Jim Patrick is retired from 34 years with the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, which provides public transportation and water quality services to the Seattle Metropolitan area. Jim started as a bus driver, and despite only a high school education rose quickly through the ranks into management. He served as manager of marketing and public relations, manager of route and service planning, manager of employee and labor relations, director of transit operations, and finally as deputy executive director of metro, overseeing both the public transportation and water quality divisions. After retiring at 55, Jim formed a consulting firm serving public transportation agencies along the West Coast and British Columbia. He now resides in Judson Park Senior Living Community in Des Moines, a suburb of Seattle, where he serves on the resident council and is active on several volunteer committees.