Region 9 Governor Official Nominee

Portrait of Ziad Mazboudi - a man wearing a gray suit smiling at the camera

Vision statement

Over my 35 year career, I realized that civil engineers are not just designers who perform calculations day in and day out. As a scuba diver, I was exposed to the environmental impacts of human activities. I spent most of my career in local government and this raised my awareness of ethical behavior and shaped how I view legislation and how decision making takes place and the need for engineers’ voices.

As a Region Governor, my vision includes:

  • Promoting ASCE and increasing its membership.
  • Promoting Green Civil Engineers by raising the awareness of sustainability and minimizing the impact of construction activities on the environment.
  • Promoting a commitment to ethical behavior in the profession and tolerance and respect in behavior.
  • Involvement in the legislative process at all levels and the development of civil engineering leaders.
  • Promoting good communicators with technical and non-technical audience.
  • Promoting the increase in knowledge to civil engineers that supports creativity, collaboration and new technology.
  • Promoting the need for civil engineers as essential workers during disasters as part of the safety assessment program.

Biographical statement


  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • MBA with a focus in Management - Summa Cum Laude

Certification and licenses

  • California R.C.E.

Work experience

  • Transtech, Senior Project Manager/Civil Engineer
  • City of San Clemente, Deputy Public Works Director
  • City of Laguna Niguel, Engineering Services Manager
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Economic Cities Authority, Vice Secretary General
  • City of San Juan Capistrano, Senior Civil Engineer
  • City of Westminster, Associate Civil Engineer
  • City of La Habra, Assistant Civil Engineer

ASCE involvement

Society level

  • Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Local level

  • ASCE Orange County
  • Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President, Past President
  • Chair, Legislative Committee
  • Member, Sustainability Committee
  • Chair, Region 9 Disaster Preparedness Committee
  • Secretary, LA Section

Other volunteer activities

  • USGBC, Advocacy Committee
  • APWA
  • Member, National Solid Waste Committee
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Captain, Creek Cleanup Events
  • Kingdom of Jordan Commercial and Industrial Environmental Audit Program Development


  • ASCE OC: Outstanding Civil Engineer in Public Sector, Government Engineer of Merit, Sustainability Project of the Year Award
  • OCEC Engineering Merit Award
  • ASCE Region 9, Outstanding Branch Officer, Civil Engineer in Community Service


  • Co-authored APWA publication “The Solid Waste Manager’s Reference Guidebook”