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Mark Macy Named Interim Metro Public Works Director


Will Assume New Role on Friday, Sept. 25

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mark Macy, Metro Public Works’ veteran Assistant Director, Engineering, will serve as the department’s interim director, effective Friday, as current interim director Randy Lovett retires.

Macy is a 20-year Metro Public Works veteran. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio University and is a registered professional engineer and land surveyor. His duties include directing the activities of the Engineering Division, including bridges, sidewalks and bicycle infrastructure, Traffic and Parking Commission, permitting activities and infrastructure/roadway projects.

“Mark Macy is a trusted, longstanding Metro employee with working relationships throughout Metro government and the community,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “His strong leadership and experience along with his deep understanding of both the needs of the department and those of a growing city make him the ideal candidate to lead the Public Works Department during the transition to a new administration.”

Under Macy’s direction, the department and its Engineering Division received numerous honors, including American Public Works Association (APWA) 2010 Project of the Year award for management of the historic flood of 2010. The department also built three award-winning bridges: Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and the Demonbreun Viaduct.

Prior to joining Metro, Macy worked for Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., a Tampa, Fla.-based engineering firm, and was responsible for management of civil and transportation projects involving drainage and flood control systems as well as water pumping, storage, treatment and distribution facilities. He is an active member of both the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TCAPWA), having served as TCAPWA president in 2010.

Lovett served in an interim role as Public Works Director for approximately three years.

“The people of Nashville owe a great debt of gratitude to Randy Lovett for his many years of service to our city,” Mayor Dean said. “After a long career at Metro Human Resources, he has led Metro Public Works with great skill and good humor, ensuring that extremely important services got to our citizens on time and on budget. I wish Randy well in his retirement.”

The Department of Public Works provides many of the basic services that improve the quality of life of everyone who lives, visits and works in Nashville and Davidson County. The department is responsible for managing capital infrastructure, including sidewalks, bikeways and bridges, and traffic and parking; providing efficient and safe transportation choices; and managing the county's waste and recycling streams.