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Carrollton Appoints Public Works Director

Post Date:06/14/2019 10:36 AM

Public-Works-Director-Jody-Byerly-ImageThe City of Carrollton is pleased to announce Jody Byerly as the new Director of Public Works, effective June 11. 

Byerly has worked for the City of Carrollton Public Works Department since 1996 in various roles, including Water Quality Production Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor, Water Utilities Division Manager, and Public Works Manager. 

Most recently, he has served as Interim Director since March where he has been responsible for managing the City’s approximately 126 Public Works employees, strategic planning, and for setting policy and providing direction to the team to achieve departmental goals and objectives. As Director of Public Works, Byerly will manage the streets, drainage, water, wastewater utilities, alleys, sidewalks, traffic operations, signs, and signals divisions.

“One of my goals is for Carrollton to have the most innovative public works department in the Metroplex, providing low cost, high quality services to our residential and business communities with our talented and experienced workforce managing and maintaining the infrastructure of this city,” Byerly said.

Byerly is a graduate of the Carrollton Leadership Academy, Public Works Institute of Texas, and holds Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) licenses for wastewater, customer service inspection, and water distribution. Additionally, he serves on the City’s Water Conservation Committee and Managed Competition Competitive Readiness Team.

Carrollton’s Public Works Department has been declared “Substantially Competitive” through the City’s Managed Competition program. The distinction of “Substantially Competitive” is given to City departments that deliver high quality services at the lowest cost to Carrollton residents. The road to gaining this certification includes competitive and operational benchmarking as well as analysis of staffing, facilities, technology, best management practices, and costs of service. Byerly has served the department throughout the Managed Competition process, helping to streamline business processes and save taxpayer dollars.

“I appreciate this new opportunity to bring my almost 23 years of public works knowledge and service in the department to continue to positively impact all Carrollton citizens with use of efficient and innovative industry advancements,” said Byerly.

Public Works recently won awards from both the Texas Public Works Association for its in-house restoration and preservation work at the City’s historic A.W. Perry Homestead Museum and from TCEQ for Hurricane Harvey relief assistance, and is the first city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to put into service a Public Works Emergency Response Trailer to aid in severe weather and disaster situation response. 

The City of Carrollton is excited to welcome Byerly into his new position and looks forward to the passion he will bring to the director role while bettering the community he serves and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

For more information about Carrollton Public Works, visit cityofcarrollton.com/publicworks.

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