L. Wood Franklin, a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, is the Director of Public Works/Assistant City Manager for the City of Lubbock. He has been with the City of Lubbock Engineering Department for more than 15 years. As the Director of Public Works, Mr. Franklin is responsible for overseeing the engineering, water, sanitary sewer, storm water management, street maintenance and traffic – along with a current capital budget for these areas in excess of $400 million.
A native of Lubbock, Mr. Franklin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University and is currently 2nd Vice President of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers South Plains Chapter and past Vice President of the Water Environmental Association of Texas. He has also served as a Board of Director for the Lubbock South Plains Food Bank.
In an interesting historical coincidence, Wood Franklin was adopted as an infant by Larry and Mary Lee Franklin through Lutheran Social Services of the South.