City of Oxnard Announces New Public Works Director

Oxnard, California – City Manager Greg Nyhoff has announced the appointment of Rosemarie Gaglione as the city’s new Public Works director, effective Jan. 16, 2018.

Gaglione has wide experience in the field of public works, most recently having worked as the Public Works director and city engineer for the City of Goleta, where she was responsible for administration, capital projects, engineering and development review, storm water and solid waste initiatives, parks, streets, and fleet and facilities maintenance. She served as both the director and the city engineer concurrently. Gaglione also served as the Capital Improvement program manager and as a senior project manager in Goleta.

“Rosemarie is exceptionally qualified for this position,” said Nyoff. “She has excellent leadership skills and proven success in building partnerships between public, private and multiple agencies. She’s also skilled in conflict resolution and negotiating positive outcomes.”

Gaglione is also an excellent grant writer and strategist, having generated more than $11.6 million in additional funds for Goleta during her tenure there. Gaglione has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, with a concentration in water and wastewater treatment. She also has an associate degree in Mathematics and Physical Science from American River College in Sacramento.

“I love public service. It is both an awesome responsibility and a privilege to serve and impact the lives of so many people in so many positive ways,” Gaglione said. “Each day brings something new—from a funding challenge to design challenges and lots of wins, too. It’s never boring.”

The City of Oxnard is a full-service, general law city incorporated in 1903. It is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura, serving 200,000 culturally-diverse residents. Located along Southern California’s central coast, Oxnard is 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara.

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