Adel Hagekhalil is a registered civil engineer with the State of California and a national Board-Certified Environmental Engineer. Adel was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in August 2018 as the Executive Director and General Manager with the City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA). Adel is responsible for managing, maintaining and upgrading the City’s street network including streets, sidewalks, trees and bikeways with focus on safety, mobility and sustainability. Adel is leading StreetsLA in enhancing LA’s urban forest and tree canopy while providing innovative technologies to cool our neighborhoods. Under his direction, StreetsLA is integrating green infrastructure and multi-benefit elements into the City’s street renewal efforts.
Recently, Adel was the Assistant Director for the City’s Bureau of Sanitation where he was responsible for the Bureau’s wastewater collection system management, storm water and watershed protection program, water quality compliance, and facilities and advance planning. Under his direction, the City has prepared an award winning 2040 One Water LA Plan “One Water,” which relies on public input and participation, and integrates water supply, water reuse, water conservation and storm water management with wastewater facilities planning through a regional watershed approach. Under his leadership, a long-term funding County measure (Measure “W”) was passed building on the success of Proposition “O” water quality bond measure. Leading the way, Adel developed various programs leading to 90% reduction in sewer overflows while renewing LA’s sewer system. Adel served for 9 years as Board member and most recently President with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). Adel is currently serving on NACWA’s co-Chair for the Arid States Water Reuse Group and member of the National Water Sector Coordinating Council. Adel is active with the American Public Works Association (APWA) as part of the Big Cities Big Counties Group.