John Presta, P.Eng., MPA
Director of Environmental Services ,
Regional Municipality of Durham – Works Department
John Presta is the Director of Environmental Services for the Regional Municipality of Durham. John has been a practicing professional engineer for over 25 years in the field of municipal and water engineering. He has worked in both consulting and municipal government. John is currently responsible for water supply and sanitary sewerage services for the Region of Durham which includes 25 systems and a service population of over 600,000. The value of the water and sanitary sewerage assets is currently $ 8.1 Billion. He is responsible for a current operating budget of $118 million and capital budget of $ 135 million. As the Director of the Environmental Services Branch, John has been on the senior management team for over 13 years and leads a branch staff of 330. John is a Fellow of Engineers Canada and has served as Chair of the Professional Engineers of Ontario-Lake Ontario Chapter. He is currently the President of the Water Environment Association of Ontario for 2017-2018.