Resident Advisory Council

Less Waste Better Baltimore: Rethinking Our Waste Management Future

DPW Director Jason W. Mitchell is pleased to launch the Department’s first-ever   Residential Advisory Council. Members of the new Residential Advisory Council (RAC) will provide the Department with community-based input and guidance on key DPW operations.

In addition to providing input and ideas regarding solid waste, water, and wastewater policies and services, the Advisory Council will collaborate with DPW leadership on solutions to long-standing issues involving waste and blight.


The RAC will be comprised of approximately 14 Baltimore City residents, representing each Council District and 6 representatives from DPW and other agencies with a cross section of community-based interests. This will include neighborhood associations, vulnerable populations, businesses, faith-based and educational institutions.

Director Mitchell will chair the RAC and will be supported by Division Chiefs from DPW’s Bureau of Solid Waste and Bureau of Water and Wastewater. Representatives from other City Departments will be invited to serve as Ad Hoc Advisory Members at the request of the RAC.

Join Us!

To join the RAC, you must be:

  • A resident of Baltimore City
  • 16 years of age or older
  • Registered to vote
  • Passionate about community service

Members of the RAC are required to:

  • Attend a monthly meeting (online or in-person when COVD-19 mandates allow)
  • Serve two-year terms
  • Contribute to the development of DPW outreach programs
  • Serve as RAC ambassadors by advocating for proper waste disposal in communities and promoting cleanup efforts.

Current Members

Ad Hoc Members

Meetings Information

Need to be in touch?

Yolanda Winkler
E-mail: Yolanda Winkler
Phone: 410-396-3310


Resident Advisory Council

Resident Advisory Council Application Form

Resident Advisory Council Flyer