| July 12, 2005 - Stephen
J. King has been named director of engineering for the City of Knoxville,
Mayor Bill Haslam announced.
King, 49, joined the City of Knoxville in 1977 as a civil engineer
and has held progressively more responsible positions including
chief design engineer, chief civil engineer and deputy director
In his new position, King will oversee the engineering division,
which includes civil, storm water and traffic engineering duties.
He will report to Dave Hill, the City's chief operating officer.
"Steve has a proven track record of great service to our
Engineering Department and I look forward to working with him in
the coming years," Mayor Haslam said.
In addition, Mayor Haslam announced that Gary Norman, formerly
chief building official in Shreveport, La. and Safety Harbor, Fla.,
has been named building inspections director for the City of Knoxville.
Norman, 48, will oversee building and related permits, as well as
Both Norman and King will report to Dave Hill, the City's chief
The appointments fill existing vacancies within the Department
of Engineering and Operations and result in no additional cost.