Ali Hatefi, P.E., CFM, is the director of public works department at City of Dallas. He has more than 20 years of experience in public and private sector. In his capacity as a director of public works, Ali leads street operations, engineering and capital improvements, asset and construction management, and real estate office. Public Works Department maintains more than 11,700 lane miles of streets, 1400 miles of alleys, 4536 miles of sidewalk, and more than 600 bridges. Ali is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas and a certified floodplain manager.