Published: March 16, 2011
Public Works Department under new leadership with selection of Mike Walker as director.
Mike Walker has been selected as the new director of public works for the city of La Vergne, according to Mayor Senna Mosley.
"Mike completes our leadership team at City Hall," said Mosley. "His management skills will certainly enhance the services that the department offers to residents."
The Public Works director oversees the city‚s infrastructure, including installation, maintenance and repair of streets, water and sewer lines. In addition, Walker will supervise the city mapping needs, city engineering, and fleet management.
In September of 2010, Walker retired as the Colonel from the Tennessee Highway Patrol after 33 years of service. As the top officer of the state police, he managed 899 sworn troops and 125 civilians. In addition, Walker was responsible for preparing and managing annual budgets in excess of $100 million on behalf of the THP.
In addition, Walker implemented the federally mandated commercial drivers license issuance for the state of Tennessee, recognized then as a model program by the Federal Highway Administration. Outside of his police work, he helped to build a new volunteer fire department for the city of Dunlap outside of Chattanooga.
Walker, his wife Vicki, and their children have lived in La Vergne since 2003. He accepted the position because he felt he could make a positive difference in the community. He quoted CHiPS actor Robert Pine, "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others in the world remains, and is immortal."