Martin L. Adams

General Manager
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Martin L. Adams is the General Manager and Chief Engineer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).Mr. Adams brings to the post nearly 37 years of experience, leadership, and understanding of LADWP operations. Mr. Adams was previously the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the LADWP. Prior to that, he served as Senior Assistant General Manager – 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.