Jason Mitchell to Lead Baltimore City Department of Public Works

Today, Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott announced the appointment of Jason Mitchell to serve as Director of the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.

“Identifying committed, transformational leadership for the Department of Public Works has been a top priority since taking office. I am thrilled to welcome Jason Mitchell, a veteran public servant who cares deeply about building local governments that function better for our residents, to the City of Baltimore team,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “From reforming the City’s broken water billing system to moving Baltimore towards zero waste, Jason’s strong leadership will be a crucial part of our administration.”

Mitchell joins the Scott Administration from the City of Oakland, CA where he currently serves as Assistant City Administrator. There he has worked to implement the city’s current Zero Waste initiative, among other forward thinking projects such as improving permitting efficiency and initiating a new master plan for sewer and storm infrastructure.

From the press release:

Mitchell is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), American Public Works Association (APWA), and National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). He earned a doctoral degree in Organization Leadership from the School of Education and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of San Francisco, and an undergraduate degree with a concentration in Finance from California State University, East Bay.

“Mayor Scott and I share a commitment to solving problems and building cleaner, greener, and more equitable neighborhoods,” said Jason Mitchell. “I look forward to serving the City of Baltimore as DPW Director and working to develop solutions for the benefit of every resident in partnership with community.”

For more information, view the full press release.