New Public Works Director/City Engineer Appointed and Police Chief Bani Kollo promoted within the Sheriff’s Office


The City is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Rohani as its new Public Works
Director/City Engineer. Mr. Rohani is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in both
California and Texas and has served for the last 12 years as the Town Engineer of the Town
of Los Gatos, California. “Kevin is strong, qualified and brings high energy to his work,
and we look forward to the valuable service he will render to Oakley,” stated City Manager
Bryan Montgomery.

In addition to having worked with a private engineering firm in the Bay area, Kevin Rohani
has worked in the municipalities of Los Gatos and Portolla Valley and earlier in his career
also served as a Project Engineer for a municipality in Louisana. Kevin holds a Bachelor of
Science degree from Louisana Tech University.

During his successful tenure in Los Gatos, Kevin directed and managed all engineering and
public works operations. In addition to the municipal government experience, Kevin also
comes to Team Oakley with years of private consulting experience in engineering design
and construction management in the Bay Area. Rohani’s leadership was instrumental in
building a cohesive team of engineers and public works professionals that together
sustained and improved the quality of infrastructure for the Los Gatos community through
the design and construction of a wide range of projects.

“I am thrilled to join Team Oakley and to work with the Council, staff, and the community
to continue to build upon their successes in making Oakley a wonderful place to call home.
My career has been focused in providing public works services and I look forward to
continuing that tradition by providing exemplary service to the Oakley community and be a
part of its future,” stated the City’s new Public Works Director/City Engineer.

“Kevin will begin his service to Oakley later this month and we very much look forward to
his energy and expertise,” added City Manager Montgomery.

As a new member joins the Staff, another departs. Bittersweet news was received regarding
Chief Bani Kollo, who has served as Oakley’s Police Chief for the last 3 ½ years. The City
contracts with the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office for police services and as Oakley’s Police
Chief, Bani Kollo was also at the rank of Lieutenant within the Sheriff’s Office. He has now
been promoted to the rank of Captain and will return to other duties in Martinez.

“Chief Kollo brought a one‐of‐a‐kind intensity to the work and has been a valuable leader in
the aggressive law enforcement that we requested for Oakley ‐‐ he will be missed.” stated
City Manager Montgomery.

Captain Kollo began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1991 after receiving a Bachelor of
Science Degree from CSU, Sacramento. After attending the Police Academy, he was
assigned to the MDF as a Custody and Classification Deputy. He transferred to County
Patrol and worked out of Bay Station. He was also the first El Sobrante Resident Deputy. In
1999, Captain Kollo was selected for Investigations and assigned to Property Crimes before
being promoted to Sergeant in 2001. He then returned to County Patrol. In addition, he was
assigned to the San Ramon PD contract as a Patrol and Investigations Sergeant.

In 2005, Captain Kollo was selected for Internal affairs. He was promoted to Lieutenant in
2006. As a Lieutenant he worked as the WCDF Commander, and the Volunteer Services
Manager. Captain Kollo also spent 7 years with the MAMFF as a Squad Leader, OIC, and
Logistics Lieutenant.

Captain Kollo said, “I have enjoyed the various opportunities I have had to serve within the
Sheriff’s Office and especially my time as Police Chief in Oakley. Oakley is blessed with a
great team of officers and other City officials that are helping to make Oakley an even better
place to live.”

The City and the Sheriff’s Office will be working through potential applicants to serve as
Oakley’s next Police Chief and the selection process should be complete by mid to late
January.

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About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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