News Beat: Honolulu announces new Deputy Director of Department of Planning and Permitting
Gallagher will begin his new role at DPP on Monday, July 1.
Bryan Gallagher

Bryan Gallagher has been named new Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Permitting for the City and County of Honolulu. Gallagher, who served as Deputy Director of the City’s Department of Design and Construction for nearly two years, begins his new role on July 1.

“We are very excited and thankful to have Bryan on board with his skillset, and City experience during this critical, transformative time,” DPP Director Dawn Takeuchi Apuna said in a press release.

“Bryan Gallagher is an outstanding leader and civil engineer with a proven track record of excellence,” said Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi in the release. “His extensive experience and successful handling of various challenges at the Department of Design and Construction and his prior work at the Board of Water Supply make him an ideal fit for this critical leadership position. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Department of Planning and Permitting and are confident in the positive impact he will make.”

Prior to serving with the DDC, Gallagher had been with the BWS for over two decades in various positions, including leadership roles in the capital projects and field operations divisions.

Gallagher, who graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, is a licensed Professional Engineer.

The city is currently in search of a new deputy director for the DDC.

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