May 4, 2021

We know recognizing and appreciating employees for their hard work is key to maintaining a dedicated and energized workforce. That is why the County provides various recognition activities for Multnomah County Employees.

Multnomah County celebrates Public Service Recognition Week with the announcement of the winners of the Employee Recognition Awards. Here, Commissioner Susheela Jayapal announces the winner of the Sustainability Award: Healthy Homes and Communities Team at the Health Department. 

This team specializes in using data to understand health concerns in our community and which populations are most impacted. They use this analysis to develop real world interventions that will protect people and the planet, with an emphasis on racial and social justice. Knowing our region is impacted by wildfires, the team had prepared for an inevitable smoke event.

Watch Commissioner Jayapal explain how Multnomah County relied on the expertise of the Healthy Homes and Communities Team to keep our community safe.