Community Transportation Planning Supervisor
Tennessee Department of Transportation
7345 Region Lane Knoxville, TN 37914
Office: (865) 594-2662
Cell: (865) 253-1436
Short Bio: I came to TDOT in 2016 from the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (Tennessee/Virginia) where I served as the MPO Coordinator for four years. Prior to transportation planning, I worked for seven years for the State Local Planning Assistance Office, the First Tennessee Development District, and Washington County TN as a Principal Land Use Planner. In 2011 the State closed the land use assistance program and a few years later TDOT Office Of Community Transportation was created to link land use planning with transportation planning. This has resulted in better communication from Nashville to the local communities and helping to protect the road network from poor land use decisions. We work with every division of TDOT from project development to operations identifying issues and passing information from the local governments and citizens to the appropriate division within TDOT. I am a 2002 graduate of East Tennessee State University in the mountains of North East Tennessee where I work closely with developing new planners through internship programs. I also serve as the Director for the State of Franklin section of the Tennessee American Planning Association, training local officials in land use regulations and the tie to transportation projects.
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