Wayne Tanda

Public Works, Engineering, Transportation

Wayne Tanda provides consulting services to local jurisdictions in the areas of public works, engineering, and transportation. He is skilled in organizational analysis and development, strategic planning, leadership and management. Wayne is experienced in executive coaching, teambuilding, and workload and project management analysis. He has assisted local jurisdictions through organizational assessments, personal coaching, training, and forensic analysis.

As a registered professional civil and traffic engineer in the State of California, Wayne understands the technical aspects of engineering and the operations and maintenance of public works infrastructure. This knowledge is complimented by a wide breadth of experiences in leading and managing city and county departments.

Prior to affiliating with MRG, joining Municipal Resource Group, Wayne served in key positions in local agencies for 40 years. He was the General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, overseeing one of the largest municipal transportation departments in the nation. For five years he was the Director of the Monterey County Resource Management Agency, responsible for public works, planning, building services, redevelopment, housing and general services. For more than a decade Wayne was a department head in the City of San Jose, responsible for the City’s transportation system and the maintenance of public works infrastructure. He also served in senior management positions in Departments of Aviation (San Jose International Airport), Parks and Recreation, Traffic and Public Works. Throughout his public sector career Wayne led initiatives that focused on customer service, instilled innovation, measured results, developed staff, and created accountability.

Wayne has a Certificate for State and Local Senior Executives from Harvard University and is an alumnus of San Jose State University with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering. He also has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. Wayne has been active in professional engineering and public works organizations for 25 years, serving as the chair of various national committees and speaking at numerous conferences, seminars and meetings. He continues to teach a graduate course on leadership and management at San Jose State University, and received the prestigious Award of Distinction from the University’s College of Engineering in 1998.