By a unanimous voice-vote, the Council of the District of Columbia confirmed Leslie A. Hotaling as the Director of the District Department of Public Works (DPW). Ms. Hotaling has served as interim director since July 17, 2000 and is a 23-year veteran of the department.
Prior to her current role, she served as Deputy Director for Strategic Planning, and, from 1995 to 1999, as Solid Waste Management Administrator. Previously, she was the Chief of Operations for Solid Waste Management and Chief of Staff in the Public Space Maintenance Administration.
Under Ms. Hotaling’s leadership, DPW used technology to reengineer street cleaning, trash collection, and sanitation enforcement operations, as well as the District’s snow and ice removal program. In addition, she implemented performance-based benchmarks to improve program competitiveness and increase accountability within Solid Waste Management.
Ms. Hotaling 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. In addition, she completed the District’s Certified Public Manager Program at George Washington University, and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Governments.