(By Broch Bender, King County Road Services Division)
Local Services proudly welcomes Tricia Davis as the new director of its Road Services Division.
Tricia comes to us as a 13-year employee at King County, most recently as deputy director for Metro’s Rail Division and, prior to that, as a budget supervisor in King County’s Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget (PSB).
Before joining the county, Tricia worked as a research analyst for the Center on Reinventing Public Education. She also worked for Capital One Financial Services as a senior operations analyst.
She is a veteran. She served five years with the United States Navy’s Surface Warfare Office and was deployed abroad as an engineering officer on nuclear powered vessels. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
Tricia takes the helm of one of the county’s most diverse divisions and management teams. She will lead a division that maintains 1,500 miles of roadway and 182 bridges in unincorporated King County, with more than 400 employees and six sections.
She is a proven leader with a well-earned reputation of leading with King County values and a commitment to racial justice. A problem solver and an innovative and strategic thinker, she is a perfect fit to help the Road Services Division confront its historic funding challenges and move into a new era of financial stability.
In fact, in her role with PSB, she had direct experience studying Road Services’ financial landscape.
“I watched Roads’ financial fortunes change dramatically over time, and I know how challenging that has been,” she said. “I look forward to addressing Roads’ declining revenue challenge while charting a new path for sustainable funding.”
In her spare time, Tricia enjoys cycling throughout unincorporated King County, swimming, and staying home with her two newly-adopted Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) kittens, “Matt” and “Britt.” Her furry friends are named after Matt Berninger, frontman of indie rock band The National, and Britt Daniel, lead singer and guitarist of the band Spoon.