Chief Operating Officer
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Martin L. Adams is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. As COO, Mr. Adams oversees the Water System, the Power System, and Joint System Services.
Mr. Adams brings to the post more than 30 years of experience, leadership, and understanding of LADWP operations. Most recently, Mr. Adams has been Senior Assistant General Manager of the Water System. He has been involved in local and regional water issues for more than 30 years with a career that has touched on most every aspect of Los Angeles’ water system, including planning, design, and operation. Prior to leading the Water System, he headed the LADWP Water Operations Division, which is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the City’s water supply system.
A civil engineer by training, Mr. Adams is a native of Glendale, California, and attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Outside of work, he also serves as Chairman of the Board of the new San Fernando Community Health Center and recently completed nine years on the Water and Power Board for the City of Burbank.