Appointed by Governor Brown on April 1, 2015
Appointment Expiration: January 1, 2020
Commissioner Patel of Arcadia, California is the Building Official for the City of Beverly Hills. Previously with the County of Los Angeles, he managed the building and safety operations for the unincorporated county and seventeen incorporated cities. He also oversaw the Consolidated Sewer Maintenance District, which served the unincorporated county and thirty-eight cities.
Raj has been active in public service since 1985. He has served on local, state and national committees and boards, and as president of the California Building Officials.
A California native, Raj attended the University of California Los Angeles where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. He is a licensed mechanical engineer in the State of California.