State Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond retires

WSDOT's Paula Hammond

Credit: KING 5 News

Washington Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond said her agency's frustration with OMWBE reached a breaking point in 2010.

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 19 at 2:11 PM

Washington Department of Transportation officials have confirmed State Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond has retired from her position.

While details were not immediately available, a WSDOT spokesperson sant a letter to employees Tuesday morning announcing she will be leaving in March.

Meanwhile, Gov. Jay Inslee is preparing to name several new cabinet choices, including a new secretary at the Department of Transportation. An Inslee spokesperson said the appointments would be announced in a press release Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Inslee has been in office for more than a month but has left several cabinet appointments unfilled.

More to follow.

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