Mark Pestrella, P.E.

Mark Pestrella, P.E.

Director, Los Angeles County Public Works

Mark Pestrella is the Director of Los Angeles County Public Works.  In this capacity, he serves as the Chief Engineer of the Lost Angeles County Flood Control District, the County Road Commissioner, and teh County Engineer.  With an annual budget of more than $2.7 billion and a workforce of 4,000 employees, Los Angeles County Public Works is the largest municipal public works agency in the United States, providing vital public infrastructure and civic services to more than 10 million people across a 4,000 square-mile service area.  Public Works' diverse operations are defined within six core service areas:  Water Resources, Transportation, Environmental Services, Construction Management, Developmental Services, and Emergency Management.

Mr. Pestrella is a licensed civil enginner and a 35-year veteral of Public Works and has held a variety of management positions.  He is a native of Southern California and attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he received a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in civil engineering.