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Administrative Division


The Administration Division is responsible for the overall coordination of the department and also provides emergency management coordination. With more than 231 center-lane miles of public roadway, including 75 signalized intersections, 215 miles of stormwater pipe and 184 stormwater ponds, the division provides the leadership to achieve its goals of improving transportation, surface water systems and the permit process.

The Administration Division also provides support to the City Council and the Land Use and Transportation Committee.



Public Works Director
EJ Walsh, P.E
Deputy Public Works Director
Desiree Winkler, P.E
Administrative Team
Christine Tollefson
Sara Gilchrist
Shelley Springer
Please contact the Public Works Team for any questions, concerns, or comments.
(253) 835-2700
33325 8th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Office: (253) 835-2700
Fax: (253) 835-2709

After Hours Emergency: 1 (800) 400-0749

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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After Hours Emergency: 1 (800) 400-0749

For water or sewer problems, contact:

Lakehaven Water and Sewer District, at (253) 941-1516

To report a gas odor, or a power outage, contact:

Puget Sound Energy, at (888) 225-5773

To report trees near a powerline or fallen on a powerline, needing to be trimmed:

Puget Sound Energy, at (888) 225-5773