June 24, 2006
Congratulation to our own Iranian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC, San Francisco Bay Area) Board Memeber Commissioner Mehran Matt Kamkar as the new member of San Jose Planning Commission. -- Javad Mirsaidi
Community Background - Matt Kamkar is an active member of the Bay Area Iranian Community as well as the larger community. He currently serves on the Board of Bay Area Iranian American Chamber of Commerce. He is the Chairman of the Small Business Development Commission with the City of San Jose. He is one of the organizers of the Norouz Festivals in Santa Clara County. He coached Youth Soccer for 7 years, Robotics for 3 years and judged High School Science Fairs for 3 years.
Professional Background - Matt Kamkar is a Professional Civil Engineer and principal of CCC Engineers, a small Consulting Engineering and land Development firm in San Jose. He has over 20 years of experience in most facets of Civil Engineering both in Public Works and Private Projects. He has worked on State projects in Northern as well as Southern California, including its the first Toll Road in Orange County. He has testified as an Expert Witness in Construction Claims. His expertise is in Drainage Design of large facilities and Flood Control.
Educational Background - Matt Kamkar and his family immigrated to San Jose, CA in 1976 from Iran. He attended high school at Bellarmine College Preparatory, received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University. He also attended and graduated from Stanford University with a Master of Science (MS) degree in Engineering and Management in June 1985. He scored in the top 1% in the nation in the quantitative section of the National GRE in 1984.
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