Ziad Mazboudi, P.E., D.WRE, MBA

Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector
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Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector
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ASCE Diplomate in Water Resources Engineering
ASCE Fellow
2013 Association of California Cities-ACC OC Public Employee Champion award
2012 ASCE Region 9 Outstanding Branch Officer award
2011 ASCE Citizen Engineer Award
2010 ASCE Region 9 Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service award
2005 ASCE OC Government Engineer of Merit award
2005 Orange County Engineering Council Outstanding Environmental Engineering Merti award
2000 City of Westminster Public Servant of the Year award

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Ziad Mazboudi, P.E., D.WRE, MBA
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Engineering Services Manager at
City of Laguna Niguel, Public Works Department
30111 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677


Master of Business Administration- Suma Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Registered Civil Engineer- CA
Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control
Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality
Trainer of Record for QSP/QSD


Managed the construction of Crown Valley Park Channel entry improvement project, including bridge, 2 parking lots and a wetland. Project received project of the year award from APWA SoCal Chapter.
As Vice Secretary General of the Economic Cities Authorities in Saudi Arabia, oversaw the planning, engineering and construction of a masterplanned community, including the development of safety code equivalent to CalOSHA.
Developed the City of San Juan Capistrano’s sustainability charter, a solar incentive program, a Green procurement policy.
Managed the City of San Juan Capistrano’s energy conservation program and developed the City’s energy masterplan.
Developed the City of San Juan Capistrano’s NPDES permit Local Implementation Plan.
Developed and implemented the Nation’s first plastic bag recycling program at the City of San Juan Capistano. 
Formed and chaired the South Orange County Equestrian BMP committee and developed a regional equestrian BMP manual.
Implemented the Nation’s first citywide equestrian horseshoe recycling program at the City of San Juan Capistrano
Formed and Chaired the South OC Team Arundo Committee and obtained grant to map South OC for invasives, and developed an Arundo eradication manual, and obtained regional permits.
Managed the City of San Juan Capistrano’s floodplain management program, and completed a special study to revise the FIRM map and reduce the floodplain areas in the City.
Developed a Citywide GIS system for the cities of La Habra, Westminster and San Juan Capistrano including various layers to support Public Works and Engineering operations.
Acted as Floodplain Manager for the cities of Westminster and San Juan Capistrano and implemented Community Rating System improvements to reduce flood insurance cost to the communities.
Developed the City of San Juan Capistrano’s Sewer System Master Plan
Member of the US delegation to Egypt, representing the US Green Building Council, to assist in the formation and establishment of the Egyptian Green Building Council.
In Partnership with US AID and ICMA, developed a training manual for the audit of commercial and industrial facilities in the Kingsdom of Jordan.
Provided training and lectures to Jordanian Environmental ministry staff and local municipalities representatives.
Adjunct Professor at Goldenwest College.  Taught sustainability and Zero Waste for Communities, to encourage and energize young students to be involved in local government sustainability programs.
Co-authored “The Solid Waste Manager’s Guidebook, published by APWA
Speaker at USGBC conference “Greening the Orange” promoting green programs to Orange County cities
Speaker at the ASCE YMF Speaker series on “Green Civil Engineers” promoting a change in Civil Engineer’s design minds toward a more sustainable mind set.
Speaker at APWA international Congress “Zero in on Zero Waste” promoting the adoption of Zero waste policies by cities nationwide.
Speaker at the Zero Waste Conference sharing the City of San Juan Capistrano’s commitments to Zero waste and promoting partnerships between public and private entities.


Beyond his outstanding academic, non-profit, and professional contributions, I have been impressed by Ziad’s dedication to our profession and his drive to encourage younger engineers advance in their careers.
As I attended one of my first client meeting on MS4 Compliance in South Orange County, I remember Ziad welcomed me and incentivized me to participate to the discussion. Throughout the years, he has mentored me but also other engineers on career and personal challenges.

When I attend a conference, be ASCE or CASQA, Ziad always asks the right questions that help other attendees better understand the challenges set forth by a new regulation, program, or directive.
For those reasons, I am honored to recommend Ziad for the Civil Engineer of the Year in the Public Sector.

Contribution to the Profession:

ASCE LA Section Chair of the Membership Committee 2015-17
ASCE LA Section Secretary 2016-2017
County of Orange Stormwater Program General Permittee Committee Chair 2004, 2005, 2009 to 2014
County of Orange Stormwater Program, Public Education Committee Chair 2003, 2004, 2005
County of Orange Stormwater Program Trash and Debris Task Force 2005-2008, Chair 2009 to 2014
Chair of the San Juan Creek Watershed 2005, 2011-2014
Chair and founder of the South Orange County Team Arundo, 2005-2014.
Chair of the San Juan Capistrano’s Committee on Sustainability and the Environment, 2006-2014
ASCE OC Past President 2011-12, President 2010-11, Vice President 2009-10, Treasurer 2008-09, Secretary 2007-08.
ASCE OC Legislative Committee Chair 2006-2007
Member of the ASCE OC Sustainability Committee 2009-10
Member of the ASCE Committee on Critical Infrastructure 2011 to 2014.
ASCE Region 9 Safety Assessment Chair 2009 to 2011.  Member of Cal EMA Disaster Service Worker Committee
Member of APWA National Solid Waste Committee 2006-2011
Member of USGBC OC Advocacy Committee 2006 to 2010


Captain of the City of San Juan Capistrano’s annual creek cleanup event 2002-2014
Volunteer with ASCE OC, CORAZON and the San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club in building homes for poor families in Tecate, Mexico, 2010, 2011, 2012
Raised funds and purchased 200 bicycle helmets for poor children in San Juan Capistrano in coordination with Orange County Sherriff department to promote bicycle safety
Partnered with Great Opportunities to educate and engage disadvantaged community teen agers in San Juan Capistrano on environmental issues, annually from 2002-2014
Keynote speaker at the Ocean Institute annual Children Watershed Conference from 2003-2014
Assisted the City of Calexico following major earthquake to assess damaged buildings and complete FEMA assessment reports.
Assisted in the formation and was a Board member of the San Juan Capistrano Ecology Center.

Suggested Award Summary:

Over the past 25 years, Ziad Mazboudi has brought passion, professionalism, commitment and leadership to local government in Orange County and internationally over the past 25 years.  His visionary approach to connecting groups, sharing resources and building on positive relationships in the society and among his peers has been inspirational.


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