Kirkland Deputy City Manager Recognized as Mental Health Hero

Published on October 21, 2022

Beth Goldberg

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KIRKLAND, Wash. – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Eastside recently recognized Beth Goldberg, City of Kirkland Deputy City Manager of Operations, as a Mental Health Hero for Goldberg’s role in supporting the creation of a local crisis response facility in northeast King County with Kirkland’s partner cities Bothell, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, and Shoreline.

“Beth Goldberg has been invaluable in supporting an alliance of northeast cities in pursuing the creation of a local crisis response facility for northeast King County,” said Kirkland City Councilmember Kelli Curtis.  “It is not easy to stand up a new program, and Beth has shown determination and grace through the entire process. In addition to her support for a crisis response facility, Beth has guided Kirkland’s new Community Responder program and the hiring of four Community Responders. We are so proud of the progress we are making in responding to the community’s behavioral health needs.”  

Goldberg’s recognition was part of NAMI Eastside’s annual gala. The theme of this year’s gala was Hope, Healing, and Heroes and recognized individuals in East King County communities making a difference in the mental health field. According to NAMI Eastside, individuals recognized as Mental Health Heroes have made significant contributions to addressing the mental health and substance use needs of their community.

“I’m sincerely honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Beth Goldberg. “While I appreciate the acknowledgement, the progress made has been an incredible group effort. I’m grateful for the work of our admirable coalition of cities, and team of staff members, community partners, and industry professionals responding to the mental health needs of our community.”

NAMI Eastside is a non-profit organization set to improve the quality of life for those impacted by a mental health condition through advocacy, education, and support.

For more information on NAMI Eastside, please visit