September 15, 2021: Patrick Berge is the new Public Works Director for Oak Ridge, TN. Most recently, Mr. Berge served as a Utility Manager and interim Public Works Director for Oak Ridge, TN. Prior to this, He served Lincoln City as an Associate Engineer, as an Environmental Program Specialist. as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University of Tennessee, and as an Engineer for Knoxville Utilities Board. He earned a BSc. in Civil Engineering and an MSc. in Environmental Engineering at the University Of Tennessee-Knoxville. Mr. Berge's hiring follows the death of former Director Shira McWaters.