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New leaders take the reins at Region 2 and Rail Division
New leaders are taking the reins at a number of key parts of ODOT.

Region 2: Sonny Chickering has been selected as ODOT’s new manager for Region 2, which covers the Willamette Valley and the North Coast. Sonny has worked for ODOT for the last four years as Area Manager in Springfield, where he has built strong relationships with local stakeholders and delivered key projects while developing an excellent staff. Before ODOT, Sonny spent 15 years at Lane County, beginning as an engineering associate and working his way up to County Engineer.
Sonny Chickering

Rail Division: Betsy Imholt will take over as Interim Rail Division Administrator following the retirement of Kelly Taylor. Betsy has worked for ODOT since 2004. For the last several years she has been working in the Rail Division as Operations Manager where she lead the division’s projects and planning efforts. Prior to joining the Rail Division, Betsy led ODOT’s Road User Fee Pilot Program to replace the gas tax with a mileage based fee and worked for the Oregon Legislature for twelve years.
Betsy Imholt