Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Charlottesville hires Texas official as public works director
top story

Charlottesville hires Texas official as public works director

Charlottesville has hired a Texas official as its public works director.

David Brown started in the position Monday, according to a city spokesman.

Brown was chosen from 36 applicants. The city conducted virtual interviews in July.

Brown comes to Charlottesville after three years as the public works director in McKinney, Texas. The city of about 190,000 is a Dallas suburb.

Brown, a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, is registered as a professional engineer in Virginia, Ohio, Texas and North Carolina. He was resident engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation in the Northern Neck residency of the Fredericksburg District, which covers King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland and Lancaster counties.

He also worked for Maryland’s transportation department, and has served in municipal positions in Portsmouth; Greenville, North Carolina; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Carrollton, Ohio.

Brown served six years as a reserve sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

His salary is $150,000.

Brown takes over for Paul Oberdorfer, who held the position for two years before being appointed as a deputy city manager earlier this year. Oberdorfer took over for longtime Public Works Director Judith Mueller.

Brown is the third official to come to the city from the Dallas suburbs in the past 15 months. City Manager Tarron Richardson and Deputy City Manager Letitia Shelton were hired from DeSoto, Texas, in 2019.

Get Government & Politics updates in your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Green burial grounds do not use embalming, have no plastic liners, concrete vaults or exotic wood caskets and do not have plastic memorials. Instead, they use biodegradable containers, and gravesites are marked with flat stones or native plantings.

Recommended for you

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.



Breaking News

Breaking Sports News

News Alert