life depends on the ability of everyone to contribute. We will work to remove barriers that limit the ability of some to fulfill their potential. It is troubling that race, income, neighborhood are each major predictors of whether we graduate from high school, become incarcerated, how healthy we are, and even how long we will live. We are committed to implementing our equity and social justice agenda, to work toward fairness and opportunity for all.
News and announcements
- New: October 2013 King County Equity & Social Justice Annual Report
News release, Oct 3, 2014: New report reveals progress in integrating Equity and Social Justice into delivery of King County services
- Stark reminder of county’s health, social disparities, Seattle Times editorial, Nov. 2, 2013
- Puget Sound Equity Summit: Nov. 8 and 9, 2013, Highline Community College
Join local community organizations, philanthropy and local governments in this action-oriented summit to advance our region’s equity agenda. King County is one of the planners of this summit.
- RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibit from Sept. 28, 2013 January 5, 2014 at the Pacific Science Center
King County is a sponsor of this exhibit
- Governing for Racial Equity Conference, Portland, OR, March 2014, more information coming soon.