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Mayor Appoints Neil Albert as Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families and Elders; Dave Montgomery as Director of Department of Public Works
(Washington, DC) Mayor Anthony A. Williams today announced the appointments of Neil O. Albert as Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families and Elders and Dave L. Montgomery as Director of the Department of Public Works.
Albert has held public sector executive management positions for 15 years. He has served as the Director of DC Parks and Recreation since April 2001. During his tenure as director, he improved, expanded and enhanced service delivery at the city's parks and recreation centers, and he strengthened the agency's infrastructure by implementing technology, staff retraining and national recruitment and he created a community relations unit. Additionally, Albert was responsible for development Green Spaces for DC, a non-profit auxiliary organization that complements the efforts of the city with respect to park matters.
"Neil has done a superb job for the city as director of Parks and Rec," Mayor Williams said. "His energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and I know he'll serve us well in this new capacity."
Albert will begin his new position on Monday, June 28. His salary will be $132,395.
Mayor Williams also announced the appointment of Dave L. Montgomery as Director of the Department of Public Works. Montgomery has more than 20 years of public and private sector experience as a civil engineer and executive manager in waste and wastewater management, storm water management, forestry, traffic and transit, street and bridge maintenance, solid waste, construction management and environmental issues and parking. Most recently, Montgomery founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of DM Enterprises in Atlanta, which is a minority business enterprise focusing on program management in public works fields. Montgomery also has 15 years of experience with the City of Baltimore's Department of Public Works where he worked until 1999.
Montgomery also begins his position on Monday, June 28. His salary will be $140,000.
Attachments: bios for Dave L. Montgomery and Neil O. Albert
Dave L. Montgomery
Neil O. Albert has served as the Director of DC Parks and Recreation since April 2001, following short terms as Deputy Director for Operations and Interim Director of the agency. Albert has held public sector executive management positions for 15 years.
As Director of Parks and Recreation for the District of Columbia, he began a new course for the Department, which for years had under-performed. Albert was responsible for proper development and maintenance of the city's parks and recreation facilities and coordinating the many city-sponsored recreational activities. Albert oversaw staffing at the District's 381 neighborhood parks as well as 77 recreation centers and playgrounds, which include 42 swimming pools and more than 170 tennis courts. Throughout his tenure, he has improved, expanded and enhanced service delivery at the District's parks and recreation centers while assuring public participation and access.
As Director of Parks and Recreation, Albert's accomplishments include developing a non-profit auxiliary Green Spaces for DC to complement the efforts of the City and serve as an advocate for green spaces throughout the District; addressing the unique needs of our large local parks; developing partnerships with community-based organizations, charter schools, faith-based organizations, corporations and other District agencies to coordinate services in support of youth and families; overseeing more than $60 million in capital investments for new recreational facilities, and ensuring that the District's playgrounds meet Consumer Product Safety Recommendations for playground safety.
In addition, Albert has strengthened the agency's infrastructure by implementing technology, strengthened staff through retraining and national recruiting, and creating a community relations unit.
Prior to joining the District, Albert served as the Director of Nonprofit Assistance Programs for the Fund of the City of New York, an operating foundation. In this role, he worked to expand the availability of short-term financing assistance and computer technology to nonprofit and government agencies and worked with nonprofit and government agencies to strengthened their capacity. Albert also served as Director of Contract Agency Finance for the New York City Department of Youth Services, where he was responsible for managing the financial, accounting and technical assistance functions required for the disbursement of more than $64 million in city and state funds to more than 800 grantees.
Albert holds an MBA in Finance from the New York Institute of Technology and has board membership in a number of organizations including the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, DC Children and Youth Investment Trust, DC Commission on National and Community Service, and the Mayor's Advisory Council on Caribbean Affairs.
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