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Chris Haggard selected as new Public Works Director

November 03, 2020

Chris HaggardThe City of Johns Creek Assistant Public Works Director Chris Haggard has been selected as the city’s new Public Works Director. 

Haggard is employed by Jacobs Engineering Group, which performs Public Works and Recreation and Parks operations under contract with Johns Creek. He joined the City of Johns Creek in 2013 and has served as the city’s Deputy Public Works Director since 2018. During his tenure, he has successfully managed the widening of SR 120 / Abbotts Bridge Road (from Jones Bridge Road to Parsons Road), Brumbelow Road Pedestrian Bridge and Sidewalk Connection, and Parsons Road sidewalk and mid-block crossing. 

“We are fortunate to have someone with Chris’ qualifications and experience not only already a part of the city but ready and willing to step into this leadership role," City Manager Ed Densmore said. “It has been a pleasure to work with him over the past seven years and I can attest that he is more than equipped to lead the Public Works department, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion."

Haggard attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida. He is a Georgia Professional Engineer, GSWCC Level II Certified Erosion Control Design Professional, and GDOT LAP Certified. He was named the City of Johns Creek Employee of the Year 2019 and received the American Public Works Association Georgia Chapter Manager of the Year award earlier this year. 

Haggard’s first day as director was Nov. 1. He is replacing Lynette Baker, who was recently promoted within Jacobs Engineering Group.