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Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


March 23, 2016

Watson promoted to VDOT Lebanon Residency Administrator

BRISTOL - John Watson was recently promoted to residency administrator for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Lebanon Residency, serving Tazewell, Buchanan and Russell counties.

As residency administrator, Watson will be responsible for overseeing the residency’s $20 million maintenance budget and the residencies 106 employees and nine facilities.  The Lebanon residency services over 4,000 miles of roads in Tazewell, Buchanan and Russell counties. 

Watson has worked for VDOT since March 1999, beginning his career as an associate engineer then moving into the role of assistant residency administrator in 2001. 

Prior to his employment with VDOT, Watson attended Radford University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Business Management.  Watson also received associates degrees in Environmental Science and Engineering Technology from Southwest Virginia Community College.

He also served with the United States Army and Virginia Army National Guard from 1993 until 2001. 

“I’m honored to serve the residents of the region where I was raised,” Watson said.  “I look forward to working with residents and local governments to improve our region’s transportation system.”

Watson resides in the Belfast Community with his wife, Jill, and their children Christa, 14, and Colton, 9. A 1993 graduate of Lebanon High School, Watson is the son of Lincoln and Rhonda Watson, also of Belfast.  (END)

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