Jim Biery

Special Advisor

Jim has 35 years of experience in municipal public works and engineering, mostly in leadership positions. Most recently he served as director of public works and city engineer for 13 years in Buena Park, California, where he managed a $25 million annual operating budget and a $30 million annual capital improvement program, and supervised 75 full-time employees. Major accomplishments included implementing a water rate structure to provide stable income during drought-related conservation; installing a citywide GIS for all departments; and designing a new traffic operations center in City Hall. Jim also served as director of public works and city engineer in the California cities of South Gate and Signal Hill; and as senior engineer in Torrance, California. He is a registered civil and traffic engineer and holds a Grade 5 Water Distribution Operator certificate.

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