JACKSON, MI – Jackson County’s Division of Transportation is getting a brand new managing director.

After seven years within the place, present Managing Director Christopher Bolt is leaving Friday, Sept. 10, for a brand new job as director of public works and utilities for the town of Petaluma, California.

“I like to assist organizations remodel and develop and develop,” Bolt stated. “So, sure it’s a brand new alternative, and my spouse and I assumed it was time for a brand new chapter in our lives. I’m excited to embark on this new journey.”

Bolt began working for the Jackson County Division of Transportation in October 2014. Present Deputy Managing Director Angela Kline will take over the job when Bolt leaves.

Angela Kline will exchange Christopher Bolt as JCDOT’s managing director.

“I’m actual happy with what we have now at this time, we have now a really robust operations, management,” Bolt stated. “We now have a robust chief with Angie.”

Kline stated she wanting ahead to taking over new tasks.

“I’ve went by means of Christopher Bolt’s boot camp getting ready me for this place, not figuring out that was what I used to be doing,” Kline stated. “I really feel very ready, I’ve a really robust management crew that we have now created over the past couple years.”

Kline labored as a shared director of engineering for Jackson County and the Calhoun County Highway Division earlier than turning into the complete time deputy managing director and director of engineering for Jackson County for 3 years.

Kline has a bachelor’s diploma in building engineering from Western Michigan College and is a state licensed civil skilled engineer.

“We’ve embraced a tradition of attempting new issues, and I believe Angie is wanting ahead to holding that tradition alive and effectively,” Bolt stated.

Bolt additionally crammed a second Jackson County assistant administrator place, which was added in 2020. The county at present doesn’t plan to switch this place as an extra assistant administrator shouldn’t be wanted, County Administrator Mike Overton stated.

As an alternative, the division heads for the Jackson County Airport, parks division and transportation division will now report on to Overton, Bolt stated.

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