In a press release dated March 5, it was announced by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick that Marcie Parker, P.E. has been named as the agency’s new Fredericksburg District Administrator. The Fredericksburg District includes Northumberland and neighboring counties on the Northern Neck.
Parker, who was appointed Acting District Administrator this January, will oversee construction, maintenance and operations for 11,500 miles of state-maintained roads in the 14-county Fredericksburg District.
“Marcie Parker is a talented public servant who has a wide range of practical field experience in highway maintenance and construction,” Kilpatrick said in the release. “She has high expectations in everything she does, and she is driven by results. I am confident that she will work with communities to develop and deliver common-sense transportation solutions that reduce congestion, promote economic development, and improve safety.”
Parker has over 20 years of transportation experience in Virginia. According to the release, since Parker was named Assistant District Administrator for Maintenance and Operations in 2010, she has led emergency response operations for snow removal and was responsible for delivering a district-wide $120 million maintenance program districtwide that includes oversight of all bridges, overpasses, structures and pavement conditions.
Parker also served as Residency Administrator in Saluda from 2001-2010 in the Middle Peninsula, and as Norfolk Residency Assistant Residency Administrator from 1996-2001 in Hampton Roads. She joined VDOT in 1993 as a transportation engineer trainee. She is a graduate of Clemson University, and holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering. She has held a Professional Engineer’s license in Virginia since 1999. Parker lives in Spotsylvania County with her husband and two sons.