City of Vista logoThe City of Vista is pleased to announce the promotion of Greg Mayer, P.E., to engineering director, effective November 6, 2023. Following interviews and the unanimous recommendation from stakeholder groups comprising community members, City leadership, and staff, City Manager John Conley selected Mayer for the position.

Mayer has served the City of Vista for the past 15.5 years and has held the title acting engineering director since March 15, 2023. Previously, he held the positions of principal engineer and city engineer at the City of Vista. The position of engineering director has been open since March 2023, when John Conley was promoted to city manager.

Mayer is a licensed professional engineer with 32 years of professional civil engineering experience. Following 10 years in the private sector as a consulting engineer, Mayer began the public service portion of his career with the City of Oceanside in 1998. After 7 years in Oceanside, Mayer joined the City of Vista, where he currently manages the four divisions of the Engineering Department: Traffic, Sewer/Storm Water Utilities, Capital Improvement Program, and Land Development.

His experience at the City of Vista includes leading priority projects, including the Paseo Santa Fe Streetscape projects, skateparks, fire stations, Sherriff’s stations, the Townsite Complete Streets project, and over $220 million of other public infrastructure projects, including streets, drainage, and sewer infrastructure projects.

“Greg Mayer is a proven leader in the field of engineering, and we are delighted to congratulate him on his promotion to engineering director,” said City Manager John Conley. “His extensive experience, dedication to excellence, and commitment to community service make him the ideal candidate for the role of engineering director. I am confident that Greg will be pivotal in advancing our city’s infrastructure projects.”

“I am deeply honored to assume the permanent role of engineering director for the City of Vista, where I can continue to lead our team of incredible, seasoned staff,” said Greg Mayer. “As a veteran of public service, my commitment to Vista is unwavering. I will continue to support City Manager John Conley and our dedicated City staff to deliver excellent infrastructure improvement projects to the community. Working closely with local, regional, state, and federal officials, residents, businesses, and community leaders is crucial to upholding and enhancing the quality of life of our community.”