ITD Hires Michigan Engineer for Director Slot

Posted by Nathaniel Hoffman on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:29 AM

ITD Director Brian Ness
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The Idaho Transportation Board has selected Brian Ness, a regional engineer in the Michigan Department of Transportation's northern region, to head up the Idaho Transportation Department, according to an announcement this morning. Ness has a master's degree in public administration and worked with MDOT—a $3 billion agency, compared to Idaho's $500 million budget—for 30 years.

"Ness possesses the professional background, leadership skills, and energy to make an immediate impact on transportation in Idaho," stated Idaho Transportation Board Chairman Darrell V. Manning in the ITD press release. "We know that his degree in public administration coupled with his transportation background will serve him well in effectively leading the transportation department."

Ness begins Jan. 11, 2010, replacing Acting Director Scott Stokes, who took over when former Director Pam Lowe was terminated in August. Lowe recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Manning and the rest of the Board. Stokes will resume his former position as deputy director.

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Another "Dave Ekern." Another debacle in the making. Here we go again !

Posted by Vox Clamantis on 11/19/2009 at 2:26 PM

Talk about the worst man for the job

Posted by suzettec on 12/24/2009 at 8:49 PM

Brian Ness is a breath of fresh air around ITD! Welcome to Idaho!

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Posted by Wingnut on 05/04/2010 at 1:15 PM

Another "Dave Ekern." Another debacle in the making. Here we go again !

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Posted by suzettec on 01/24/2011 at 5:44 PM
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