Intercity Transit’s board of directors unanimously approved on Wednesday, November 15, an employment contract with Interim General Manager Emily Bergkamp, formally appointing her as the agency’s head permanently.
Bergkamp’s contract is for an annual salary of $200,00 and takes effect starting November 20. Her contract would be automatically renewed on January 1, 2025, unless terminated earlier or if Bergkamp expresses her intent not to continue.
The board would review Bergkamp’s contract and performance annually. At each performance evaluation, Bergkamp would submit a written report about her work performance in terms of several measures to the board.
Legal Counsel Jeff Myers told the board that IT staff would develop these performance measures and bring them back to the board within 90 days for adoption.
In a press release from IT, Bergkamp expressed her appreciation for her new role.
“I am humbled and honored to become the next General Manager of this incredible organization. In my nearly 20 years of service at Intercity Transit, I have seen first-hand how special this agency is and how important its role in the community. I am excited to take on this responsibility and look forward to the opportunities and challenges we will face together,” Bergkamp stated.
Bergkamp has been with IT since 2004, assuming diverse roles, including vanpool coordinator, youth education specialist, and dial-a-lift manager. She was appointed as interim general manager after Ann Freeman-Manzanares retired from the post in March.
Bergkamp secured the position over King County Metro Deputy Director Jana Demas and Pierce Transit’s Ryan Wheaton, its executive planning and community development director.
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