Jerry Serventi

Jerry ServentiJerry Serventi

February 2017-June 2024
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Professional Experience

Commissioner Serventi brings over 35 years of engineering expertise to the Public Utilities Board. He retired as the director of engineering of the Port of Oakland after 30 years of service. In that role, he was responsible for the staffing, budgeting, and management of the engineering division. The division’s responsibilities included environmental planning and permitting, engineering planning, design, and construction management, maritime facilities maintenance, and the port’s utilities administration operations.

Community Involvement

Commissioner Serventi has served on the boards of the Bay Planning Coalition and the California Marine Affairs and Navigation Congress. He was active in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ ports and harbor committee. In addition, he has volunteered for the Encinal High School sports program, the West Alameda Business Association’s Design Review Committee, and his church.


Commissioner Serventi holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a licensed civil engineer in the state of California.