Deputy City Manager of Public Works and Transportation
Ted Marquez, with 38 years of experience in public works, is the Deputy City Manager of Public Works and Transportation.
Marquez, a longtime licensed professional engineer, was appointed deputy city manager in December 2017. He had filled the role of interim Deputy City Manager of Public Works and Transportation for about five months before his permanent appointment.
In his role as deputy city manager, Marquez provides leadership to the departments of Capital Improvement, Streets and Maintenance, Environmental Services, Parks and Recreation, and Mass Transit - Sun Metro, and as the liaison to the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority and utilities.
Marquez has extensive and diverse experience in government, transportation engineering and management. He has devoted his career to improving quality of life in El Paso and his contributions to the community and public service have earned him the recognition of his public works peers at the local, state and national level. In 2015, he was named Transportation Manager of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA), and in 2014 he was named Transportation Manager of the Year for the State of Texas by the APWA’s Texas Chapter.
He joined the City in 1980 as a traffic engineer and worked his way up to various management positions. In 2013, he was appointed Director of Transportation, after serving as interim director of the department for nearly a year while also overseeing the International Bridges Department. In May 2017, he was appointed Managing Director of the Streets and Maintenance Department and the Parks and Recreation Department.
Marquez is a long-time resident of El Paso and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso.