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Dec 17

Public Works Director Mark Lewis Retires After 34 Years of Service

Posted on December 17, 2019 at 7:47 AM by Lisa Montano

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Mark is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach. He began his career in Fountain Valley as a college intern in 1985. Over his 34-year career with the City, he was promoted six times, ultimately to Director of Public Works where he has served for the past 13 years. Mark will be retiring at the end of this year. He has secured over $60M of local, federal and state grants to fund a capital program that has resulted in the City being known for its high-quality streets, world class sports park and recreational center. The City also provides a fiscally sustainable utility enterprise to provide high quality and reliable water, sewer, and drainage infrastructure.


Mark has chaired the OCTA Technical Advisory Committee and Technical Steering Committee on four separate occasions. He has participated in the drafting of the language for OCTA Measure M2 and met with government and business leaders throughout its development and ultimate passage. He has also been chair of Laguna Beach County Water Commission, president of the OC City Engineers Association and president of OC Traffic Engineering Council.

Mark has been married to his wife, Melanie, for 32 years and has two children, Brandon, 25, and Alexandra, 21. Mark was head coach for Laguna Beach High School Girls Basketball Team from 2012-2016 and turned an 0-18 program into a four-year record of 73-35. The team won the league championship in 2016 and advanced to the playoffs in each of the four years of his coaching career.

Mark, the City of Fountain Valley thanks you for your 34 years of service!