Greg Spotts joined the Seattle Department of Transportation as Director in September 2022, after a 14-year career at the City of Los Angeles. Greg is passionate about co-creating projects with communities to help Seattle become more walkable, bike-able, transit friendly, safer, greener and climate resilient.

During his first nine months at SDOT, Greg participated in more than 100 listening tours: walking, biking and riding transit with Seattleites to see what’s working and what needs improvement. On arriving at SDOT, Greg directed staff to conduct a rigorous review of the Vision Zero program which was published in February 2023, along with five early momentum actions to improve safety on Seattle streets.

A champion of public sector innovation throughout his career, Greg has articulated a new vision for SDOT’s large fleet of vehicles: “right-size, then electrify.” A top priority for Greg is invest in underserved communities while implementing the strategies in SDOT’s first-of-its-kind Transportation Equity Framework; this equity focus led to SDOT providing 10,000 free transit cards to residents of Seattle Public Housing (LINK) in early 2023. Greg has a political science degree from Yale and a Masters in Public Policy from UCLA.

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