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Posted on: September 5, 2023

City hires Sustainable Transportation Coordinator to support implementation of the STP

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Bainbridge Island, Wash., (September 5, 2023) – City Manager Blair King has selected Hannah Boettcher as the City’s first Sustainable Transportation Coordinator to help implement the City’s 2022 Sustainable Transportation Plan (STP) and other mobility initiatives. 

During the 2023-2024 budget process, the Council added the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator position to help support implementation of non-capital programs and policies highlighted in the STP.  This position reports to the City’s Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Manager. 

Boettcher was selected after a recruitment that commenced in April 2023. The selection required multiple interviews along with background and reference checks.

Boettcher previously served as a transportation demand management program manager at Jones Lang Lasalle in partnership with Amazon. She helped develop and manage various sustainable transportation programs including an e-bike subscription program, carpooling and vanpooling programs, and incentive programs to promote mode shift in support of public health and climate action goals. 

Boettcher has a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in environmental sustainability, and a master’s in urban and regional planning, both from the University of Michigan. She also serves as the Seattle Chapter Program Chair for Young Professionals in Transportation. 

“Hannah will play an important role in coordinating new programs and special events that support our Sustainable Transportation Plan and our Climate Action Plan,” City Manager Blair King said. “Efforts to help support the transition to electric vehicles, reduce vehicle miles traveled on the island, and improve our scores as a bicycle- and walk-friendly community will help enhance the overall sustainability and quality of life on Bainbridge Island.” 

Boettcher will work closely with staff and community partners to develop and implement sustainable transportation programs, such as Safe Routes to Schools and Bike to Work/School Day events and develop education and outreach materials and programs to promote walking, bicycling and transit ridership on the Island. The position will also coordinate the City’s Commute Trip Reduction program. 

“I am honored to join the City of Bainbridge as the new Sustainable Transportation Coordinator,” said Boettcher. “I look forward to partnering with City staff and the community at large to create and implement sustainable solutions that will benefit and help sustain Bainbridge Island for years to come.”

Boettcher will begin her employment with the City in mid-September. 

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