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Genesee Adkins

Deputy City Manager

City of Bellevue

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Professional Bio

Genesee serves as the Deputy City Manager and Government Affairs lead for the City of Bellevue.

Prior to this post, Genesee was named senior director for Advisory in the Northwest Pacific District at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy.
In her role at WSP, Adkins will develop and implement strategic growth plans for planning services across multiple sectors in Washington State, with a focus on the Puget Sound area. She will also provide business development and leadership to promote the firm’s growth and expansion throughout the Northwest Pacific District, which covers Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii and Guam.

“Genesee will play a key role in helping WSP meet client objectives and solve their challenges on projects in transportation planning, environmental planning, mobility, data/analytics, land use planning and urban design,” said Karen Doherty, senior vice president and Northwest Pacific District lead at WSP. “Her extensive experience and proven leadership in the Puget Sound region provides her with a keen perspective on what our clients in the Pacific Northwest are facing.”

Prior to joining WSP, Adkins served as a vice president and director of infrastructure initiatives and external affairs in the Washington area for a global engineering services firm. She has extensive experience in government relations, serving as chief of staff for the City of Seattle Department of Transportation from 2016-2019, director of state relations for the University of Washington, director of government relations for King County, and state legislative director for the City of Seattle.

Adkins is a graduate of the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics.


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