Palm Springs, CA

David McAbee, the Public Works Services Manager for the City of Chino, has been named the new Director of Public Works for the City of Palm Springs, Interim City Manager Teresa Gallavan announced today.

McAbee has been with the City of Chino for the past 21 years, overseeing 57 employees and 24 public works programs totaling $34 million. Projects he has overseen include citywide street maintenance and the slurry seal program, sewer and storm drain repairs, graffiti abatement, park, landscape and urban forestry/tree maintenance and landscape and streetlight maintenance assessment districts. He also managed Chino’s Fleet Division.

McAbee began his career with the City of Chino as an equipment mechanic in October of 2000, working his way up to Equipment Mechanic Supervisor. He was promoted to his current position as Public Works Services Manager in 2017.

Prior to his position with the City of Chino, McAbee served as a Mechanic Shop Supervisor for Omega Express Delivery in Ontario.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from California Coast University. From 1994-1998, McAbee served four years of active-duty service in the United States Army, holding the positions of company armorer, squad leader and interim platoon sergeant.

“David McAbee’s two decades of service leading public works projects in Chino will serve the City of Palm Springs extremely well,” said Interim City Manager Teresa Gallavan. “We are excited to welcome him to the executive management team at City Hall.”

McAbee begins his new position on Monday, Nov.7.

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