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DGS Staffer featured on

DGS Staffer featured on
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Baltimore Innovation recently published a profile of DGS staffer Adam Johnson, highlighting his commitment to social justice and keen debate skills. The full article is definitely worth a read and can be found here:  Fusing debate skills with social justice

DGS Director Days: Fleet Body Shop

DGS Director Days: Fleet Body Shop
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Director Sharkey recently joined employees in the Body Shop at the George L. Winfield Fleet Maintenance Facility in repairing a loadpacker's window and painting a bumper in the futuristic paint room. We are lucky to have such a great team working to keep Baltimore City's vehicles healthy!

“Preserve the Past, Maintain the Present, Build a Sustainable Future!”

The Department of General Services (DGS) was created on July 1, 2009, having been a division of the Department of Public Works. DGS endeavors to make the City of Baltimore a leader in municipal energy efficiency, an innovator in the application of technology and a sustainable steward of government and community resources. And, our team saves taxpayers nearly $6 million each year through energy efficiency projects.

The Department of General Services has five divisions which provide services to City agencies and residents of Baltimore:

Fleet Management

Fleet Management effectively manages the City’s vehicle operations and facilities.

Facilities Maintenance

Facilities Maintenance provides efficient operation, maintenance and improvement of City owned buildings.

Design & Construction/Major Projects

Planning, Design and Construction provides the design, engineering, management and inspection of City-funded construction projects and manages property records for all properties located within the city limits.


Energy monitors citywide energy use and the development of energy-efficiency improvements to City facilities

Right-of-Way Services

Right-of-Way Services oversees the issuance and enforcement of Right-of-Way (ROW) permits. The Special Events web portal begins here and permit forms can be downloaded. Call (410)396-4508 for information.


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Steve Sharkey

800 Abel Wolman Municipal Building
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-3704
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