PRR - Senior Associate
Lynsey Burgess works with the public to help the future users of a space shape their vision for what it should be, then helps her clients realize that vision on some of the largest infrastructure projects in Washington state. Over more than seven years with PRR, she has led award-winning public involvement and communications efforts for projects including the Washington State Department of Transportation’s SR 99 Tunnel Project, a number of CSO control and green stormwater infrastructure projects for King County and Seattle Public Utilities, and other public and private development projects.
She specializes in finding creative ways to work with project owners and the public to find a way to make infrastructure projects best serve the need of the community – she’s lead the charge on everything from erecting a giant chalkboard on a busy downtown street to inviting 5,000 members of the public onto an active construction site.
In 2014, she won a Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Puget Sound Chapter Totem Award in Special Events and Observances – Government for her work on the SR 99 Tunnel Project’s tunnel boring machine dedication; in 2011, she won the PRSA – Puget Sound Chapter’s Young Professional Award of Excellence and a Totem Award in Community Relations – Government for her work on the SR 532 Corridor Improvements project.