In celebration of the retirement of King County Metro General Manager Terry White, King County Executive Dow Constantine declared Dec. 12, 2022, as “Terry White Day” in King County.

White was recognized by the County Executive for understanding the power of transit to “help build healthy communities, a thriving economy and a sustainable environment.”

Terry White, who started his 35-year career with Metro as a Customer Information Specialist, was appointed interim General Manager in August 2020. His appointment was confirmed by the County Council in December of 2020.

Constantine recognized White for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive highlighted White’s leadership in keeping Metro services and facilities safe for essential workers and riders during the pandemic.

During White’s time as General Manager, Metro also took its next steps in the agency’s transition to a zero-emission future. The agency opened its South Base Test Facility, the charging base that will support Metro’s next generation battery-electric coaches.

Constantine’s proclamation celebrated that White used his experience growing up in a family that depended on transit for transportation as both his inspiration for his career, and for his direction in leading the agency as General Manager.

The proclamation also reads that White’s legacy of his time as Metro’s General Manager will be an “innovative, integrated transit network that connects individuals and families to opportunity.”