kris strickler

New directors, new divisions: ODOT’s dramatically different new org structure

Avatar by on December 18th, 2019 at 2:19 pm

New ODOT org chart effective as of yesterday.

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Oregon Senate confirms ODOT director who says freeway widening is a climate change strategy

Avatar by on December 5th, 2019 at 12:47 pm

Director Strickler.

It’s official.

Kristopher “Kris” Strickler was confirmed by the Oregon Senate last month to become the leader of the Oregon Department of Transportation. Strickler was picked and vetted for the position by the Oregon Transportation Commission, (the Governor-appointed body that oversees ODOT) who offered him the director position back in September.

Beyond activist circles, Strickler — a fan of freeway expansions who once managed the failed Columbia River Crossing project for Washington’s DOT — was anything but a controversial pick. His confirmation was a formality. Even so, given the importance of his position, I thought it worthwhile to share his confirmation hearing — in particular an exchange with a legislator around how ODOT will address climate change.

On November 19th, Strickler sat down in front of the five-member Senate Interim Committee On Rules and Executive Appointments. [Read more…]

Oregon Transportation Commission offers Kris Strickler job as next ODOT Director

Avatar by on September 10th, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Kris Strickler

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