Rudolph S. Chow
Director of Public Works
Baltimore City Department of Public Works
Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., was appointed the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) by the Mayor in February 1, 2014.
Mr. Chow brings more than 30 years of executive and managerial experience from both the water industry and public works. He most recently served as Deputy Director of Baltimore City’s DPW and was its Bureau Head for Water and Wastewater for three years prior to becoming the Deputy.
The Department serves over 1.8 million residents of the City and the five surrounding counties with a combined Operating and Capital budget of approximately $1B annually. Mr. Chow’s swift rise to DPW director is a direct reflection of his transformational agenda and visionary leadership, which is designed to restore the City’s prominence in the water industry and the public works arena, and make DPW a best-in-class organization.
Prior to his arrival in Baltimore, Mr. Chow spent 27 years with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) in Laurel, MD. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from University of Maryland College Park. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Maryland and Delaware. He is an active member in ASCE, AWWA, WEF, WRF, NACWA, AMWA, APWA, and SWANA and serves on a number of boards and committees.