Calvert County Names New Director of Public Works

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Rai Sharma, Courtesy of Calvert County
Rai Sharma, Courtesy of Calvert County

Calvert County recently announced the promotion of P. Rai Sharma to director of the Department of Public Works.  Joining Calvert County government in 2010, Sharma was hired as a project engineer and soon promoted to deputy director of public works.  Sharma replaces former Public Works Director Terry Carlson, who retired on January 24, 2014.

From the Calvert County government announcement, Sharma

…started his county government career in Wicomico County, where he served as chief engineer for public works and as director.

Since joining Calvert County government, Sharma has focused his attention on public road safety, sidewalk policies and neighborhood traffic management.
Sharma has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a member and past president of the County Engineers Association and the Solid Waste Association of America.

“We know Rai will do his best to continue making Calvert County’s infrastructure safer and more pedestrian-friendly,” said County Administrator Terry Shannon. “Since he has been here he has updated the County Road Ordinance, facilitated a methane gas remediation project and been a part of a number of engineering policy updates and improvements.”

Sharma was formally introduced as a department director during the Jan. 28 meeting of the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners.