Meet Kaua‘i County’s New Floodplain Administrator, Bryan Wienand

Bryan Wienand is a Professional Civil Engineer with the County of Kaua‘i. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has over 14 years of experience in civil engineering, including 6 years in the private sector with HDR Engineering in Washington and Hawai‘i, and 8 years in the public sector on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. Bryan has a diverse background in project management and design, including water supply, transportation, wastewater, and environmental resources. He served in a key role as the Manager and Chief Engineer for the Department of Water, County of Kaua‘i in 2018 and 2019, and implemented many organizational improvements during his tenure.

Bryan recently moved into a new role as the Regulatory Section Head of the Department of Public Works and is eager to become an expert in floodplain management, in addition to meeting the demands of his other duties enforcing the County’s many codes and ordinances and overseeing all work in the County right-of-way.

Outside of work, Bryan enjoys traveling the world, comedy, running, biking, hiking, learning languages, adventuring, and exploring the great outdoors. He is very active in serving in his church with his wife Tiffany and they have a son, Taika, who has a great smile and recently celebrated his 1st birthday.

Get To Know Bryan Q&A

Q: If you could take a week off from your regular life to immerse yourself in learning something new, what would it be?

A: Another language. As of right now, it would probably be Italian. I love learning languages and even though Italian is not practical, I love the idea of going back to Italy and speaking to locals and getting a deeper understanding of their culture. I’ve had a similar experience with learning Portuguese and visiting Brazil and Portugal, and would love to do that in Italy someday.

Q: Where do you most want to visit in the world?

A: Probably Patagonia in Argentina and Chile, but there are just so many others… the Milford trek in New Zealand, the fjords of Norway, the Himalayas, Iceland, Victoria falls, Kilimanjaro, Madagascar, the Huayhuash trek in Peru, and Zhangjiajie in China, just to name a few!

Q: Do you have any superstitions or beliefs?

A: “I’m not superstitious… but I’m a little stitious…” (Yes I’m a huge fan of Michael Scott and The Office!)

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