UTA Spotlights Alumna Mindy Carmichael, City’s First Female Public Works and Transportation Director

The University of Texas at Arlington recently interviewed alumna Mindy Gowdy Carmichael, who became the City of Arlington’s first female Public Works and Transportation Director in August.

Carmichael began her career with Arlington nearly 19 years ago as a civil engineer and worked her way through the ranks to become Operations Assistant Director, where her responsibilities included managing the City’s $16 million Street Maintenance Sales Tax Program, the multimillion dollar Capital Improvement Program and about 175 full and part-time employees in Traffic Engineering, Traffic Operations and Street Maintenance.

Carmichael, who grew up and attended public schools in Arlington, graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington and raised her children in the city.

“Arlington is not just my career, it’s my home,” she said.

Click here to read more about Carmichael’s career with the City of Arlington.