City of Del Mar announces new public works director

The City of Del Mar recently announced the promotion of Eric Minicilli as public works director, which will become effective May 16, 2011. Minicilli has been with the city since 2008 as deputy director of public works. As deputy director, Minicilli assists in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising activities of the Public Works Department.

In addition, he serves as project manager for the capital projects in the City of Del Mar, including the North Torrey Pines Road Bridge Retrofit; 21st Street Sewer Pump Station; and the city’s street and storm drain improvement projects.

Minicilli’s previous work experience includes six years with the City of Coronado as an associate engineer, as well as private sector experience dating back to 1998. He holds two master’s degrees: one in public administration from San Diego State University and the other in Construction Management in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Minicilli is a registered civil engineer in the State of California and a registered general engineering contractor; he is a member of the following professional organizations: American Public Works Association (APWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

“It is very rewarding to be able to promote Eric to public works director. He has demonstrated his competency, strong interpersonal skills, and team ethic in his achievements and can do attitude, and I believe he will serve the city and his department in an outstanding manner as director,” said City Manager Karen Brust.

Minicilli will replace public works director David Scherer, who recently announced plans to retire from the City of Del Mar after 10 years of service. The city will begin an open recruitment for the deputy director of public works position shortly.



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