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District 11 - San Diego and Imperial Counties

About The District 11 Director

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Cory Binns
District 11 Director
California Department of Transportation

Cory Binns was named Caltrans District 11 Director in July 2018. He served as Acting District 11 Director from October 2017 through March 2018.

A 19-year veteran of the Department, Binns previously served as the District 11 Chief Deputy District Director and District 11 Division Chief for Maintenance. 

Binns joined Caltrans as a Range D Engineer in 1999.  During his Caltrans career he has held positions in the divisions of Design, Environmental Engineering, Construction, Maintenance and Traffic Operations before promoting to the position of District Chief Deputy in 2012. In 2016, Cory served a special assignment in Sacramento as the Interim Deputy Division Chief for the Division of Engineering Services. 

Among his honors, Binns is the 2017 recipient of the Honorable Ray LaHood Award from the San Diego Chapter of the WTS.  The award is designed to recognize a man who is not only a leader in transportation, but also a male who has actively led by example in seeking opportunities to advance women and minorities.  In addition, in 2018 Cory received the Outstanding Engineering Service Award, Dr. Thomas Avolt Kanneman, from the San Diego County Engineering Council for outstanding professional and/or public service for the advancement of the engineering profession in Southern California.

A 1991 graduate of UC Irvine, Binns holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.  After graduating, he worked for eight years in both the public and private sector and proudly served as an officer in the United States Navy Reserves Civil Engineer Corps.

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