Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Oct. 29, 2013
Matthew Cox named assistant district administrator for planning and investment management
BRISTOL—Matthew Cox was recently named assistant district administrator of planning and investment management for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Bristol District, which serves 12 counties in southwestern Virginia: Washington, Smyth, Lee, Scott, Russell, Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Wise, Dickenson, Grayson, and Wythe.
In his new role, Cox will be responsible for overseeing the programming of funds for VDOT Bristol’s $542 million Six-Year Improvement Program, as well as managing the district’s land use and transportation planning programs.
Cox is a 1993 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology and a 2003 graduate of George Mason University with a master’s of science degree in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics.
He first came to VDOT as a right of way agent in 1994, continuing there until 2002 when he moved into VDOT’s Associate Engineer Program. From 2004 through 2010, Cox worked at VDOT’s Wytheville Residency as assistant residency administrator and residency administrator.
Prior to his new role, Cox served as programming director, working with county staffs and boards on the development of the secondary six-year program and annual secondary road budgets.
Cox, a Coeburn native, resides in Bristol with his wife, Jennifer, and two sons, Parker and Will.
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