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District 12 Director

Caltrans District 12 Acting Director

Ryan Chamberlain

Caltrans Director - District 12

“Having been born and raised in Orange County, I have seen the County grow and mature into the economic hub that it is today. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come home and work with our many public and private sector partners and stakeholders in continuing to improve mobility and safety for all travel modes throughout California".

Ryan joined Caltrans over 12 years ago and has held positions in Local Assistance, Environmental Planning and Transportation Planning. He has extensive experience in the transportation sector in Caltrans headquarters and Districts 7 and 12. As Deputy District Director of Planning and Local Assistance in District 12, Ryan worked cooperatively with regional and local agencies in developing partnerships, policy, transportation plans, and provided guidance on a wide range of planning concepts and current practices. Most recently, Ryan served as the Caltrans Division Chief of Transportation Planning in Sacramento where he managed a program of approximately 650 positions statewide predominantly under Project Studies, Systems and Goods Movement, State, Regional, and Local Planning. Prior to joining Caltrans, Ryan worked on environmental compliance and geospatial mapping at PBQ &D in Orange. Ryan graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Environmental Studies and considers himself a lifelong learner who embraces innovation in both his professional and personal life. Ryan will be relocating back to Orange County with his wife Jodi, son Lucas, and daughter Alexa.