Dr. Charles E. Williams Jr., is a professional civil engineer with 22 years of experience in private consulting, and with state, and municipal organizations. He came to the City of Jackson in May 2002, as a graduate civil engineer working in the Streets, Bridges and Drainage Division within the Public Works Department. In 2006, Dr. Williams was promoted to a senior civil engineer within the Engineering Division. Dr. Williams has served as the interim director of public works, and currently serves as the engineering manager within the Department of Public Works. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Mississippi Engineering Society, and the American Publics Works Association. His most recent accomplishment at the City of Jackson was the management of a grant awarded by Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) totaling $2.4 million allocated for drainage improvements to Lynch Creek. He also helped coordinate a memorandum of understanding between various federal, state, and local government organizations to rehabilitate the Mill Street Bridge on Woodrow Wilson Avenue, combining resources from all agencies in an amount of $4 million. Dr. Williams has managed various engineering awarded grants, bonds, and other external funding opportunities totaling over $75 million during his 15 year tenure at the City of Jackson. One of his most current duties is helping the City of Jackson stay in compliance with a $400 million federal mandated consent decree for sanitary sewer violations. In addition he is also helping the City of Jackson develop a master plan to improve the City of Jackson’s aging infrastructure. Dr. Williams is a distinguished graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.S.C.E., 1996), Mississippi State University (M.S.C.E.,2000), Belhaven University (MBA, 2003), and the University of Alabama (PhD, Civil Engineering, 2013). He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. He is a member of Chi Epsilon Engineering Honor Society, and the author of two published engineering articles. He has also previously served as a speaker on the subject of “New Developments in Onsite Wastewater Treatments” for HalfMoon Education Seminars.

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