Herndon, VA (July 1, 2019) – The Town of Herndon has named Scott Robinson as director of Public Works. Robinson replaces Dana L. Singer, who retired from the position in 2018.
In his new post, Robinson is responsible for direction of the town’s public works operations and initiatives, to include planning and direction of activities to maintain the town’s infrastructure; serving as principal advisor on public works issues; overseeing execution of capital improvement projects; exceeding customer service standards to town citizens; and management of the town’s public works employees.
Robinson brings to his new position decades of experience managing major construction projects and operations. Most recently, he served as director of Facilities and Real Estate for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a role in which he managed NASA’s 5,300 facilities at 14 major sites in 10 states, providing leadership to 600 engineering and real estate employees. He had oversight responsibility for capital planning as well as the establishment of national policy in facilities operations, design, construction, real estate acquisition, property management and more. Prior to his NASA tenure, he held positions of increasing responsibility at the Naval Sea Systems Command and at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He holds a Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Robinson will report directly to Town Manager Bill Ashton and serve as a member of the town’s management team. “Services provided by the men and women of the town’s Department of Public Works are almost universally cited as the number one reason people appreciate living in Herndon,” Ashton said. “Under Scott’s leadership, and by tapping into his wealth of experience and expertise, these services will only flourish and grow. It is my pleasure to welcome him to the town’s management team.”
Robinson’s appointment is effective July 22. He may be reached at 703-435-6853 or email@example.com.