The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have selected John Deatrick, P.E. as the county’s
Public Works and Transportation Director.
Mr. Deatrick comes to St. Mary’s County from the City of Cincinnati where he served as Project Executive for the Cincinnati Streetcar implementation between 2013 and 2016.
From 2008 until 2013, he was Cincinnati’s Project Executive for the Central Riverfront Redevelopment Project.
Closer to home, Mr. Deatrick has worked for Jacobs Engineering in Arlington, Virginia as Capital Region Program Manager for Highways and served as the Deputy Director and Chief Engineer for the District of Columbia’s Department of Transportation. While in the nation’s capital, he worked on a number of high profile, award winning projects, including the implementation of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Transportation Plan, the South Capitol Corridor and public improvements for Nationals Park.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states, a Certified Planner and Certified Sustainability Professional. Mr. Deatrick is also a Navy veteran.
“We welcome Mr. Deatrick to St. Mary’s County,” said Commissioner President Randy Guy. “His vast experience and wealth of knowledge will be a great fit as he leads our Public Works and Transportation department.”
Mr. Deatrick’s appointment is effective August 7.