The City of Chino Names New Public Works Director

Staff Reports 

CHINO – After a competitive process, Amer Jakher has been selected to fill the position of Public Works Director. Mr. Jakher will serve as a key member of the City Manager’s Executive Management Team and will be responsible for the City’s capital improvement projects, traffic operations, fleet management and water distribution.

Mr. Jakher comes to the City of Chino following a 24-year career in public works. He most recently served as the Director of Public Works for the City of Beaumont also in San Bernardino County. Mr. Jakher comes with extensive experience in project and utility management, municipal engineering and public works operations.

Mr. Jakher says “I am honored to join the City of Chino and continue to help drive the city’s efforts in maintaining Chino as a vibrant and welcoming community. I look forward to working with staff and advancing the goals of the City Council in serving the community.”

City Manager Matt Ballantyne added, “Amer’s leadership and extensive public works experience impressed each of our interview panelists and Executive Management Team. I look forward to his assistance in delivering infrastructure projects and serving the needs of our community.”

Mr. Jakher is a graduate of California State University, San Bernardino where he earned a Master of Public Administration. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University.

Mr. Jakher replaces former Director of Public Works and Assistant City Manager, Jose Alire who retires October 23 after 15 years of service with the City of Chino.