Faulconer Appoints Director of Transportation & Storm Water Department

Kris McFadden takes over department focused on infrastructure

San Diego - Today Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the appointment of Kris McFadden as Director of the Transportation & Storm Water Department effective immediately.

McFadden has served as Deputy Director of the City's Storm Water Division since April 2008 and previously worked as an environmental resources supervisor for the City of Fort Lauderdale's Public Works Department.

Mayor Faulconer said McFadden's experience at the city dealing with infrastructure issues makes him an ideal choice to run the department.

"The selection of Kris McFadden to lead the Transportation & Storm Water Department is a key step in my mission to repair the city's massive infrastructure backlog," Faulconer said. "He has a reputation for getting things done and that's exactly why I chose him for such an important role."

McFadden has a B.S. degree in Biology from Allegheny College, a M.S. degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University and a M.A. degree in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

The Transportation & Storm Water Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance for streets, sidewalks and storm drains; leads efforts to protect and improve the water quality of rivers, creeks, bays and the ocean; performs traffic and transportation system engineering; and manages the Utilities Undergrounding program. The department has four divisions: Administration and Right of Way Coordination, Storm Water, Street and Transportation Engineering Operations.

CONTACT: Craig Gustafson at (619) 453-9880 or [email protected]