Gary Lee Moore, P.E., Interim Executive Director
Gary Lee Moore, P.E., is the interim executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s number one container port. He was named interim executive director by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on October 3, 2013.
Moore previously served as city engineer of the City of Los Angeles, leading a world-class organization of professional engineers and civil servants dedicated to sustaining and transforming Los Angeles into the world’s most livable city. With 28 years of public service, he is an accomplished executive and professional engineer, who has overseen an annual operating budget of $149 million and 400 active projects totaling $2.9 billion. During his decade-long tenure as city engineer, Moore was responsible for the completion of 1,357 projects and 3,000 emergency sewer repairs totaling more than $5.2 billion.
As the general manager of the Bureau of Engineering, he was responsible for the City’s vast network of public infrastructure, which includes the planning, design, and construction of all public facilities, management of billions of dollars of voter-approved public bond funds, and the delivery of cross-sector local government programs that serve millions of residents and businesses in diverse neighborhoods and industries.
Moore has a proven track record in the delivery of projects that embrace the goals of sustainable development. Under his leadership, many building projects have been successfully certified according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) standards, incorporating advances in green design, construction, and operation technologies that reflect the highest levels of environmental quality and natural resource stewardship. These principles are reflected in all of his projects, including police and fire stations, libraries, water quality facilities, animal shelters, the Los Angeles Zoo, recreation and park facilities, streets and bridges, sewers, storm drains, wastewater treatment plants, and in the regulation of private development affecting the public right-of-way. Two of his notable achievements are the $93 million renovation and expansion of the Griffith Observatory (2006) and design and construction of the $450 million Los Angeles Police Department Administration Building (2009).
Moore has worked closely with city leaders in championing the revitalization of the Los Angeles River, which flows 32 miles through the city and directly connects to the world's largest water body: the Pacific Ocean. In 2005, the Los Angeles City Council directed Moore to develop a master plan for the LA River’s revitalization. After working closely with federal, state, and local government partners and countless nonprofit organizations, community groups, and individuals, involving nearly 20 formal public meetings and more than 40 working groups with community stakeholders, Moore’s team delivered the long-range Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, which was adopted by the City Council in 2007.
For his leadership, Moore has received numerous awards and honors that recognize his dedication to public service and the field of engineering. For five consecutive years (2007-2012) he received the Construction Management Association of America, Southern California Chapter’s “Distinguished Owner Honoree Award” for his consistent work in delivering professional construction management services. In 2010, he received the Green Solution Project of the Year Award for the South Los Angeles Wetland Park, which provides new publicly-accessible natural open space and helps achieve state and federal water pollution reduction goals. In 2008, he received the Community Impact Award for the City of Los Angeles Green Building Program from the Los Angeles Business Council for his work as a green building leader and for the management of new LEED™ projects. He has also received recognition from the local chapters of the American Institute of Architects, Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California, Asian American Architects/Engineers Association, City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission, and Friends of the Los Angeles River.
Moore graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor of science in engineering and completed the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Executive Organizational Leadership Program. He is a registered professional civil and mechanical engineer in California, has authored and co-authored many research papers, and has presented his work at a wide variety of professional conferences.