The City of Oakland Announces the Appointment of a New Public Works Director G. Harold Duffey brings skills and expertise to lead the department
Oakland –– Oakland City Administrator Ed Reiskin today announced the appointment of G. Harold Duffey as the new Oakland Public Works Director effective July 26, 2021.
“After a solid national recruitment process, I am excited to welcome Harold to the Oakland team,” said City Administrator Edward Reiskin. “He brings extensive local government experience and knowledge that will certainly guide his work in running Oakland Public Works as it provides vital services to our communities and other city services.”
Mr. Duffey has over 30 years experience working for cities and counties across California. His extensive tenure includes serving as Chief Executive Officer for the cities of Grand Terrace, Compton and Oroville. Mr. Duffey’s public works experience spans Yolo County, the City of Sacramento, the City of Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.
“I am very excited to join the City of Oakland Executive Team,” said G. Harold Duffey. “The men and women of the Public Works Department provide residents with quality services that support and improve the quality of life in the community. Oakland is a great community, and recent efforts to provide additional financial support to further expand the service demonstrate a commitment to maintaining, expanding and delivering quality services. My duty to the city’s staff is to ensure that staff are trained, given clear instructions, provided the tools necessary to get a job done, and recognized for their good work. ”
Mr. Duffey holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Redlands and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of California San Bernardino.
The city would like to thank David Ferguson, who served as the department’s interim director last year. His dedicated service and constant leadership were essential to lead the department in a challenging time for our city. Thank you also to the women and men in the Department for their continued excellent service to the people of Oakland.
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