Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.
Barbara is a third generation Civil Engineer and has lived in Canada, Ireland, the United States
and Brazil. She attended San Jose State University where she earned her Bachelor’s and
Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering. Barbara is a licensed Civil Engineer.
Barbara has a strong professional background in Civil Engineering which includes many years
of experience in successfully delivering capital projects and resolving construction disputes. She
was the second woman engineer to be hired by the City of San Jose’s Public Works Department
where she worked for 19 years and rose to the level of Division Manager. Her Division was the
largest in the Department and she directly supervised over 100 employees.
Subsequently Barbara became the City Engineer/Assistant Director of Public Works for the
City of Sunnyvale. Barbara represented Sunnyvale on the Cities/County/Water District
collaborative that dealt with land use authority adjacent to streams. The last two years of her
career were spent at the Water District.
In addition to serving on the Water District Board, Barbara also serves on the Boards of
the North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association and the San Jose Arena Authority.