New Director at Contra Costa County Public Works Announced


Martinez, CA – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors announced Brian Balbas as the new Contra Costa County Public Works Department Director.  Mr. Balbas began his career with the Contra Costa County Public Works Department in July 1989 as an Entry Level Engineer. He has spent nearly 29 years serving the residents of the County in various capacities.

In addition to working in all aspects of the full service Public Works Department, Mr. Balbas had the opportunity to serve one year as the first City Engineer for the City of Oakley when it incorporated in 1999. He promoted within the Contra Costa County Public Works Department to a Deputy Director in 2007, Chief Deputy in 2016 and now the Director.

District IV Supervisor and Chair of the Board Karen Mitchoff proclaimed, “This board gave direction to pick the best individual.  We are confident that we found the best person to lead the department.”

Mr. Balbas states, “It has been a privilege to serve the people of Contra Costa County throughout my career and I look forward to leading the department to greater heights and continue serving Contra Costa County residents.”

About Contra Costa County Public Works Department:

Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) maintains over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels and other drainage and over 200 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County.   CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sand Bag Distribution and Flood Control throughout unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County.  For more information about CCCPWD, please visit us here.


  1. Ok now PLEASE clean the trash up on the sides too! East County looks like a pile of trash. I’m embarrassed and our County Supervisor should too. What a dump being made.

  2. Ok now PLEASE fix the trash on our roads too. East County looks like the slums. Our Supervisor needs to step up and handle this out of control trash problem. Even the road projects in east county have went awry. Check out Camino Diablo between Byron and Vasco. Looks like a truck load of unraveled toilet paper.

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