Speaker: Leslie Hotaling , Director, Department of Public Works
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Guest Speaker: Leslie Hotaling, Director DPW
Leslie A. Hotaling was named Director of the District Department of Public Works (DPW) by Mayor Anthony A.Williams on February 8, 2001, having served as the Interim Director of DPW since July 2000.
was confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia
on May 1, 2001.
As Interim Director, Ms. Hotaling has worked to integrate the District's Neighborhood Services Initiative - with its cross-agency teams - into DPW's front line operations at the neighborhood level.
provides the basic "clean city" services that residents, visitors, commuters and businesses expect from their local government: trash collection, street and alley cleaning, sanitation education and inspection, parking enforcement and abandoned auto removal.
Ms. Hotaling has 23 years of experience as an analyst, administrator and leader in District government.
Prior to her current position, she served as Deputy Director for Strategic Planning, and, from 1995 to 1999, as Solid Waste Management Administrator.
In earlier roles, she was the Chief of Operations for Solid Waste Management and Chief of Staff in the Public Space Maintenance Administration.
career as a manager in the District government, Ms. Hotaling
has been instrumental in improving DPW's
is using state-of-the-art technology to reengineer street cleaning, trash collection, and sanitation enforcement operations, as well as the District's snow and ice removal program.
is also instituting performance-based management practices to improve service delivery and increase accountability.
Ms. Hotaling serves on the board of the regional chapter of the American Public Works Association and is a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America.
She holds a Bachelors degree in Policy Analysis and a Masters degree in Urban & Policy Sciences from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
completed the District's
Certified Public Manager program at George Washington University
, as well as the intensive Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Governments at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.