PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA...Following a nationwide search and competitive hiring process, the Board of County Supervisors announced Ricardo Canizales as the new Transportation Director for Prince William County.
Canizales has worked for Prince William County's Department of Transportation for 14 years. His most recent role with the department was as Transportation Planning Division Chief, where he was responsible for the management and operation of the Transportation Planning and Programming Division. Before working for the county, Canizales was employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission.
"Prince William County has one of the most successful road building programs in the Commonwealth," said Corey A. Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. "Rick Canizales' experience with planning, programming and funding transportation projects along with his relationships with regional, state and federal partners will be essential as we continue to improve the transportation and commuting options for the residents of Prince William County."
"I am honored that the Board has given me this opportunity," said Canizales. "Prince William County is my home, and I'm excited to continue working on the transportation facilities and multimodal systems needed to serve and support our community."
Canizales received his Bachelor's Degree in Urban Studies and his Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in Transportation Planning and Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University. He resides in Prince William County with his wife and two children.