Director, Department of Transportation
Steve Sharky has been appointed as Director by Mayor Benard C. "Jack" Young. Mr. Sharkey has spent his entire professional career serving the citizens of Baltimore. Today, he is looking forward to applying all of the knowledge and experience he has gained from the many city agencies that he has worked for as head of this agency. As Acting Director, his top priority is to focus BCDOT's efforts on initiatives that better serve all users of the transportation system to improve walking, biking, transit and driving in Baltimore.
Steve Sharkey previously served as the Director of the Department of General Services. For more than a decade, he has worked to improve city government. Mr. Sharkey began his career as an intern and rose to become the Director of the Department of General Services. During his tenure, Mr. Sharkey has served in a myriad of administrative capacities. Through careful administrative oversight, financial responsibility, and innovative executive management, Mr. Sharkey has made quantifiable improvements to the functionality of local government.
Throughout his time working for the City of Baltimore, Mr. Sharkey’s efforts to improve government efficiency has garnered awards and attention locally and nationally. His accomplishments in graffiti removal were chronicled in The PerformanceStat Potential by Harvard Professor Bob Behn. He was named one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s top 40 leaders under 40-years-old and to the Maryland Daily Record’s VIP List. Mr. Sharkey was also a winner of the 2016 NextGen Public Service Award. As a result of his leadership, the Department of General Services has received awards from the Downtown Partnership and the Baltimore National Heritage Area.