Acting Director Mitchell Names Yvonne Moore-Jackson Acting Head of Bureau of Solid Waste

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Today, Acting Director Jason W. Mitchell appointed Yvonne Moore-Jackson as the Acting Head for the Bureau of Solid Waste in the Department of Public Works (DPW). Prior to this appointment, Ms. Moore-Jackson served as the Chief of Operations for the Bureau of Solid Waste.

“While I have not been with the Department long, I have seen Yvonne’s leadership and devotion to the residents of our great city firsthand,” said Acting Director Jason W. Mitchell. “I have full confidence that the Bureau is in capable hands as we move into this new chapter at the Department of Public Works.”

Yvonne Moore-Jackson was born and raised in Baltimore City and is a graduate of the historic Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. After high school, she stayed in Baltimore and matriculated to the Notre Dame of Maryland University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business. Ms. Moore-Jackson began working for the City of Baltimore in 1997 as a Housing Inspector for the Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD). She worked her way up to the position of Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Code Enforcement at DHCD. In 2013, she joined DPW as the Chief of the Customer Support & Services Division of the Bureau of Water & Wastewater and in 2016 she moved to the Bureau of Solid Waste as the Chief of Property Management. Ms. Moore-Jackson held that position until being named Chief of Operations for the Bureau of Solid Waste in 2019.

“I am honored to be given this opportunity to lead the Bureau I have come to love and whose amazing employees share the same passion for public service,” said Yvonne Moore-Jackson, Acting Bureau Head of Solid Waste. “Thank you to Mayor Scott, City Administrator Shorter, and Acting Director Mitchell for the faith you have placed in me to lead this critical division of city services at this pivotal time. I also want to thank former Bureau Head John Chalmers for his years of leadership and mentorship. I believe we have an opportunity to make a real difference in our city through our work and I am committed to doing our part to create a more beautiful Baltimore.”

DPW congratulates former Bureau Head John Chalmers and wishes him an extremely happy and restful retirement after his 33 years of honorable service to the Bureau, the Department, the City of Baltimore, and its residents. DPW will greatly miss Mr. Chalmers but is thankful for his many years of service and his dedication to not only the job but to his fellow DPW employees.

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