Mike Carlson, civil engineer, joins NCE after a 32-year tenure with the Contra Costa County (County) Public Works Department. Mike most recently served as a Deputy Director of Public Works and was responsible for the Flood Control Division, Clean Water Program, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Services, Engineering Services and the Real Estate Division. Prior to that, he was Division Manager for Flood Control, Transportation, Engineering and Construction, including the Materials and Testing Laboratory. Throughout his career, Mike has developed successful relationships with his peers throughout the state, the regulatory community, the environmental community, non-profit organizations, and local citizen groups, to ensure projects meet the needs of all stakeholders. He has also served as an active participant and leader in the stormwater and flood-prevention communities in the Bay Area and statewide. He chaired the County Engineers Association of California Flood Control Committee. As chair, he established goals to develop a reliable funding source for flood protection and stormwater by modifying State legislation to allow stormwater to become a utility similar to drinking water and sewer. Because of his broad experience, Mike is a valuable addition to the NCE Team and can provide broad support to many of our service lines.