Jessica Arden appointed to California's new Safe Excavation Board

Jan 15, 2018 | Employee News

Screenshop from City of Westlake Village's 2017 video interview with Ms. Arden

On January 9, 2018, Jessica Arden became one of seven members of the inaugural California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board, appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Ms. Arden has been the City Engineer for the City of Westlake Village since 2017 and was Deputy City Engineer from 2016 to 2017, serving in these positions on contract with Willdan Engineering.

The California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board was created by the Legislature in 2016 to coordinate the state’s education and outreach activities encouraging safe excavation practices, develop standards for safe excavation, investigate possible violations of the state’s safe excavation laws, enforce the state’s safe excavation laws on the entities over which it has jurisdiction. The position does not require Senate confirmation and is not compensated.

Congratulations, Jessica!