Dr. Jan Green-Rebstock is Engineering’s outstanding employee.

Dr. Jan is Top Engineer

Story and photos courtesy Bureau of Engineering

Dr. Jan Green-Rebstock and City Engineer Ted Allen at the award ceremony.

Dr. Jan Green-Rebstock, Environmental Affairs Officer, Environmental Management Group in Public Works’ Bureau of Engineering, 21 years of City service, is the 2024 Bureau of Engineering’s Rory M. Shaw Outstanding Employee. She was given the award at a Board of Public Works meeting April 12 by City Engineer Ted Allen.

The award is given in memory of Bureau of Engineering employee Rory M. Shaw, who went above and beyond the call of duty every day. He lost his life in the storms of 2005 in the performance of his duties. This award recognizes a Bureau of Engineering employee who, like Rory, has demonstrated exceptional dedication to duty and high commitment to excellence, and has made significant contributions in furthering the Bureau’s mission and goals.

Previous awardees were recognized at the event, including Marina Quiñónez, Ohaji Abdallah, Arsen Voskerchyan, Maria Martin and Essam Amarragy.

Dr. Green-Rebstock leads environmental reviews for multiple City projects, including the LA River, Taylor Yard G2, Silver Lake Reservoir’s master plan, and others.

“Jan works closely with the Environmental Management Group and the Clean Water Division to manage environmental review and permitting for LA River projects, many Safe Clean Water Measure W projects and some Municipal Facilities projects,” explained City Engineer Ted Allen at the ceremony. “Some of these projects include the LA River Ecosystem Restoration Project EIR and EIS, Sixth Street Viaduct Park EIR, Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan EIR, LA Zoo Vision Plan EIR, the Citywide Cat Program EIR, Paseo del Rio at Taylor Yard EIR, the upcoming Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan, and many, many other projects.”

Prior to joining the Bureau of Engineering, she worked at the Harbor as the Port Sustainability liaison and managing the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act review process for waterfront development and goods movement facilities. One of her most notable projects was the $1.5 billion LA Waterfront construction program.

Attending the award ceremony were (from left) Public Works Commissioners Mike Davis and Susana Reyes, City Engineer Ted Allen, PW Board President Aura Garcia, Matthew Rebstock, Jan Green-Rebstock, PW Board Vice President Teresa Villegas, and PW Commissioner Vahid Khorsand.

“Thank you everybody for all the kind words,” Dr. Green-Rebstock said. “I’m very honored to be here. My understanding is that Rory Shaw’s legacy was about honesty, integrity, having a strong work ethic, and being a problem solver. I want to highlight the work being done by the BOE’s Environmental Management Group led by Maria Martin, a previous award recipient, and the critical role we play in delivering the City’s infrastructure projects. The environmental review and permitting process provides stakeholders and regulatory agencies opportunities to share their concerns about proposed projects. Our role is to analyze the potential impacts to environmental resources, make recommendations on how to avoid or reduce these effects, share the results in a transparent way, and facilitate the environmental review in a way that informs good decision-making regarding project design and approvals.

 “I’m very proud to be part of this team of problem solvers, which is a wonderful resource to the City, to this Board, and to all of the project managers at BOE.”

A Texas native, she earned her undergraduate degree in environmental studies, with minors in philosophy and political science, from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and her doctorate in policy planning and development from USC.

Congratulations to Dr. Jan Green-Rebstock on her prestigious award, and thanks for all she has done for the City of Los Angeles