Department Description & Mission Statement

Department Description

The Department of Public Works (DPW) serves the unincorporated county maintaining roads, sidewalks and bridges; providing wastewater and other environmental management services; keeping road drainage systems and flood control channels clear; operating traffic signals and street lights; managing eight airports; maintaining closed landfills and burn sites; and inspecting private developer construction sites and permits work performed in the County's Right of Way.

DPW Mission Statement

The Department of Public Works preserves, enhances and promotes quality of life and public safety through the responsible development and maintenance of reliable and sustainable infrastructure and services in the unincorporated region.

  • Commitment:  Promote a culture that provides responsive service through highly motivated, professional and knowledgeable staff in a safe, fair and efficient work environment.
  • Integrity:  Provide leadership and promote collaboration to balance stakeholder interests.
  • Stewardship:  Manage resources to continually improve services, and balance safety and infrastructure needs with protection of the environment.