Gary Lee Moore is the City Engineer of the City of Los Angeles, leading a world- class organization of professional engineers, architects, surveyors and technical support in the second largest city in the United States.
Since being named City Engineer in 2003, Mr. Moore has overseen the completion of 1,687 projects totaling more than $5.6 billion. As the general manager of the Bureau of Engineering, he is responsible for the City's planning, design, and construction of all public facilities, the City’s mapping and GIS divisions and the delivery of cross-sector local government programs that serve millions of residents and businesses in diverse neighborhoods and industries.
With more than 30 years of public service, Mr. Moore is an accomplished executive and professional engineer, who oversees 850 employees and is responsible for an annual operating budget of $157 million. Mr. Moore leads a highly trained and talented team delivering comprehensive, innovative engineering services by using best-in-class management practices and fostering multi-agency collaborations that are transparent and accountable.
During his tenure, Mr. Moore has overseen the completion of some of the largest and most significant projects in the City. Notable achievements include leading the City’s current $1.3 billion Sidewalk Repair Program. He led the $38 million Echo Park Rehabilitation Project in 2013 and the $42 million LA Zoo Pachyderm Forest Exhibit in 2011. He oversaw the construction of the $298 million Police Administration Building in 2009, as well as the $18 million LEED Platinum Silver Lake Branch Library Phase 1. In 2008, he oversaw the $100 million Emergency Operations Center Fire Dispatch Center and in 2007, the $25 million West LA Animal Services Center Replacement Project. In 2006, he oversaw the $200 million Northeast Interceptor Sewer Phase 1 Project and the $59 million renovation for the Griffith Park Observatory.
Mr. Moore is also a leader in sustainable development projects. He has delivered 52 projects that received US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation, incorporating advances in green design, construction and operation technologies that reflect the highest levels of environmental quality and natural resource stewardship. For example, in 2014, the Bureau of Engineering’s South Los Angeles Wetlands Project received the Envision Platinum Award from the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure, the highest level attainable. It was the first project in Southern California to receive an ISI Envision.
For a decade Mr. Moore has worked closely with city leaders in championing the revitalization of the Los Angeles River, which flows 32 miles through the nation's second largest urban region. In 2014, as the City’s lead department working on the revitalization, Mr. Moore led the effort to receive the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ recommendation for a $1 billion plan to restore an extensive network of parks, trails, wildlife habitat, recreation, and community revitalization amenities along the River.
Under Mr. Moore’s leadership, the Bureau of Engineering has received 263 of awards in the past 12 years from local, state and national organizations. Personally, Mr. Moore has received numerous awards and honors that recognize his dedication to public service and the field of engineering. For five consecutive years (2007-2012) he received the Construction Management Association of America, Southern California Chapter's "Distinguished Owner Honoree Award" for his consistent work in delivering professional construction management services. In 2010, he received the Green Solution Project of the Year Award for the South Los Angeles Wetland Park, which provides new publicly-accessible natural open space and helps achieve state and federal water pollution reduction goals. In 2008, he received the Community Impact Award for the City of Los Angeles Green Building Program from the Los Angeles Business Council for his work as a green building leader and for the management of new LEED projects. He has also won recognition from the local chapters of the American Institute of Architects, Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California, Asian American Architects/Engineers Association, City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission, and he received the Friends of the Los Angeles River's Merrill Butler Award for his Los Angeles River restoration efforts.
Mr. Moore graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and completed the UCLA Anderson School of Management's Executive Organizational Leadership Program. He is a registered Professional Civil and Mechanical Engineer in California, serves on several civic and professional boards, has authored and co-authored many research papers and has presented his work at a wide variety of professional conferences.