On July 24, Pierce Transit CEO Lynne Griffith announced her intent to retire effective Dec. 31, 2014. Griffith has led the Agency since April 17, 2006.
In a letter to the Pierce Transit Board and employees, Griffith noted some of the many staff achievements during her tenure. These included:
- Implementation of an innovative service program, including the Gig Harbor Trolley, the return of special events service, and two working demonstration projects, the Fife-Milton-Edgewood Circulator and the Puyallup Connector
- Implementation of a world-class radio communications system in partnership with Pierce County that serves the agency’s daily communications needs, but is also essential to communications during events of regional significance
- Numerous staff achievements including national recognition for Pierce Transit marketing materials, multiple awards for outstanding reporting in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and excellence in annual budget preparation, national recognition for employee engagement as part of Project Innovation, and international recognition for community involvement and long range planning through PT Tomorrow.
“This is a good time for me to leave,” said Griffith. “We are on stable financial footing now, and I feel I can leave Pierce Transit knowing there are great opportunities ahead for the Agency, the Board, and the employees.”