Shane L. Silsby

Shane L. Silsby (BS ’97, ’00 MS, Civ Egr) is the new director of Public Works in Orange County, Calif., effective Nov. 4, 2013.

Silsby was selected for his strong educational and professional background, said Orange County Chief Operating Officer Mark Denny. Silsby’s selection followed a nationwide recruitment search. “Shane brings with him a broad perspective and strong knowledge of best practices in public works and land use planning,” Denny said. “In 2012, he was recognized by the Engineer News-Record Southwest Region as one of the ‘Top 20 Under 40’ in the engineering and construction industry.”

Silsby had been the deputy director and deputy city engineer of street transportation for Phoenix, Ariz. In his nine years with the city, he also led a multi-disciplinary technical group in the Planning and Development Department. He previously worked for Lansing, Mich., as a division head and transportation engineer in the Transportation and Parking Department.

Silsby holds two Professional Engineering registrations. He received the 2013 Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association on behalf of the City of Phoenix and has served on the Board of the American Public Works Association, Arizona Chapter.