Cliff Maurer is the City’s Director of Public Works.  He has held this position since August 2021. Prior to joining the City of Santa Barbara, he held the position of Director of Public Services and Engineering for the City of Coronado, California for seven years.

Cliff served as a Naval Officer in the Navy’s Civil engineer Corps for more than 29 years.  During that career he had three operational tours with Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (U.S. Navy Seabees).  Deployments included: Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR in Bosnia-Herzegovina and two combat deployments in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.  He commanded Naval Facilities Engineering Commands, Hawaii and Southwest, which provided: public works, contracting, environmental, real estate, and energy services to the Navy and Marine Corps infrastructure in Hawaii and the southwestern six states, respectively.  He served as Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters Operations Officer, Strategic Business Officer and Energy Officer, supporting a global organization of over 16,000 persons.  

Cliff is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business, Univ. of Pennsylvania. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Certified Energy Manager.