Harlan L. Kelly, Jr.
City & County of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco, CA
Harlan Kelly is General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). He previously served as SFPUC’s Assistant General Manager, Infrastructure, and was responsible for implementing over $10 billion in capital programs for water, sewer and power, including the $4.6 billion Water System Improvement Program, the $6.9 billion Sewer System Improvement Program, and the $191 million SFPUC Headquarters and Administration Building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue.
His civil engineering career spanning nearly three decades includes his tenure as the City Engineer of San Francisco. At San Francisco Department of Public Works, he held functional and project management positions, including Acting General Manager, and Deputy Director of Engineering, during which he managed complex capital improvement programs that included the rebuild and seismic retrofit of City Hall, and expansions of convention, hospital, county jail, and public arts facilities. He is a licensed professional engineer, and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He is the recipient of the Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee’s Public Municipal Excellence Award from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association; the Public Works Leader of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association – Northern California Chapter; the Eminent Engineer Award from the National Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi; and the Heroes and Hearts Award from the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for exceptional community service. He is a member of the Construction Managers Association of America, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the American Public Works Association. He is co-founder of the youth internship program Project Pull, which has been in continuous operation since 1995, and he has served on the Board of Directors of the Embarcadero YMCA.