Assist Director, Pub Works
Oakland Public Works
Richard is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and has worked for the City of Oakland since 2014. He has over 25 years of logistics, maintenance, and operations experience working in various government organizations including the US Army, State of California, Contra Costa County, and University of California, Davis before joining the City as Manager of Equipment Services Division.
Richard started his career as a mechanic where he achieved over 40 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications and was designated as a World Class Technician by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association. He is a National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Certified Automotive Fleet Manager and American Public Works Association (APWA) Certified Public Fleet Professional. Richard has been recognized for outstanding achievements over the years. Most recently he was selected as BIO Employee of the Year for 2016 and in 2013 he received Public Fleet Manager of the Year awards from both Government Fleet Magazine and the American Public Works Association. He was also inducted into the Department of Energy Clean Cities Hall of Fame in 2012, and the Government Fleet Magazine Public Fleet Hall of Fame in 2014.
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