Greg Emanuel

Greg Emanuel

Director, Environmental Services

Greg Emanuel was appointed Director of the Department of Environmental Services in July 2012. He joined Arlington County in 2006 as director of the former Engineering and Capital projects division. In March 2012, he was promoted to Deputy Director of the department and added Facilities Management to his portfolio.

During his time with the County, Greg led the effort for several major capital construction projects including Fire Station #3 on Lee Highway, Arlington Mill Community Center on Columbia Pike, Fire Station #5 in Aurora Hills, and Shirlington Library/Signature Theater. He also played an important role in partnering with the Department of Management and Finance on the development of three Capital Improvement Plans, each time increasing the scope, focus, and detail to demonstrate the full range and strategy of the County’s ambitious capital programs.

Prior to his experience with the County, Greg served 21 years with the U.S. Air Force, where he held a variety of engineering leadership positions around the world. While there, he managed multi-year capital improvement and redevelopment plans, significant construction projects and new initiatives while balancing political, cultural, regulatory and financial challenges.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s of Civil Engineering in Construction Management from North Carolina State University. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Public Works Association.

Greg is a fitness, cycling and swimming enthusiast and resides in Arlington with his wife and three children.

The Department of Environmental Services, with more than 700 employees, manages the County’s infrastructure and the critical areas of transportation, the environment and capital investment.


Department of Environmental Services
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22201
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