Worcester Names New Public Works Director

Director of Public Works Dallas Baker (photo courtesy of Worcester County Government)

The Worcester County Commissioners this week named Dallas Baker as the new director of Public Works. Baker takes over for John Tustin, who retired April 30 following a 36-year career with Worcester County Government (WCG).

“I’m grateful to the Commissioners for this opportunity and look forward to serving the citizens of Worcester County,” said Baker.

Baker Brings 21 years of experience to WCG. Prior to joining WCG, he served as assistant district engineer for project development with the Maryland State Highway Administration and as director of Wicomico County Public Works. Baker, a registered professional engineer in Maryland, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2000.

According to a County press release:

In his role as director, Baker will provide direct oversight and direction of superintendents charged with the daily operation of the Fleet Management, Maintenance, Mosquito Control, Roads, Solid Waste, and Water and Wastewater Divisions and with indirect supervision of all Public Works staff. He will also implement policies and approve bid specifications for equipment and capital projects; head long and short-term capital public works projects; give public presentations about public works issues to the County Commissioners and other councils, advisory boards, citizen groups, and special meetings as required; provide direct fiscal oversight of all Public Works divisions; work with the county engineer for major and complex civil engineering projects and act as a liaison with project consultants.

Visit the Worcester County website for more information.