Mayor Faulconer Hires New Chief to Lead Infrastructure and Public Works

Role Key to Mayor's Plans to Repair 1,000 Miles of Streets, Improve Neighborhoods

San Diego - Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced the hiring of Paz B. Gomez as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Infrastructure and Public Works for the City of San Diego.

Gomez will oversee engineering services, including technical and operational support, design and construction for the City's Capital Improvements Program. She will also manage the development of public infrastructure and facilities. Her first day is July 6.

"Paz Gomez is an excellent addition to the Public Works team working to rebuild San Diego's infrastructure, from streets to libraries to fire stations," Mayor Faulconer said. "Her leadership will be instrumental to reaching my goal of fixing 1,000 miles of streets over five years, repairing the City's repair system with new streamlining measures and putting more shovels in the ground for neighborhood improvement projects."

In her role, Gomez will manage the following departments: Environmental Services, Public Utilities, Public Works and Transportation & Storm Water.

"I am humbled and honored to be joining the City of San Diego team," Gomez said. "I look forward to serving the citizens of San Diego and making a difference in improving our infrastructure."

Gomez has more than 30 years of experience in various leadership positions in public works, infrastructure, engineering, construction and contracting in both the public and private sectors. She was most recently Vice President of Building Engineering of AECOM's Southern California and Southern Nevada Area.

Gomez is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, and Green Building Engineer. She holds Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and Management from Troy University as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from San Diego State.

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