Public Works

Welcome to the City of Hanford Public Works Department. We are "Focused on our Community 24/7.”  Although you may not hear or read about the Public Works Department very often, our personnel are hard at work - in the trenches maintaining and improving the City's infrastructure. We ensure that your trash is picked up, water is flowing from your tap, sewer lines are clear, wastewater is treated properly, traffic signals are working, streets are drivable, City facilities are clean and useable, City vehicles are maintained properly, and parks and median strips are maintained to an aesthetically pleasing level.  

The public works department is comprised of six separate divisions employing 115 full-time employees. All public works division offices are located at the City's corporation yard at 900 S. 10th Avenue.

  • Administration/Engineering
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Refuse Collection
  • Street Maintenance
  • Utility Division
  • Wastewater Division

The Public Works Director is responsible for the overall administrative direction of the Public Works Department. This includes the quarterly review of all management performance plans to ensure that major goals and objectives of the department are achieved. The Public Works Director is also responsible for the development and implementation of the department’s annual operational budget as well as the City’s capital improvement program.

John Doyel is the Director of Public Works for the City of Hanford and has over 19 years of experience in the field of Engineering and Public Works for the City. John is a lifelong resident of Hanford and started his career with the City as an Associate Civil Engineer in October 2001. John was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of Public Works in May of 2007 and his current position as Director of Utilities and Engineering with the creation of the Utilities and Engineering Department in March of 2017. John is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of California. Before working in the public sector, John worked in land development and municipal engineering for 12 years in Tulare, California.

Public Works Director
John Doyel