Doug Tarwater has been promoted to director of Sevierville Public Works. Tarwater joined the city of Sevierville as its deputy public works director in 2022. Prior to that, he worked for more than eight years with the Tennessee Department of transportation, including as director of maintenance operations, civil engineering management, and operations district engineer. Tarwater also has more than eight years' experience in the private sector. He holds a civil and environmental engineering degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville.