(VENTURA COUNTY) – July 20, 2021– Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) has named Director of Roads & Transportation’s David Fleisch as VCPWA’s Assistant Director. In his new role, he will oversee operational departments in Roads & Transportation, Water & Sanitation and Watershed Protection, assisting the three operational Department Directors to advance specific projects and programs.
In the past year, under his leadership, VCPWA partnered with the Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the local Navy installation and received the first ever statewide grant for the El Rio Pedestrian Improvement Project.
“I am so honored for the opportunity to serve as the Assistant Director,” said Fleisch. “The men and women of VCPWA work hard every day to make sure Ventura County is one of the best and safest places to live. It is my pleasure to continue to lead and serve our community in this new role.”
Prior to joining the County in 2010, he completed a 28-year career in the U.S. Navy, retiring in August 2009 as Captain in the Civil Engineer Corps. During his Navy career Captain Fleisch served as the Chief Staff Officer, NBVC, Chief, Engineering Division, U.S. Pacific Command, Commanding Officer, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion, FIVE, and Production Officer for the Navy Public Works Center in San Diego.
“I could not be more proud to have David Fleisch as Assistant Agency Director,” said Jeff Pratt, Agency Director at Ventura County Public Works. “Over the last 11 years, he has been instrumental as our Roads & Transportation Director, and he brings with him the experience and credentials to lead with integrity, respect, professionalism and commitment – the VCPWA Tradition.”
Fleisch is currently Chair of the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) Transportation Policy Committee, and Chair and Southern California counties representative to the State-wide California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC). He is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Public Works Association, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Society of American Military Engineers.
About Ventura County Public Works Agency
The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) strives to deliver innovative, efficient and cost-effective regional services that are essential to the health, safety, natural resources protection, and economic vitality of Ventura County and its residents. Established in 1954, VCPWA employs approximately 400 employees and consists of five departments: Central Services, Engineering, Road & Transportation, Watershed Protection, as well as Water and Sanitation.
VCPWA continues to receive nationwide attention for its work in improving, innovating, and ensuring projects for Ventura County’s unincorporated 572 miles of roads, watersheds, levees, bridges, infrastructures, water and sanitation facilities and billing services operate effectively.