Jack Canfield

Assistant Director, City of Houston, Houston Public Works


Jack Canfield, Assistant Director of the Houston Public Works, reporting to Mr. Shannon Dunne, joined the leadership team for the Wastewater Operations Branch in March of 2019. Mr. Canfield has 10 years of experience in the private sector as a successful business owner and over 14 years of experience within the public utility industry. He graduated from Barry University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Administration and in 2017 with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Mr. Canfield started with the City of Houston in 2019, in the Wastewater Operations Branch. He formerly worked in South Florida as a Superintendent for the largest Water Management District in the State. Some of his accomplishments include, managing construction projects for the benefit of environmental water sheds, flow equalization basins and storm water treatment areas. Managing pump station capital Improvement projects, major flood gates and engine overhauls.

Furthermore, he filled the role as an Emergency Operations Incident Commander, facilitating major Hurricane events such as Rita, Wilma, Katrina, Mathew and Irma. He is now part of the City of Houston Wastewater Operations Leadership Team, an organization of over 780 employees that is responsible for the collection and treatment of sanitary wastewater totaling approximately 83 billion gallons annually; 39 permitted Water Resource Recovery Facilities; 383 Lift Stations and 6,200 miles of Collection Lines.