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County Engineer Bryan Kegley Retires June 1

Posted on: May 17th, 2024 | News and Announcementsfeatured newsPress Releases

 

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. – Mobile County Engineer Bryan Kegley is retiring, effective June 1, 2024.

To facilitate transition, at its regular meeting on March 25, the Mobile County Commission granted Assistant County Engineer Kimberly N. Sanderson the authority of and ability to carry out all duties of the County Engineer beginning April 1 and, on May 9, appointed her Interim County Engineer. 

Kegley was granted authority to carry out the duties of the County Engineer in October 2016 and appointed Mobile County Engineer in April 2018. In that role, he has fulfilled all legal responsibilities according to Alabama law, and overseen the administration of infrastructure programs, personnel and budget management, as well as the planning, design and construction of Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) and some Capital Improvement Programs.

During his tenure, Kegley has been instrumental in improving Mobile County roadways, particularly through the flagship transportation improvement program, Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG), which has directed almost $1 billion to Mobile County’s roads and bridges since 1977. PAYG was the first of its kind in the state and Mobile County voters have approved it each of the 19 times it has appeared on a ballot. Kegley participated or led each of the biannual PAYG efforts since 2010.  

Kegley has worked for Mobile County Commission for 29 years in increasingly responsible positions: 5 years as a Design Engineer, 10 years as Design Engineering Manager, 7 years as Assistant County Engineer, and 7 years as County Engineer.  

He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of South Alabama. He's also an Alabama-licensed Professional Land Surveyor.  In total, he has more than 41 years of experience as a civil engineer and professional land surveyor.

Before joining Mobile County, Kegley worked for Brown & Root, USA on hydroelectric construction projects, and he designed roads, bridges, stormwater drainage and utility projects for Speakes & Associates Consulting Engineers Inc.

Throughout his career, Kegley has maintained engagement with the Alabama Society of Civil Engineers, Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, Association of County Commissions of Alabama, and Alabama County Engineers Association. 

 

Commissioners said:

 

Merceria Ludgood, District 1:We must add Bryan Kegley’s name to the list of exceptional Mobile County Engineers who have led that aspect of county government where the rubber literally meets the road. Always seeking to be on the cutting edge in his field, he encouraged innovation among his team members. His ability to explain complicated engineering concepts to our constituents and his willingness to go the extra mile to do so exemplified the compassion he brought to his public service. He will be missed.”

 

Connie Hudson, District 2:Bryan’s unwavering commitment to ensuring safe travel for the driving public and to enhancing County road and bridge infrastructure has left an indelible mark throughout Mobile County. In his 29 years of public service with the County, his expertise, integrity, dedication, and tireless efforts have paved the way for progress and prosperity. I offer best wishes for his well-deserved retirement. He will be missed.”  

 

President Randall Dueitt, District 3: “Bryan has been a key to every Pay-As-You-Go program since 2012 and in that capacity has helped Mobile County grow and prosper. As we bid farewell to our esteemed County Engineer, we celebrate Bryan’s unwavering dedication, his expertise, and his legacy of excellence in public service.”

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