The County of Orange has appointed James “Jim” Treadaway as the new Director of Orange County Public Works (OCPW) effective Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
Orange County Public Works supports and enriches the community through efficient delivery and maintenance of public works infrastructure, planning, and development services.
Mr. Treadaway started his career with the County of Orange in 2016 as the Deputy Director of OC Facilities – Design and Construction within OCPW. His responsibilities included oversight of a $500 million dollar capital projects portfolio amongst other duties.
Before joining the County of Orange, Mr. Treadaway was employed with the City of Los Angeles for over thirty years in the Public Works Bureau of Engineering, serving as the Lead Bridge Engineer and Lead Construction Manager. Previously, he served as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy with the Construction Battalion/Seabees.
“I look forward to working with Jim as we continue to move the County forward by completing critical infrastructure and maintenance projects,” said Frank Kim, County Executive Officer.
Along with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles, he earned his Master of Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. Mr. Treadaway is also a Registered Civil Engineer (PE) and a Registered Structural Engineer (SE) in the State of California.