Public Works Director · Public Works
In April 2019, the City of Coral Gables appointed Hermes Diaz as Director of Public Works. In this role he leads the management of the City’s infrastructure services. He is responsible for automotive, utilities, facilities, right-of-way permitting, solid waste, greenspace management, transportation and sustainability, and capital improvements. His role is critical to maintaining Coral Gables infrastructure needs and keeping the city green, clean, and environmentally sound.
Diaz joined the City as Deputy Public Works Director and City Engineer in 2018 and was directly responsible for right-of-way permitting and utilities sections, creating and maintaining the engineering standards for construction in the public right-of-way within Coral Gables.
Prior to joining Coral Gables, he was Chief Civil Engineer for the City of Miami Public Works Department where he oversaw city-wide maintenance contracts and design of storm water improvements. He also served as a Civil Engineer for the City of Miami Beach and worked as a Project Manager for Consul-Tech Development Services, Inc. designing domestic water and fire main services.
Diaz earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida International University and has more than 20-years of engineering and management experience in the private and public sectors.
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