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Liz Ellis, P.E., Principal

Liz Ellis, P.E., Principal

Liz Ellis (Liz) founded Green Valley Consulting Engineers in 1997 after spending 15 years in public and private sectors in pursuit of her vision to restore and enhance communities and the lives of their residents. Liz is a multiple award-winning Project Manager who has led hundreds of Capital Improvement Projects – many Federally-Funded – to successful completion during her 20 years in all-local business. Liz personally monitors daily operations, per-forms overall quality assurance and control, leads public outreach efforts (as required), and serves as the 24/7 client contact on each of our construction projects. She is known for her innovative, sustainable, and cost-saving approach when it comes to design alternatives and field solutions. Her projects boast the industry recognition to prove it! Related Project Management Experience.


  • B.S./Civil Engineering, San Francisco State University

Business Awards

  • 2021 CEAC Outstanding Local Streets and Roads: Fulton Road Reconstruction, Phase 1, City of Santa Rosa
  • 2020 Community Philanthropy Award Winner
  • 2017 CEAC Outstanding Bikeways and Trails Project of the Year: Jaguar Way / Windsor Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Project, Town of Windsor
  • 2016 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award: Fort Bragg Coastal Restoration and Trail Project
  • 2015 NBBJ Philanthropy Award
  • 2011 ASCE Sustainable Technology Project of the Year & 2012 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award: Laguna Force Main Replacement, City of Santa Rosa

Project Experience as Project Manager

  •  2019 Fulton Road Reconstruction Phase 1 ($4M pilot pavement project) & 2022 Fulton Road Reconstruction, Phase 2, City of Santa Rosa
  • Windsor River Road / Windsor Road Roundabout Project, Town of Windsor
  • Highway 12 Corridor Improvement Project Phase 11, Stage 2, County of Sonoma
  • Stony Point Widening & Reconstruction Project, Phase 1 & 2, City of Santa Rosa ($32M, five-year “intense” roadway project)
  • Jaguar Way / Windsor road Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements, Town of Windsor

“I want to extend our deep appreciation to Green Valley’s CM Team for their outstanding commitment, work ethic, and the professional manner they continue to demonstrate on the Stony Point Road Widening Project and for the many hard nights that they have spent inspecting the paving operations.  Green Valley has been a great partner with the City on this project, and we thank you!”                                                                                   -Lori Urbanek, Deputy Director – City of Santa Rosa, Stony Point Road Widening