The Natchitoches City Council confirmed the appointment of Donald Forest Sr. at its Monday night meeting, Aug. 9, as the Public Works Director for the City.
Mayor Ronnie Williams Jr. said a lot of good candidates applied for the job. Through the process, Williams said it was clear to him that Forest would be the best person for the position.
Forest grew up around Cane River as a young boy before moving to Natchez. He graduated from Cloutierville High School. He was all-state in basketball in the 80s. He’s worked for the DOTD for 33 years and is certified in structural concrete, asphalt concrete paving and in excavation and embankment. He has a lot of experience with roads, bridges and drainage and wants to bring that experience to benefit the City.
Council member Dale Nielsen said it’s always good to try to promote from within. He voted against the appointment.
Forest will start as early as next Monday.