Government, Salem, Transportation

Current Highway Division admin. chosen to lead Oregon Department of Transportation

Kris Strickler, current Oregon Highway Division administrator (right). Photo: ODOT

SALEM - After a six month search, the Oregon Transportation Commission offered the position of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director to Kris Strickler, ODOT's current Highway Division Administrator at their Tuesday, September 10 meeting.

Pending contract negotiations and Oregon Senate approval, Strickler is poised to become the 12th director of ODOT.

The Oregon Transportation Commission is the governing board of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Strickler will succeed Matt Garrett, who led the department from 2005 to 2019, and will, pending final approval, take over from interim director Paul Mather who stepped out of retirement from his last position — also Highway Division Administrator . . .

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