About the Director of Public Works

Interim Director

William Morgan, Interim Director

William Morgan serves as the Interim Director of the County of San Diego Department of Public Works (DPW).

Mr. Morgan oversees all aspects of DPW’s five divisions:

Land Development


Engineering Services

Management Services

Policy, Outreach, and Data

He leads a department of over 600 team members strong, with an annual budget of over $334M and nearly 115 different funds. This includes a diversity of programs that serve the unincorporated county including maintaining almost 2,000 miles of roads, sidewalks, and over 200 bridges; providing wastewater, water, and other environmental management services; keeping road drainage systems and flood control channels clear; designing and constructing capital improvement projects; implementing a watershed protection program; operating traffic signals and streetlights; managing eight airports; maintaining closed landfills and burn sites; and inspecting private developer construction sites and work performed in the County’s rights of way.  

Mr. Morgan has been with the County Department of Public Works (DPW) for over 19 years and currently serves as the County Engineer and Road Commissioner.  Prior to this new role, he was DPW’s Engineering Services Deputy Director for almost 6 years and led the Construction Management and Materials for an additional 3 years.

Before coming to the County, Mr. Morgan spent 16 years working for the California Department of Transportation in the Division of Engineering Services, delivering large public works transportation projects in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego County. 

Overall, he has more than 35 years of public works experience in a variety of project  delivery, management, and leadership roles. 

Mr. Morgan holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from San Diego State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineering from the State of California.