You already know that the Grays Harbor County Commissioners voted to extend a Public Works Director job offer to Joseph Seet. You know this because I told you so this morning. Additional background on Seet wasn’t available at that time. Not to fret. I’ve got it now.
The county supplied the following:
“Joseph has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho. During his 5 year tenure as the City’s Public Works Director/City Engineer for the City of Edgewood, he managed and supervised the Public Works Engineering, Construction, Storm Water & Maintenance Departments. His experience includes a Traffic Engineer for the City of Pasco, City Engineer for the City of Woodinville and Transportation Engineer for WSDOT. Joseph has experience in grant writing and has successfully applied (for) and received over $2.5 million in grants and loans from state, federal and Public Works Trust Fund Board.”
Seet is not pictured in the above photo, in case you’re wondering. I just thought the pic was worth posting. (Those are Doug McDowell’s hands on the lower left. Thought you might want to know that. The peanut gallery offers some interesting angles.)
Seet background continues:
“Joseph’s management and leadership experience attained throughout his professional career has (sic) provided him with the skills to work closely with staff to understand individual and collective needs of the team and he encourages open communication and easy accessibility through an open door policy.”
Now. If you’re wondering if anything earth-shattering-ish occurred in this afternoon’s county commish meeting or in the media session following, relax. The short answer is Not Really. Unless you have an undying interest in summer road closures/culvert replacement work and fish passages. Or professional service contracts for health services in the jail.
Yours truly is not exactly turning hand springs over those barn burners.