Spokane County Community Services
“I had been working with DSHS for a few years but was ready to try something new. When Brian told me about the opening, I immediately applied,” said Katie.
Now, many years later, Katie still enjoys being the go-to person, in a busy office that always needs documents folded, packets bound, mail posted and metered, and dozens of other tasks associated with large mail outs.
“I really enjoy helping the staff here with all their needs, but I especially enjoy helping with the few events that we do off site,” she said.
When Katie first started, she was working in a shared, open office space. Katie found this environment to be a little distracting and stressful at times. Her employer worked with Katie to maximize her abilities, now Katie has her own office, computer, and the space to do her job more efficiently and accurately.
“I love to keep busy throughout the day, completing one job after another,” said Katie. “I have a daily task list that I work from but sometimes I do run out of things,” she adds.
Bethany Johnson, a Transition Specialist for the county, has worked alongside Katie for the last year. She often has daily ‘to-do’s’ for her and knows that she can always count on Katie to do the job right.
“Katie is always willing to do what’s asked of her. She finishes jobs timely, accurately and always does it with a good attitude,” said Bethany. “I also really appreciate that she sends out e-mails, letting us know when she has additional time to take on more work.”
Katie’s reliability, attitude and willingness to get any job done have made her a very valuable member of the county’s community service team. Years of dedicated service have no doubt made her role vital to the county’s ongoing missions.
At Spokane’s Central YMCA location, countless members use the fitness machines for their daily workouts. What many of them have come to recognize over the past few months, is that there’s a reason why those machines look sparkly-clean every time they climb aboard. That reason is Jerimiah Shepard.
“I expect perfect donuts all the time, even when we have crazy weekend rushes. Heather has absolutely had no issue meeting that expectation. She impresses me daily,” said Amy.
Matt Black, a supervisor for the South Hill Village kitchen in Spokane has been working with Kyle since he first started washing dishes, 3 years ago. During that time, he has watched Kyle grow into a great cook.
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