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.

2021 Standing Ovation Award Winners

Vibrant Communities

Domestic Violence services available virtually in Pierce County

See how the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center is meeting the needs of domestic violence survivors virtually during COVID.
Grocery Giveaway Project brings groceries to seniors and community centers

Staff with Pierce County Human Services share heartwarming stories of bringing food and cleaning items to community centers around the County during COVID.
Pierce County Parks brings the fun & games!

Pierce County Parks wants to be THE place for your favorite recreation activities. Meet the amazing team that’s dreaming up new ways to play and have fun, even during a pandemic.
Rental Assistance in Pierce County

Learn about the COVID Rental Assistance Program in Pierce County. Hear from County staff about how payments work, and from landlords and renters about how it’s saving homes and preventing homelessness.

Entrepreneurial Climate 

Breaker testing at the Pierce County wastewater plant

Breaker, breaker! Get a sense of how complicated the electrical system is at the Pierce County Wastewater Plant and the meet the guy behind the procedures for the system.
Pierce County Parks offers job training through Service Corp

Have you always dreamed of a job in local parks, improving local ecosystems and health for native species? Get hands on training for a future career in the parks in the Pierce County area.

Effective Government 

The rock star of Pierce County Human Services

You won’t see Paulina Kura playing to a stadium of fans, rather what you will find is how she made remote and shared work spaces possible for Human Services employees.
Junk vehicles and abandoned properties meet their match in Pierce County

Join the Code Enforcement team during a routine property cleanup to see what it takes to remove junk vehicles and trash once squatters moved into an abandoned property. Report an issue here: here
The virtual side of Pierce County District Court

Meet the District Court team that ushered in new ways to serve the community, including live chat, email and phone assistance.