Johnson City announces new Public Works director

Jason Miles

Assistant City Manager Randy Trivette announced last Friday that the City of Johnson City’s new Public Works director will join the organization Monday. Jason Miles brings more than 25 years of experience to the department and its five divisions: engineering, solid waste, stormwater, streets, and traffic.

“With Jason’s engineering, project management and administrative experience, we feel confident he can lead the Public Works department as the City faces significant growth,” said Trivette. “His previous work experience aligns with the department’s demands. He inherits an incredible team of professionals who will assist him as he settles into the new role and begins to tackle existing and future Public Works’ projects.”

In his last position as assistant public services director in Fayetteville, N.C., Miles was responsible for planning, budgeting, design, permitting and construction administration for capital improvement, FEMA, grant-funded and other city projects.

“My initial priorities will be quickly getting up to speed on departmental operations and current City projects, and, most importantly, getting to know our team members and learning their vital roles in moving the City forward,” said Miles. 

Among his major accomplishments, Miles highlights civil engineering work on a $40 million recycling facility, project management on an $83 million harbor expansion, and design and construction projects for the Richmond International airport expansion totaling $500 million.
“I am thrilled to join the Johnson City staff,” said Miles. “Through this wonderful opportunity to return to this beautiful region, I am humbled to be selected to serve the Johnson City community. Kristy and I look forward to settling down and working hard to contribute to the greater good of Johnson City. The warm welcome I already have received from so many is a testament to this special place I am fortunate to call home.”  

Miles earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in civil engineering and is pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas in engineering. 


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