Herndon Appoints Deputy Director of Public Works

The Town of Herndon has named Tammy L. Chastain as deputy director of Public Works.

In her new post, Chastain will assist Bob Boxer, director of Public Works (DPW), in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating activities to maintain the town’s infrastructure. She will manage the town’s water, sewer, refuse, recycling, traffic, streets, facilities and other crews and functions; supervise the execution and construction of major maintenance contracts; manage consultants to develop the town’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP); and more. She will report directly to Boxer.

“Tammy impressed the interview committee with her operations background as well as a clear expertise in personnel management, long-range planning and fiscal stewardship – all skills she will rely on in her position with the town,” Boxer said. “I am delighted to welcome her to the DPW leadership team.”

Chastain comes to the town following years of private sector and military experience, most recently as maintenance and reliability engineer for MillerCoors; in that role, she initiated a sustainability/energy savings program for the Coors Brewery that generated $500,000 in electricity savings and conserved 300,000 gallons of water. She served in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain, and is the recipient of the USAF Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Chastain begins her employment with the Town of Herndon on June 1. Effective on the 1st, she may be reached directly at tammy.chastain@herndon-va.gov or 703-435-6860.

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