Traci Minamide

COO, City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation and Environment

Biography

Traci serves as Chief Operating Officer for the City of Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment Department, a department of over 3,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion. She has been with the City for over 30 years serving in many capacities, including water planning, industrial pretreatment, environmental regulations, wastewater treatment, biosolids, and water reclamation.

Traci holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Loyola Marymount University, and certification in Executive Management for State and Local Government from Harvard University. She is also a licensed professional Civil Engineer in the State of California and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. She serves as President for the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) and was a member of the State of California’s Advisory Panel on Direct Potable Reuse.