Franklin Sherkow

Southern California

Franklin Sherkow, P.E., T.E., P.S.E., Env SP, F.ASCE has more than 40 years of experience.  His expertise includes transportation and traffic engineering, urban and transportation/transit planning, maglev and fixed-guideway planning and design, airport development and operations, port planning and design, transportation construction/operations/ maintenance, project management, land development as well as public and private finance development, and experience in service and facility privatization and managed competition. He has extensive experience with public outreach.

Mr. Sherkow has held senior executive positions in state, regional, and local transportation agencies since 1978 and in Southern California from 1990 to 2007. He has extensive experience in highways, streets, and roads, public transit, and airports. He was appointed as Riverside County’s first director of transportation and the first director for the County’s Transportation and Land Management Agency.  He was recognized as one of the Top 50 County Public Works Directors in the nation by Governing magazine.

He is currently serving on the board of directors for the Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District, has also been a member of the civil engineering faculty at Oregon State University, and is involved in senior living development.  He is a registered engineer in seven states, an Envision™ Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and board member of the Greenroads Foundation.  He is a fellow member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and past president of Oregon ASCE Section.  Mr. Sherkow served as chairman and member of the Visiting Committee, University of Wisconsin, Civil & Environmental Engineering department. He also serves on ISI’s ‘Sustain or Explain’ advocacy task force.