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The City of Chamblee announces the appointment of Shawn Wood, CPWM, as Public Works Director. Wood has more than 20 years’ experience in the public works field. He most recently was the Director of Public Works for the city of Dublin, Ga.
As director, Wood will oversee the development of a storm water maintenance program, management of the new SPLOST program for transportation, completion of the comprehensive transportation plan and continued improvement of the city’s beautification efforts. Wood also will be responsible for managing the administrative functions of the department, such as developing policies and procedures, formulating long-range plans and preparing the budget. Additionally, the he will ensure compliance with state and federal solid waste regulations.
“I have spent the last 20 years in the public works profession both in the private and public sectors. I have managed many multi-million dollar projects in civil, environmental, transportation and consulting from concept through delivery.” says Wood. “The projects I enjoy working on the most are streetscapes and stormwater. I love people and genuinely enjoy serving the public. I am very passionate about public works and am looking forward to bringing my family to such a wonderful community like Chamblee.”
Wood’s experience also includes serving as the compliance officer for City of Dublin Natural Gas, where he was responsible for the operator qualification program, inspection of new gas projects and the preliminary design of steel replacement plans, among other duties. He also was a project manager and Public Works consultant at Hofstadter & Associates, Inc. in Macon, Ga., where he performed site inspection and managed contracts, analyzed stormwater samples, prepared reports as required by NPDES and created infrastructure mapping and databases utilizing GIS/GPS network devices.
Wood is the District 8 Director of the American Public Works Association, Georgia Chapter.