We like to recognize the good work of members of our team and want to share these highlights with our blog readers. This month the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognized one of SDOT’s lead engineers, Katherine Claeys, in their seasonal publication. Katherine has been an engineer with the City of Seattle for over 20 years and has been a part of numerous high profile projects. Two of the most notable are recent and in-progress projects; construction of the LINK Light Rail, and construction of SR-519 adjacent to Safeco and Qwest Fields. Her projects have given her the opportunity to work with other public works agencies like WSDOT and Sound Transit and develop productive working relationships with their lead project engineers.
Her work is heralded by colleagues both within the City of Seattle and across regional agencies. This praise is not limited to her professional work and expertise, but her community and volunteer service efforts as well. She has served the APWA in quite possibly every position possible, as a co-chair, board member, secretary, vice-president, and then president. She has also stayed active in our community by participating in career fairs and tutoring, introducing young people to the career opportunities in math, science, and engineering. Katherine has skillfully served, and continues to serve, the City with enthusiasm. SDOT is proud to have her on our team!