Donna O'dell, Parish Engineer
All major roadway and drainage projects in St Tammany Parish are managed by the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. Designs are either done by Engineering Division staff or a design consultant is procured. After design is complete, our staff manages these projects through construction completion. Smaller district projects are also often designed and managed by Engineering personnel for the 14 Council districts.
Engineering Division personnel also provide technical assistance to the St Tammany Parish Administration and other parish departments. Some of these tasks include resolving parishwide matters concerning drainage or roadways, such as FEMA flood map revisions, drainage complaints, development impacts to surrounding areas, and prioritization of new roadways and roadway repairs.
Our staff is comprised of licensed Professional Engineers, certified professional Construction Managers, Engineering interns, a survey crew, construction inspectors, and administrative support staff.