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San Juan Capistrano City Manager Ben Siegel announced March 14 the appointment of Steve May as the city’s new director of public works and utilities, effective April 4. May comes to San Juan from the city of Laguna Beach, where he has served as the director of public works/city engineer for the last 15 years.

May is a licensed civil engineer, traffic engineer and land surveyor with more than 35 years of experience in civil engineering design, construction and public works operations in Orange County, according to a city press release.

“After 10 years working with private consulting firms on a variety of land development and public works projects, [May] transitioned to the public sector where he has worked for the cities of Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach,” the release stated.

May is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s of public administration. May resides in Huntington Beach with his wife, Ruby.

“Steve is a former colleague of mine and is regarded as one of the most experienced and talented public works directors in the county,” Siegel said. “He brings a broad technical skillset to San Juan Capistrano, and I am thrilled to welcome him to the city’s executive management team.”

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