Matthew P. Lyons is Director of Planning & Conservation for the Long Beach Water Department, where he began his career in 1994. He reports to the Department's General Manager.
Mr. Lyons is responsible for the development of the Department's strategic plan and management of its water conservation program.
Mr. Lyons began his career with the City in 1993 as an intern in the City Manager's nationally recognized Management Assistant Program. After spending one year rotating through several City departments, Mr. Lyons was hired by the Long Beach Water Department. He began work with the Department as an Administrative Analyst, moving up the organization through several positions including Manager of Water Resources, Special Assistant to the General Manager, Manager of Planning and his current position of Manager of Planning & Conservation.
Mr. Lyons received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.