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Baltimore's DPW Director announces retirement

Posted at 3:59 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 15:59:00-04

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — The Director for the Baltimore City Department of Public Works is retiring.

Rudy Chow has spent nine years with the Department, and was named director in 2014.

During his time with the department, Chow put together plans for less costly and more sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure, including committing to replacing at minimum 15 miles of water mains each year.

Under Chow, the Bureau of Solid Waste was reconfigured into a system of quadrants, enhancing responsiveness and accountability to the City’s neighborhoods.

At the direction of Chow, DPW now trains young Baltimore residents for careers in the water industry through the YH2O program, and prepares minority, women, and disadvantaged entrepreneurs to do business with the City through its Small Business Development Program.

Chow's last day will be January 31, 2020.