Katie Koester, Engineering & Public Works Director

Katie Koester joined the City and Borough of Juneau team in March of 2020. She is from Homer, Alaska where she was born and raised and served for 5 years as City Manager. Before working for the City of Homer, she spent 7 years as a legislative aide with the Alaska State Legislature, where she grew to love the sense of place and community in the capital city and set her sights on returning permanently one day. She has an undergraduate degree in Government from Smith College, a graduate degree in Political Science from the Pontific Catholic University of Chile where she studied as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and is pursuing her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast. When not working, Katie takes every opportunity she can to explore the endless trails Juneau has to offer with her children Gus, Willym, and husband Doug.

Top News

2605, 2021

Tongass Blvd. Reconstruction

May 26th, 2021|

Due to multiple concerns, Tongass Blvd. Reconstruction has been divided into 2 phases.  Phase 1 will begin shortly.  The contractor for this work will be Henrickson Constructors, Inc. of Juneau.  The CBJ Project Manager is […]

2804, 2021

Auke Lake Wayside Improvements Project has started.

April 28th, 2021|

Work will continue until approximately the middle of May.  Auke Lake Trail will remain open during the project.  Parking lot may be closed intermittently.  Heavy equipment will be present.  Please use caution.  For information, contact […]

2804, 2021

Hospital Dr. Reconstruction Underway

April 28th, 2021|

All users will experience traffic changes.  Please be cautious.  Contact:  CBJ Project Manager John Nelson at 907-586-0800 or john.nelson@juneau.org; or Justin Kanouse with DOWL at 907-723-9701 or jkanouse@dowl.com.  For information on Bus stop changes contact Capital Transit […]

2804, 2021

Savikko fields Drainage Improvements

April 28th, 2021|

Construction for Savikko Fields Drainage Improvements Project will begin the week of April 26 and end around June 15.  Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to […]

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