Martin L. Adams, General Manager and Chief Engineer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), is dedicated to delivering essential utility services to the residents of Los Angeles. As Chair of the San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) Board of Directors, he also is deeply committed to providing quality, compassionate healthcare to the entire community.
Marty has over 38 years of experience at LADWP, starting in 1984 as an entry-level engineer in the Water System and eventually leading that organization as Senior Assistant General Manager. Following a three-year tenure as LADWP’s Chief Operating Officer, he was appointed to his current position in July 2019. He is responsible for an organization of more than 11,000 employees delivering water and power to the 4 million residents of Los Angeles.
Marty received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He holds leadership roles in numerous water and power industry associations, and also served for nine years on the Burbank Water and Power Board of Directors.
A native of the greater Los Angeles area, Marty resides with his wife in Burbank. He has two children and two grandchildren, and looks forward to the birth of another grandchild this year.