Phil Mann started with the City of Gainesville in 1987, currently serving as the Assistant Public Works Director. He served as the Traffic Operations Manager from 2007–July 2013, Traffic Engineer II from 1994–2004 and Supervising Engineer 2004–July, 2007. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1987. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Mr. Mann is a member of the American Public Works Association’s Emergency Management Team and is APWA’s Representative to the Department of Homeland Security’s SAFECOM – Interoperability Communications Committee and Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC). He is an active member of the Alachua County Traffic Incident Management Team. Mr. Mann is a Past President of the District 10 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
As a member of the City of Gainesville’s Public Works Department, Mr. Mann is certified in many areas of Emergency Management. He is the Incident Commander for Public Works and represents them on the Unified Command Team with the Fire-Rescue and Police Departments on all hazards. He co-authored a paper entitled “Public Works and Terrorism Response – Black Sunday” that was published by the American Public Works Association as a Best Practice for Public Works Agencies and their role in planned special events at high capacity venues.
Mr. Mann serves as an expert witness for the City in the area of traffic engineering and traffic crashes. He reviews all serious and fatal crash scenes and assists the Gainesville Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Investigators when necessary. He earned the “At Scene Traffic Crash / Traffic Homicide Investigation” certification from IPTM.
His awards include ITE’s Young Transportation Engineer of the Year (1996); ITE’s Transportation Professional of the Year (2006) and the Division he manages was selected for ITE’s Transportation Achievement Award in 2006. In 2009, FSITE bestowed the Sherwood Hiller Distinguished Service Award to Mr. Mann – the highest honor awarded by FSITE.