Jerry W. Dobrovolny
Chief engineer and general manager of Engineering Services
Jerry is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of this world class city’s public works infrastructure. He manages 1,900 Engineering Services staff and an annual budget of over $500 million.
Engineering Services is also mandated with a variety of planning and regulatory functions, and plays a central role in the day-to-day functioning of the city. As the largest city department, Engineering delivers a complex array of essential public services while implementing an ambitious policy agenda to become the greenest city in the world by 2020.
Jerry received his civil engineering degree from the University of British Columbia, a master's of business administration from Simon Fraser University, and has worked at the City of Vancouver for 28 years. Jerry also served as a city councillor for the City of New Westminster for nine years and played professional football in the CFL for five years.