City Engineer/CIP Executive

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David Parker

David ParkerContact David at 615.550.6660

David Parker was hired as the City Engineer for the City of Franklin in 1991. Prior to being hired as a City employee and from 1983, David, as a consultant working for a private firm, acted as the City Engineer for Franklin. As City Engineer, he is responsible for the overall planning, budgeting, execution (design and construction), coordinating, monitoring, and reporting of the City’s capital/infrastructure projects. As CIP Executive, David is responsible for the preparation of the annual Capital Investment Projects Budget and Capital Investment Plan for Board approval.

Additional duties include drafting, reviewing and administration of contracts, agreements, and franchises between the City and other entities or companies. David also acts as a resource on technical matters for City departments and liaison with other government and regulatory agencies.
David has two engineering degrees, a Bachelor of Electrical Engineer from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. From 1978 to 1991, David worked for several different engineering consulting firms in Nashville with design and construction specialties in the water (treatment and distribution) and sanitary sewer (collection and treatment) disciplines. David is licensed as a professional engineer (P.E.) in Tennessee and Kentucky. He has authored and presented several technical papers covering topics such as Intelligent Transportation Systems, water, sanitary sewer and stormwater issues. David is a member of the following professional organization: American Water Works Association (AWWA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Water Environment Federation (WEF), American Public Works Association (APWA), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

David, his wife, Cathy, and their two daughters, Leslie and Rebecca, moved to Williamson County in 1986. David and Cathy live on ten acres in a log house designed and built by them on Arno Road. The care and upkeep of this property keep them both very busy, but is something they both enjoy. Leslie and Rebecca, graduates of Page High School, are both grown and married with Rebecca living in Franklin and Leslie, with grandson, Parker, residing in Charlotte, North Carolina. Other than working on his property, David spends his free time playing golf, hunting, traveling, woodworking, reading and occasionally doing adventurous activities such as race car driving, skydiving and white water rafting.