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New Public Works Director in Brookhaven

Post Date:04/03/2017 1:13 PM


New Public Works Director in Brookhaven

Brookhaven, GA, Apr. 3, 2017 – The City of Brookhaven’s new public works director takes the helm beginning today.  Lowe Engineers, the private contractor that operates Brookhaven’s Public Works department, hired Hari Karikaran to manage the day-to-day operations for the department.

“The City of Brookhaven’s Public Works Department is really kicking into high gear under the stewardship of Lowe Engineers,” said Brookhaven City Manager Christian Sigman.  “With a record year of road and sidewalk projects ahead of us, I am confident that Hari Karikaran has the knowledge and expertise to manage these projects on time and on budget.”

Hari Karikaran, P.E., held multiple positions in DeKalb County Government since 2006, including Associate Director of Development, Director of Engineering Services and Director of Facilities Management.  In the latter role, Karikaran managed county capital construction and maintenance of DeKalb’s 274 buildings in addition to county real estate transactions.

Karikaran previously served as Deputy Director of Public Works for Charleston County, SC and Senior Civil Engineer at the City of Savannah Water & Sewer Bureau.

Karikaran obtained master of science in environmental & water resources engineering degree and master of environmental resources management degree from University of South Carolina, Columbia. He obtained his bachelor of science in civil engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 

Richard Meehan, who had been serving as Brookhaven’s Public Works Director since the inception of Brookhaven, will remain with Lowe Engineers and available to assist in a smooth transition.


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Burke Brennan
Director of Communications

Ann Marie Quill
Communications Manager

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