Palo Alto, CA – Assistant Public Works Director Brad Eggleston has been named as the City’s next Director of Public Works for Palo Alto, City Manager James Keene announced today. Eggleston, who has been with the City since 1998, has served as Assistant Director of the Public Works Department since 2012. His appointment will go to the City Council for approval at a meeting in October, as required by the City Charter that includes specific positions requiring such approval.
“Brad has been the ‘go to’ manager within Public Works that we have relied on to successfully steer some of the city’s most important infrastructure projects,” said Keene. “In addition, his focus on improving the conditions of our streets and roads, completing the beautiful new Baylands Golf links course and ensuring the city’s storm drains and flood plains are in good shape has improved the community’s overall quality of life.”
Eggleston joined Palo Alto as an Industrial Waste Investigator and has been promoted to a variety of increasingly senior positions within the Public Works Department during his tenure with the city. From 2000 to 2005, Eggleston served as an Associate Engineer, and from 2005 to 2011 was the manager of environmental control programs. Eggleston was also the manager of the solid waste program from 2011 to 2012 when he was promoted to be Assistant Director.
“Throughout my evolving career with Palo Alto’s Public Works Department, I have been impressed by the dedication of the people and the breadth of the mission of the department,” said Eggleston. “I am very excited to take on this leadership role as Public Works continues to deliver projects and services that are vital to the Palo Alto community.”
In his current capacity, Eggleston leads the 33-person staff team of the Engineering Services Division within Public Works, with primary responsibility for the development and implementation of the City’s capital improvement program that includes buildings, parks, storm drains, streets and sidewalks. In addition, Eggleston oversees the private development group with responsibility for public right-of-way and flood plain issues, and manages the implementation of Palo Alto’s $250 million Council Infrastructure Plan.
His recent projects and accomplishments include overseeing the public safety building and California Avenue parking garage design and environmental review process; successfully completing the $13 million Palo Alto Golf Course reconfiguration, and leading Palo Alto’s efforts to significantly improve street conditions, raising the pavement condition index score to 84 (indicating very good) with corresponding efforts to raise public awareness.
Eggleston holds a bachelor’s degree in conservation and resource studies from University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from San Jose State. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of California and is affiliated with several professional organizations including the American Public Works Association and the California League of Public Cities.