Transportation board announces Lowe departure;
Stokes named acting director
Pamela Lowe will no longer serve as director of the Idaho Transportation Department effective July 31, the Idaho Transportation Board announced. Lowe has been director since 2007.
The transportation board Thursday named Deputy Director L. Scott Stokes as acting director while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement. Stokes started with the department in 1992 and served as deputy director since 2007.
“We thank Pam for her service and dedication,” Idaho Transportation Board Chairman Darrell V Manning said.
The transportation department director is hired by the transportation board and serves at its pleasure. The director is responsible for the operation of the department and carrying out transportation board policies.
Manning expressed confidence in ITD’s employees and their commitment to serve the citizens of Idaho.
Following Thursday's meeting, Manning said:
“I appreciate your patience in waiting for our decision. A decision that affects many people cannot be made lightly. As you just witnessed, Pamela Lowe will no longer serve as Director of the Idaho Transportation Department, effective July 31.
The board determined this change was necessary to help the department continue improving customer service, economy of operations, accountability and our relations with the legislature.