Public Works Officers

Appointed by the department president, the Public Works Officers Department has at least one representative on each of Cal Cities' policy committees. Representatives provide technical information to the committee, ensure that the department has a voice in the decision-making process, and help make recommendations to the board of directors on legislative and policy issues. 

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Department Goals and Activities
Made up of public works professionals from around the state, the Personnel and Employee Relations Department: 

  • Promotes the purposes and goals in the League of California Cities Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. 
  • Serves as a technical and advisory department to Cal Cities, including participation on Cal Cities Policy Committees through the analysis and development of position recommendations on pending legislation and proposed regulatory guidelines. 
  • Fosters the professional and personal development of its members. 
  • Supports the exchange of ideas with the County Engineers Association of California, California Department of Transportation, and other agency/industry representatives through the promotion and conduct of conferences, seminars, and related training methods. 
  • Advances the interest of cities by helping to develop, shape, and improve legislation and policies established that regulate the funding, development, construction, and maintenance of public infrastructure. 
  • Advances the interest of cities through the active participation on federal, state, and local committees and advisory boards. 
Department Officers
  • President - Jason Nutt, Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works, Santa Rosa
  • First Vice President - Ben Fine, Director of Public Works, Pismo Beach
  • Second Vice President - Julie Lucido, Director of Public Works, Napa
  • Immediate Past President - Rene Guerrero, Director of Public Works, Pomona
  • Department Director* - Rene Guerrero, Director of Public Works, Pomona

*Terms are for one year, ending in September, except the director who serves a two-year term.

Policy Committee Representatives

Appointed by the department president, each department has at least one representative on each of Cal Cities' standing seven policy committees that can provide technical information to the committee as a whole to ensure that the department has a voice in the decision-making process, and make recommendations to the board of directors on legislative and policy issues.

Policy Committee Representatives

  • Community Services - Ken Berkman, Public Works Director, Burbank
  • Environmental Quality - Charles Herbertson, Public Works Director, Culver City
  • Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations - Jason Nutt, Public Works Director, Santa Rosa
  • Housing, Community, and Economic Development - Roger Lee, Public Works Director, Cupertino
  • Public Safety -  Scott Smith, Deputy Public Works Director, Irvine
  • Revenue and Taxation - Mike Hennawy, City Engineer, Santa Clarita
  • Transportation, Communication, and Public Works - Rene Guerrero, Public Works Director, Pomona

For more information about the appointment process, please contact Meg Desmond.

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Contact Staff

McKelvey, Meghan
Meghan McKelvey
Department and Member Services Manager
(916) 658-8253

Seals, Zach
Zachary Seals
Administrative Associate, Member Services
(916) 658-8204

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