DPW Announces Jason W. Mitchell Begins as Acting Director

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Today, the  Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announces that Jason W. Mitchell has officially assumed the Department's Acting Director position. Mayor Brandon M. Scott appointed Mitchell to the role in March. He most recently served as the Assistant City Administrator for the City of Oakland. Mitchell comes to Baltimore with a long history of public service and a reputation for being a transformational leader.

“Identifying committed, transformational leadership for the Department of Public Works has been a top priority since taking office. I am thrilled to welcome Jason Mitchell, a veteran public servant who cares deeply about building local governments that function better for our residents, to the City of Baltimore team,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “From reforming the City’s broken water billing system to moving Baltimore towards zero waste, Jason’s strong leadership will be a crucial part of our administration.”

As Assistant City Administrator, Mitchell managed more than 2,500 City employees. His portfolio included the Departments of Public Works, Transportation, Planning, Building, Library, Parks and Recreation, Human Services, Workforce Employment Services, and Oakland’s 311. Before joining the City Administrator’s Office, he served as Director of Oakland’s Public Works Department.

“Mayor Scott and I share a commitment to solving problems and building cleaner, greener, and more equitable neighborhoods,” said Acting Director Jason W. Mitchell. “I look forward to serving the City of Baltimore as DPW Director and working to develop solutions for the benefit of every resident in partnership with the community.”

Matthew W. Garbark will return to his role as Deputy Director of DPW and directly support the new Acting Director.

 

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