City of Calabasas logoThe City of Calabasas has named Curtis Castle as its new public works director, effective November 27, 2023.

Castle brings a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to environmental stewardship to his new role, having most recently served as a principal civil engineer in the Public Works Department for the City of Santa Monica for the past 12 years. In that capacity, Curtis managed the Design Section, Land Development Section and served as the City’s watershed manager. Additionally, he led the project delivery teams for a wide variety of capital improvement initiatives ranging from routine paving work to large-scale design-build projects. Prior to the City of Santa Monica, Castle was with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works where he worked on a number of projects including road design, environmental planning and stormwater management.

With over 20 years of experience in the public sector and as a licensed civil engineer in the state of California, Castle brings a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of public works and engineering to the City of Calabasas.

“We are fortunate to have Curtis join the team as the next public works director,” said City Manager Kindon Meik. “His experience and leadership will greatly benefit the City and I am confident that Curtis will integrate well with the Calabasas community.”

Castle succeeds Robert Yalda who retired earlier this year after serving for 29 years in the position.

In his free time, Castle enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking and surfing. He and his wife, Laura, are the proud parents of two young children.