David Fleisch has been named The American Public Works Association’s Professional of the Year for the Ventura County Chapter!
For those who don’t know, the APWA’s mission is to support those who operate, improve, and maintain public works and infrastructure through advocacy, education, and member engagement. Their Awards Program recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in public works.
David was nominated by Chris Hooke, Deputy Director, on behalf of Roads & Transportation, Public Works Agency, and the County of Ventura. “David has demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills as he has served both professionally and as a volunteer in numerous leadership positions. He carries a daunting load of responsibilities which few people know about, and which he does not publicize. His contributions, largely unseen by most of us, have greatly impacted this department, County, and the State in pursuit of continued innovation, excellence, and improvement in public safety,” said Chris.
David has been an extraordinary asset to the County of Ventura for over 11 years, first as Director of Roads & Transportation and now as Assistant Agency Director. David oversees three operational departments: Roads & Transportation, Water & Sanitation, and Watershed Protection, while also assisting three operational Department Directors with the advancement of specific projects and programs.
Outside of Public Works, David also holds countless positions in other organizations. Some of his roles include a recently completed 4-year stint as chairman of the Ventura County Civic Alliance, chairman of the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) Transportation Policy committee, and chairman of the statewide California Traffic Control Devices Committee. He is also an active member of APWA, CSAC, and ASCE.