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Franklin Names New Assistant City Administrator for Public Works
Current Water Management Director tapped for the position.
Franklin, TN - After an extensive selection process, Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey has announced the appointment of current Water Management Director Mark Hilty as the City’s new Assistant City Administrator for Public Works. The Assistant City Administrator for Public Works will be responsible for the leadership and management of four key service departments: Streets, Parks, Water Management, and Sanitation and Environmental Services.
Hilty joined the City of Franklin in 2006 becoming Water Management Director in 2007. As Water Management Director, he has been responsible for planning and directing all Water Management operations and administration. Hilty helped lead the development of the City’s Integrated Water Management Plan (IWRP) which provided a 30-year “blue print” for the management of all facets of water resources including drinking water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and stormwater. The IWRP focuses on sustainability and stewardship of our natural resources, including extensive modeling regarding the community’s impact on the Harpeth River. This plan which is the first of its kind in Tennessee.
“Mark has been an excellent leader for Water Management over the past 10 years and I look forward to his future contributions in leading our Public Works team,” stated Mr. Stuckey. “Mark and our team share a deep commitment to providing excellent service to our citizens and to planning for the long term needs of our growing, prosperous community.”
Prior to coming to the City, Hilty worked as a consulting engineer, performing work on water, wastewater, and hazardous waste projects with a focus on municipal water and wastewater master planning. He has performed work throughout Tennessee and has participated in projects throughout the United States. Hilty has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and has served in the U.S. Army infantry.
“I am truly honored to have been selected for this position,” says Hilty. “I love working with the staff at the City and look forward to working with each of the public works departments as we continue to provide our residents with the best possible service.”
Hilty begins his new position on March 27th.