Dallas County Public Works
Alberta Blair P.E., Director of Public WorksRecords Building - 509 Main Street, 6th Floor, Suite 613, Dallas, Texas 75202
As the newly-appointed Director of Public Works, Alberta is responsible for the planning, design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of approved transportation projects. In addition, she provides engineering support to the County’s four Road and Bridge Districts, and real estate support to the entire County government. Transportation projects are executed in partnership with Dallas county cities, Texas Department of Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments, North Texas Tollway Authority, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
Alberta joined Dallas County in September 1993. Her last assignment was Assistant Director of Engineering and Construction, where she led the Engineering & Construction division of for Public Works for over 15 years. She was responsible for the design, engineering, and construction of approved transportation projects under both the 1991 bond and Major Capital Improvements Program. These projects were completed in coordination with the planning, utilities and right of way acquisition and collaboration under Dallas County’s 5-Phase project delivery system. In addition, she provided engineering support to the County’s four Road and Bridge Districts, and the unincorporated areas and other county departments.
Prior to joining Dallas County, she served 7 years with the City of Dallas as a project manager. Her last responsibilities with the City were serving in the central Dallas business district, which included projects, such as the streets for the Arts District, McKinney Avenue Trolley, and Farmers Market project. Additionally, she was the project manager over the first initial tax increment finance district (TIF) for the State Thomas area. Upon leaving the City of Dallas, she served on the State Thomas District TIF Board as head of the Design Review Committee, and also as Board Chair. In addition, Alberta has served on the Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of Dallas.
Alberta is a native Dallasite and alumna of Ursuline Academy of Dallas. She received a B.S. degree in Environmental Design, and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the distinguished Texas A & M University. She is an active member of Concord Baptist Church and is a children’s leader with Bible Study Fellowship. Alberta has one son, Cedric Blair Robinson, who also attends Texas A & M University.