In a unanimous decision on Tuesday, the Denton County Commissioners Court named Robin Davis to the position of Administrative Foreman of Road & Bridge West, Precinct 4, a position previously held by Mike Riley who retired in April of this year.
Not only does Davis bring a wealth of experience to this position, having previously served as Project Coordinator for Precinct 4, but she is also making history in Denton County as the first female to hold the title of administrative foreman.
When asked how she felt about this new role, Davis said, “I don’t think about it like that – I just want to do right by these men. I’m no Mike Riley, but I’m sure trying to be the next best thing. I’m a good listener, I’m fair, and I love a challenge. I have a great opportunity here to build up our team. Improving morale and fellowship also improves your product, so it’s a win-win.
“Now if it would just stop raining long enough to get some paving done, that would be awesome,” she added with a smile.
In addition to her work since 2007 as Project Coordinator, Davis worked in the Public Works Department from the time she started with the county in 2004. Prior to that, she worked in construction for more than 20 years. Her vast work experience in the construction field, combined with her work at the county, made her the obvious choice for the job.
Since Davis has been working in the department for eight years and had already established relationships with cities, citizens, elected officials and the other county departments that are critical to the road construction process, the transition to the new position has been seamless.
“I am very excited to have Robin in this position. I’ve worked with her the entire time I’ve been in office, and she has always been hard-working, professional, and served with a willing spirit and a great attitude,” said Commissioner Precinct 4, Andy Eads. “We were sad to lose Mike Riley, but Robin has already shown her enthusiasm and expertise, and this department will only continue to shine under her leadership.”
Davis resides in Krugerville with her husband, Jackson, and together they have five children. Cody, 19, is a Marine studying Aviation Electronics. Matthew, 19, wants to be a diesel mechanic and has just registered at ITT. Lisa, 18, is a senior at Aubrey High School and will begin attending NCTC in the fall, and the twins, Lucas and Tobey, are 9 years old and do all the crazy things you can imagine twins boys would do. Robin is the daughter of Patrick and Wanda Alexander of Gainesville, TX.