For Immediate Release: 
November 15, 2023 

Intercity Transit Authority Board Approves Contract with Emily Bergkamp to Become the Agency’s Next General Manager

OLYMPIA, Wash - At their Wednesday, November 15, 2023 meeting, the Intercity Transit Authority voted unanimously to approve an employment contract with Emily Bergkamp, officially making her the new, permanent General Manager of the agency. Bergkamp, who has served as the acting general manager since April, has been with the agency for 19 years in a variety of roles.  

“We conducted an international search for our next General Manager and received many qualified applicants. In the end, Emily brought the exact blend of talent, passion and skills the organization needs now and into the future," said Board Chair Clark Gilman. "We are extremely confident in our selection and excited for Emily to lead us through the execution of our strategic plan. We have considerable work ahead as we adjust to a post-pandemic world while fulfilling the commitments made in 2018’s Proposition 1,” he added.  

Bergkamp said “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’s contract is for an initial period of 13 months with an annual salary of $200,000 per year. The contract extends automatically on an annual basis thereafter with provisions to review salary and performance. The contract also provides Intercity Transit’s generous benefits available to all full-time staff.  

Bergkamp becomes the fifth permanent General Manager of Intercity Transit since its establishment in 1980.  

Intercity Transit is a nationally recognized, large urban transit system with diverse services and strong ridership that provides transportation services in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm. In addition to serving the local area, Intercity Transit connects with five area transit systems, providing access throughout Western Washington. 


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