| November 12, 2007 -
Mayor Haslam today announced the following changes in Knoxville City
Effective immediately most of the functions previously housed
in the Department of Communications and Government relations are
being combined with Policy Development in a new Department of Policy
and Communications headed by Sr. Director Bill Lyons.
Other changes will be made effective December 1.
Bob Whetsel will join the Department of Policy and Communications
with responsibility for expanding the success of downtown into the
neighborhoods surrounding downtown. His responsibilities will include
major initiatives for Cumberland Avenue and the Downtown North/
Broadway and Central areas, as well as the Magnolia corridor and
Present Director of Engineering, Steve King, will become Director
of Public Works, which includes Public Service, Engineering, and
Plans Review and Inspections. David Brace, Brent Johnson, and Gary
Norman will head these departments.
Sr. Director Sam Anderson will head a new department that will
include 311, KAT, Fleet, and Parks and Recreation.
Larry Martin will continue his role as Deputy to the Mayor. However
Treasurer Jim York will serve as Finance Director and continue to
report to Mr. Martin. Public Works will also report to Mr. Martin.
Community Development, Risk Management, Purchasing, and IT will
continue to report to Larry Martin. All other departments and reporting
relationships will remain the same.
Further details will be forthcoming regarding department names
and job titles.
For more information please contact William Lyons, at 215-2612.