Youn Sim

Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainability Office
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Youn Sim is a 20-year veteran at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and is currently the Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainability Office of the Department. As the Department’s Sustainability and Innovation Officer, he leads the Department’s sustainability initiatives through strategic planning, policy development and implementation, and long-range planning of sustainable infrastructure management. He has been invited to give numerous speeches at universities, and national conferences and workshops. He received a Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine, in Civil Engineering. He is the former chair of the Sustainability Committee of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is a member of ASCE Committee on Sustainability and Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. He has been actively serving the Korean American community as the former Southern California chapter president of Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA). Prior to joining the County, he has 10 years of research and consulting experience in water resources protection.