Standing Ovation Awards

These awards recognize Pierce County employees who demonstrate the values or performance attributes that are essential to the success of our organization and strengthen our connection to our community, such as Diversity, Integrity, Partnership, Teamwork, Respect, Innovation, Accountability and Public Service.The results achieved by nominated employees must also align with the County’s vision, mission, and values with a direct tie to the County’s strategic objectives. Award recipients are honored at the employee recognition banquet and by the Pierce County Council.

2019 Standing Ovation Award Winners

Heritage Recreation Center Field Replacement

See the new artificial soccer field turf at Pierce County's Heritage Recreation Center. It's made with Environfill and saves money over its lifetime.
Mobile Lactation Van for Field Employees

It's a unique solution created by three maintenance workers to provide a mobile lactation van for field employees at Pierce County. See the impact it's having on new mothers returning to work.
Restrictive Covenant Modification in Pierce County

Learn more about the free Restrictive Covenant Modification process that removes discriminatory language from recording documents like deeds. Hear from employees in the Pierce County Auditor's Office - Recording Division about the significance of this program.
Personal Card Information (PCI) Compliance in Pierce County

See how Pierce County is safeguarding your credit card information when you make a transaction at the Pierce County Auditor's Office.
Executive Priority Project Permit Streamlining Team

Meet the team that's expediting building permits in unincorporated Pierce County. This new program helps businesses that bring significant numbers of jobs and capital investment into the community.
Pierce Outdoor LIFE

The Pierce Outdoor LIFE (Leadership Instruction & Field Experience) Program is a grant-funded project between Pierce County Parks and Recreation, Pierce County Juvenile Court and Washington State University - Cooperative Extension.