Keith Cooke has been hired as the Director of the Engineering & Transportation Department for the City of San Leandro.
Cooke has been serving as the interim director of the department since the retirement of former director Uche Udemezue this past December. A local resident, he has been working for the city since 1994 and has played an important role in many major projects and capital improvement programs during his tenure.
“Keith a highly talented and committed San Leandro resident who is respected locally as well as regionally for his professionalism and dedicated public service,” said City Manager Chris Zapata, who made the appointment. “Keith also has a great track record of shepherding major projects to completion in partnership with community stakeholders, including the development and expansion of the Lit San Leandro fiber optic network.”
“I am very excited to be provided the opportunity to continue my public service for San Leandro as the Engineering & Transportation Director,” said Cooke.
Cooke holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from UC Berkeley. He also holds licensure as a Professional Engineer.