SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA, August 12, 2021 – South Lake Tahoe City Manager, Joe Irvin, has appointed Anush Nejad as the Director of Public Works, effective September 7. Nejad is a seasoned public works manager with more than 30 years of professional experience. Most recently, he served as the Community Development Director with Mountain House, a Master Planned Community in San Joaquin County, CA. In this capacity, he oversaw the planning, design, and construction of all improvements and associated public facilities, including roadways, subdivisions, parks, community facilities, traffic signals, streetlights, communication systems, and utility infrastructure projects.
Before Mountain House, Nejad worked for consulting firms for over 27 years, including as a Principal and Senior Vice President at Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. He has worked on many public works projects in California and across the US, including highway and interchange projects, utility projects, corridor and master plan studies, bridge engineering, transit improvement studies, design and construction, Intelligent Transportation System planning and design, Airport planning and design, statewide program management and risk management services, and construction management services for projects up to $2 billion. He has also worked on international projects as a consultant.
Nejad holds a Master of Civil Engineering (MS) from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from California State University. He is a registered Civil and Traffic Engineer in California, and a licensed professional Engineer in 10 other states. Recently, he completed his Public Leadership Credential (PLC) from Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. Nejad enjoys the outdoors, biking, and hiking. He also enjoys traveling and has visited all seven continents and more than 50 countries.
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