Don Hoppe, PE

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Government Engineer of the Year
Nominated Categories
Government Engineer of the Year
Other Categories
Awards:

N/A

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Additional Information

Candidate Information

Name:
Don Hoppe, PE
ASCE Member?:
Yes
Company:

City of Fullerton
303 West Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832

Supervisor:
Education:

Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Civil Engineering

Experience:

Major Projects:
• Wilshire Avenue 300 Space Parking Structure - $1.8 M  
• Various Citywide Annual Major Storm Drain Projects – Over $25 M
• Gilbert Street Roadway Extension through Chevron Oil Fields $1.2 M (Includes new Arch Bridge for Oil Company Traffic)
• Plummer Auditorium 400 space Parking Structure - $3.7 M
• Highland Avenue BNSF Railroad Grade Separation - $8 M
• City Maintenance Yard Reconstruction/Expansion - $8.5 M
• Police Station Remodel/Expansion - $12 M
• Hillcrest Park Water Reservoir Replacement - $8 M
• City Library Remodel/Expansion Phase 2 - $10 M (LEED Gold)
• 35,000 SF Community Center - $25 M (LEED Gold in progress)
• Compressed Natural Gas Filling Station and NPDES Compliance Enhancement – Basque City Maintenance Yard $2.6 M

Additional Achievements:
Don was an original member of the City of Fullerton’s Economic Development Action Team, which is a pro-active group of technical personnel from the city of Fullerton’s Fire, Building and Engineering departments assembled to meet with potential developers/architects to assist in pre-vetting proposed developments and potential hidden costs and/or design constraints. Don has been an active volunteer in local groups that develop beautification projects throughout the City, including the City’s annual Arbor Day tree planting.  He is an active member of American Public Works Association. Don has served as Chairman of OCTA’s Steering Committee and OCTA’s Technical Advisory Committee and is presently serving as the President of OC City Engineers Association.

Comments:

N/A

Contribution to the Profession:

See above

Civic:

See above

Suggested Award Summary:

Don graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Civil Engineering and became a RCE in 1981. He worked for three private firms until he joined the City of Fullerton in 1981. Don worked his way up the ranks to Assistant City Engineer in 1992, was named Director of Engineering in 2004 and presently serves as Director of Public Works.

He has overseen the design and construction of more than $110 million worth of successful projects throughout the city of Fullerton including the following highlights: 

Major Projects:
• Wilshire Avenue 300 Space Parking Structure - $1.8 M  
• Various Citywide Annual Major Storm Drain Projects – Over $25 M
• Gilbert Street Roadway Extension through Chevron Oil Fields $1.2 M (Includes new Arch Bridge for Oil Company Traffic)
• Plummer Auditorium 400 space Parking Structure - $3.7 M
• Highland Avenue BNSF Railroad Grade Separation - $8 M
• City Maintenance Yard Reconstruction/Expansion - $8.5 M
• Police Station Remodel/Expansion - $12 M
• Hillcrest Park Water Reservoir Replacement - $8 M
• City Library Remodel/Expansion Phase 2 - $10 M (LEED Gold)
• 35,000 SF Community Center - $25 M (LEED Gold in progress)
• Compressed Natural Gas Filling Station and NPDES Compliance Enhancement – Basque City Maintenance Yard $2.6 M

Additional Achievements:
Don was an original member of the City of Fullerton’s Economic Development Action Team, which is a pro-active group of technical personnel from the city of Fullerton’s Fire, Building and Engineering departments assembled to meet with potential developers/architects to assist in pre-vetting proposed developments and potential hidden costs and/or design constraints. Don has been an active volunteer in local groups that develop beautification projects throughout the City, including the City’s annual Arbor Day tree planting.  He is an active member of American Public Works Association. Don has served as Chairman of OCTA’s Steering Committee and OCTA’s Technical Advisory Committee and is presently serving as the President of OC City Engineers Association.

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