The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors today authorized the County Executive to appoint Michael Penrose as Deputy County Executive of the Public Works and Infrastructure Agency, effective May 14, 2017.
“Michael Penrose is an excellent choice for the job,” said Board Chairman Don Nottoli. “His experience and demonstrated leadership skills have prepared him well to serve as Agency Administrator and we wish him every success in this new position.”
“Michael Penrose has proven himself to be a highly qualified leader within the County for many years and has the experience necessary to lead this newly created agency,” said County Executive Nav Gill. “We are fortunate to have someone of Michael’s caliber within our own ranks, and we look forward to his leadership as we enhance services to County residents.”
The creation of the Public Works and Infrastructure Agency was part of an organizational restructuring plan approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 11, 2017. The Agency will house the newly created Office of Development and Code Services, along with the Departments of Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling and Water Resources.
Michael Penrose has worked for the County of Sacramento for over 26 years and has served as the Director of Transportation for more than nine years.
Mr. Penrose started his career with the County as an engineer with the Transportation Division in the Department of Public Works. In 1997, he was promoted to Principal Civil Engineer and served in that position until 2001. He was promoted to Chief of Transportation in 2001 and managed the department’s maintenance and operations division and the engineering and planning divisions.
In April 2006, Mr. Penrose became the Director of County Engineering, where he managed the Development and Surveyor Division, Construction Management and Inspection Division and the Consolidated Billing Division.
In March 2008, Mr. Penrose was named interim Director of Transportation and was appointed as the Director of Transportation in July 2008. During his tenure, he oversaw many large transportation projects in the County’s development.
With his unique skill set of engineering, public works and planning, Mr. Penrose was named as the Interim Community Development Director in March 2016. During the last year he led both the Department of Transportation and the Department of Community Development to ensure continuity of services and to provide leadership during this transition period.
Mr. Penrose holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Sacramento State University.