April 12, 2018: Daniel Esenwein has been hired as the San Luis Obispo County, Calif., Public Works Director. Esenwein is currently the Assistant Director of Public Works for Santa Cruz County, where he has been responsible for managing wastewater design and operations, solid waste and recycling, flood control, storm water and construction management divisions. A registered professional civil engineer with the California state government, Esenwein has more than seventeen years of industry experience. He was previously the Deputy Public Works Director for Stanislaus County. He also worked for the U.S. Navy from 1990 to 1994. Esenwein received his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Cal Poly.