The Department of Enterprise Services, in partnership with Humanities Washington, will present the next event in the DEI speaker series. The lunch and learn session, "Umoji: Sustaining African Cultural Arts," will take place Thursday, Aug. 26, from noon to 1 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- DES is seeking buyers to purchase, remove and relocate two residential structures on the West Capitol Campus – the Carlyon House (201 Sid Snyder Ave SW) and Ayer House (1417 Columbia St SW), commonly known as the Press Houses.
Through a partnership with Humanities Washington, the Department of Enterprise Services DEI Council will present the third in their lunch and learn series, " Drag Culture: Beyond Entertainment," July 29 from noon to 1 p.m.
The virtual event is open to the public.
Join drag king performer Ceasar Hart and explore the history of drag culture and why it is so important for many in the LGBTQ+ community.
Through a partnership with Humanities Washington, the Department of Enterprise Services DEI Council will present the second in their lunch and learn series, "Tangled: Why Your Hair Matters to Society," June 22 from noon to 1 p.m.
Join Professor Anu Taranath to untangle the meaning of hair and better understand the stories we tell about beauty, bias and belonging.
A small boat will ply Capitol Lake waters on May 25 to collect water quality samples.
The Department of Enterprise Services will follow the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife New Zealand mudsnail decontamination procedures following the work. New Zealand mudsnails are an invasive species. The lake is generally closed to boating, fishing and other uses because of the danger of spreading the destructive snails to other waters.
Clarissa Easton has joined the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) as Project Director for Legislative Campus Modernization (LCM), a multi-phased project on the Capitol Campus that includes replacing the Irving R. Newhouse Building, replacing or renovating the Joel M. Pritchard Building, and renovating the third and fourth floors of the John L. O'Brien Building.
The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) will temporarily close the Capitol Lake Pedestrian Bridge near Marathon Park on Wednesday, May 5 between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. to repair damaged decking boards.
Three decking boards were damaged by vandalism that occurred the night of May 2. The bridge will remain open to the public until the repair begins on May 5. The impacted area has been covered and sectioned off for pedestrian safety. Signs are posted on each end of the bridge to alert visitors of the upcoming repair and temporary closure.
After 20 years of state service, Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Director Chris Liu has announced he will retire effective June 1.
“I want to thank Chris for 20 years of leadership in state government. Chris has been a valuable member of my cabinet since the start of our administration. The positive impact of his leadership on delivering public services across the enterprise will ripple throughout state government for years to come. I wish Chris all the best in a well-deserved retirement,” said Gov. Jay Inslee.