Baltimore City Mayor-elect Brandon Scott today named Christopher J. Shorter Baltimore’s first city administrator and Michael Huber as his chief of staff.
According to a statement from Mayor-elect Scott:
Christopher J. Shorter currently serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Austin, and oversees a portfolio of departments that support Health, Environment, Culture, and Lifelong Learning. Shorter has played a pivotal role in the City’s COVID-19 response and issues around homelessness and support for vulnerable populations.
Michael Huber currently serves as the Chief of Staff in the Office of the City Council President. He previously served as Director of Legislative Affairs and Director of Business and Economic Development in the Council President’s Office.
As previously reported on Conduit Street, Scott — who is set to be sworn in as Mayor on Tuesday — last year, as a member of the City Council, introduced a charter amendment that requires mayors to appoint a city administrator to oversee municipal services, supervise agencies, help prepare the budget, and advise the mayor on policy issues. Voters in November approved the charter amendment.
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