Portrait of Kevin Doble, Regional Manager

Kevin Doble

Director of Business Development

Mr. Kevin Doble is the Director of Business Development for LACO Associates, and Ukiah Regional Manager. Additionally, he is a Senior Project Manager, Government Relations, and Storm Water Specialist. Mr. Doble joined our team in 2018 with LACO’s acquisition of DobleThomas and Associates and provides a broad range of experience from both the public and private sectors and provides high level project management for key projects and clients. Mr. Doble’s integrated approach to communities is supported by special knowledge of jurisdictional ordinances, the ability to navigate and solve complex projects, and key relationships with public agencies.

Mr. Doble’s time in the public sector includes six years of experience working for the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) in the Grading and Storm Water Section, where he reviewed thousands of development projects – providing him with specific knowledge of the County requirements as they relate to land development. While at PRMD, he was the Lead in developing the standards for the County Grading and Drainage Ordinance as well as one of the original technical team members for developing the City of Santa Rosa Low Impact Development Requirements. After his time with Sonoma County, Mr. Doble joined DobleThomas & Associates in 2006, where he served as a Senior Designer, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, and Principal of the Ukiah office. Mr. Doble has managed nearly all of the DobleThomas engineering and planning projects since 2007 and handled all of the firm’s government relations work, allowing him to cultivate key relationships with nearly every public agency in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties, which has led to successfully completing some of the most controversial and complex projects for our clients.

Additionally, Mr. Doble participates in many civic activities in the Ukiah area and throughout the North Bay region. He is formerly the Mayor for the City of Ukiah, a Board Member on the Russian River Watershed Association, a Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) Commissioner, Board Member for the Mendocino Economic Development Corporation, Commissioner for the Mendocino Inland Water and Power Commission, and Ex-officio Member of the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce.

Team Member Spotlight

Years in the Profession?
Before working at LACO, what was the most unusual or interesting job you had?
“I worked in the Grocery Business, never a dull moment!”
What has been your favorite type of project to work on?
“My favorite types of projects are large multi-disciplinary projects that require public outreach, organizing a path top approval strategy and generally high community involvement.”
Favorite travel spot?
“The Mountains (National Forest, Sierras).”
What were you like as a 10-year-old?
You are happiest when?
“When I’m with my kids skiing.”
• What was the last book you read?
“Getting to YES.”
What is your favorite holiday & why?
“Memorial Day, it is just the right time of year and kicks off summer for me.”
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