Heather Marx, who led the WS Bridge project is on to a new job
Heather Marx, a long time West Seattle resident, who led the effort to repair and restore the West Seattle High Rise Bridge, has taken a new job with the City of Seattle. Westside Seattle inquired with Press Secretary Ethan Bergerson who shared this update.
In December, Heather Marx accepted a position at Seattle Police Department to be their Director of Strategic Initiatives, reporting directly to Chief Diaz. While at SDOT, Heather led some of our most complex programs including the West Seattle Bridge Safety Program and keeping people and goods moving during the Seattle Squeeze. Heather’s leadership was central to the bridge repair effort, including securing $37.7 million in Federal funds over the course of the program. Heather and her team also partnered with the community to identify and build 400+ safety and mobility projects to address detour traffic in historically underserved neighborhoods, and prioritized working thoughtfully with the Federally-recognized tribes and other indigenous communities to ensure that we were meeting our obligations. More than 350 SDOT employees responded to the emergency at some point or another, and Heather led it all.