Marnell Gibson was named Public Works Director in 2017. She previously worked as the City Engineer and Assistant Director of the Public Works Department with the City of San Diego. Her time in Public Works has focused on community engagement, fiduciary responsibility and capital improvement. During her tenure with the City of San Diego, she managed a capital improvement program with a net worth over four billion dollars.
Marnell is a member of the American Public Works Association, Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Society), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society, and is a Leadership Fellow with APWA National Mentorship.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University.