Department Description & Mission Statement

Department Description

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the following services for the unincorporated region: County maintained roads; traffic engineering; private development construction inspection; design engineering and construction management for public works related infrastructure; land surveying and map processing; watershed quality and flood protection; County airports; solid waste planning and diversion; closed landfill maintenance; wastewater and water systems management; and assessment districts for private road and landscape maintenance.

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.