More Ed Murray appointees pack their bags.
Durkan announced today that Seattle Department of Transportation director Scott Kubly has resigned. SDOT deputy director Goran Sparrman will serve in the interim as Durkan’s team conducts a national search to find Kubly’s replacement. Sparrman previously served as transportation director in Bellevue.
“I want to thank Scott for his service to Seattle and wish him well as he pursues new opportunities. In a time of unprecedented growth, Scott set the stage for a significant increase in multi-modal investments in our city, which will have an impact for decades to come,” Durkan said in a statement. “With a number of significant projects in the pipeline, the next leader must be well positioned to deliver on investments, improve bus service, effectively implement light rail expansion, and prioritize our maintenance backlog.”
Kubly was named SDOT director in 2014, after previously working in transportation departments in Chicago and Washington D.C. He served as the acting vice president of Alta Bike Share, now know as Motivate. That last gig helped him get the job, as Seattle was getting ready to launch Pronto, its recently-shuttered bike share program. His work with Alta mired him in scandal. The Seattle Ethics and Elections Committee found last year that Kubly failed to disclose his work with Alta, which was tapped by the city to implement Pronto.
Also outgoing: Patricia Lally, the Director of the Office for Civil Rights. She will be replaced in the interim by Mariko Lockhart, who leads the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative.
The following officials will be staying in the Durkan administration:
• Dwane Chappelle, Director of the Department of Education and Early Learning
• Fred Podesta, Director of Finance and Administrative Services
• Catherine Lester, Director of the Seattle Human Services Department
• Rebecca Lovell, Acting Director of the Office of Economic Development
• Steve Walker, Director of the Office of Housing
• Cuc Vu, Director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs