John Kelly has been appointed deputy director in charge of capital infrastructure projects and facilities maintenance at the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.

A former civil engineer at the county Department of Public Works, Kelly will oversee the Beaches and Harbors department’s many capital improvement projects on beaches, as well as infrastructure development efforts in the harbor and other parts of Marina del Rey, said Beaches and Harbors Director Santos Kreimann. Kelly will also manage premises and facilities maintenance, as well as traffic and harbor engineering efforts.

“With more than 30 years of experience at all levels of the Public Works Department, John brings the wealth of experience and expertise necessary to manage capital projects worth more than $70 million on beaches and in the Marina, as well as to maintain our existing facilities,” Kreimann said. “John will play a critical role in the department’s efforts to redevelop the Marina for the next generation and in maintaining our commitment to provide top-notch amenities at our beaches, from Nicholas Canyon to White Point.”

Beaches and Harbors frequently partners with the county Public Works, the largest public works agency in the U.S., on a variety of projects, several of which Kelly has helped manage during his 17-year tenure as a Public Works senior manager.

Most recently, Kelly worked with Beaches and Harbors in connection with the Paseo del Mar landslide in San Pedro, oversaw DPW’s work on capital improvement efforts at Venice and Will Rogers beaches and supervised the project management team responsible for the waterline, roadway and Oxford Basin infrastructure improvements currently planned or underway in Marina del Rey.

“Visitors to our beaches, Marina del Rey and L.A. County residents in general seek a variety of recreational and other facilities along our coast and will benefit from John’s diverse experience as an engineer and manager in the nation’s most multi-faceted public works agency,” Kreimann said. “We’re happy to have him on board.”