County appoints Ahmad Qayoumi as public works director

Qayoumi last month was hired as Public Works deputy director

VANCOUVER — Clark County Manager Shawn Henessee has named Ahmad Qayoumi director of the county’s Public Works department, effective immediately.

Qayoumi last month was hired as Public Works deputy director. He has served as interim Public Works director since Sept. 12, after former Director Heath Henderson accepted a job with Clark Regional Wastewater District.

Qayoumi has more than 29 years of public sector experience. He most recently worked as Regional Rail Division manager for the San Jose, Calif., Department of Transportation. His earlier positions include Pasco Public Works director and Vancouver Transportation Division manager.

Qayoumi earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Portland State University.

“Clark County is fortunate to have a Public Works director with the breadth of experience and knowledge that Ahmad brings to the position,” Henessee said.

Public Works provides many services to the community. The department has more than 300 employees who work in seven divisions: Administration and Finance, Clean Water, Engineering and Construction, Fleet Services, Parks and Lands, Road Maintenance and Safety, and Transportation and Development.

Learn more about Public Works on the county’s website at

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