Chris Shorter, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Baltimore


Event details:

12:00pm EDT on Wednesday, April 20, 2022
1:30pm EDT on Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Wednesday, April 20th
In-person and Zoom Presentation

12 p.m. Lunch, Freedom Training Room at the McHenry Row Conference Center,
1215 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230

12:30 p.m. Zoom and live presentation begins  


LAI Baltimore Active Member Lunch In Person - Free

LAI Baltimore Inactive Member Lunch In Person - $25.00

Invited Guest Lunch In Person - $25.00

Zoom Attendee Member & Guests - Free

This event is open to All LAI members globally.
Registration for this event has closed.

Please join Lambda Alpha International’s Baltimore Chapter for our April Presentation featuring Chris Shorter, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Baltimore. CAO Shorter will be joined by The Director of the City’s Office of Recovery Programs Shamiah Kerney and Director of the Mayor’s Federal Relations Office Natasha Mehu to discuss ARPA Infrastructure Bill Implementation in Baltimore.

In December 2020, Mayor Brandon M. Scott appointed Chris Shorter to serve as the first Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Baltimore, Maryland. In this role Chris is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City government. 

Prior to his appointment in Baltimore, Mr. Shorter served as the Assistant City Manager for Health, Environment, Culture and Lifelong Learning within the City of Austin, Texas. In this role, Chris supported the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Public Health, Austin Public Libraries, Austin Resource Recovery (Solid Waste Management), Animal Services and the Office of Sustainability. 

Prior to his appointment as Assistant City Manager, Chris served for over 10 years in various leadership roles for the District of Columbia government, including an appointment by Mayor Muriel Bowser to serve as the Director of the DC Department of Public Works in 2015. The agency provides environmental sustainability and protection, as well as, solid waste management, parking enforcement and fleet management services. Chris also served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Health; and the District Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. Prior to joining the District Government, Shorter worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 

Chris received his Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida.