In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo, Lynne Griffith (right), assistant secretary for the Department of Transportation’s ferries division, talks with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (left), U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. (second from left) and Lynn Peterson (second from right), Washington state Secretary of Transportation, on a Washington state ferry traveling between Seattle and Bainbridge Island. The Washington Dept. of Transportation announced Monday, Dec. 5, that Griffith, who heads the ferries division, will be retiring in January, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Head of Washington State Ferry System retiring

Associated Press

OLYMPIA — The head of the state ferry system is retiring.

Lynne Griffith, assistant secretary for the Department of Transportation’s ferries division, announced Monday she’ll be retiring at the end of January. She’ll be replaced by Chief of Staff Elizabeth Kosa.

The Kitsap Sun reported that Griffith, 67, intends to move to the East Coast to be closer to her sister, two sons and four grandsons. Kosa will move from second in command to the helm. Before becoming chief of staff, she served as senior port engineer in WSF’s vessel department.

The Washington State Ferry System is the largest in the nation with more than 20 vessels.

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