Tom Street Named WSSC’s Deputy General Manager for Administration
Montgomery County Administrator’s Appointment Marks Return to Commission
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – February 11, 2016: – Tom Street, who currently serves as an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Montgomery County, has been appointed WSSC’s new Deputy General Manager for Administration. He begins his new role effective February 16, 2016.
In announcing Street’s appointment, GM/CEO Carla A. Reid noted his extensive public sector experience, and long history with WSSC. A retiree of the Commission, Street was employed at WSSC for 25 years, including executive positions as Budget Director and Team Chief for Strategic Planning and Business Development. He was instrumental in developing the Commission’s annual operating and capital budgets and Capital Improvements Programs, its first formal multi-year financial plan and first strategic plan.
“I am delighted and excited to have Tom returning to WSSC to help guide and oversee the administrative aspects of the Commission,” said Reid. “I welcome his depth of experience both here and with Montgomery County Government, and believe he will be a tremendous asset in furthering my vision of building world-class customer service, stakeholder relationships and environmental responsibility.”
Under County Executive Ike Leggett, Street is one of four administrators, and supports and advises the Chief Administrative Officer in the areas of customer service, emergency response, re-development and transportation. He is responsible for oversight of the county’s MC311 Initiative, the county’s online and telephone information system introduced in 2010, which enables the public to access Montgomery County government information and non-emergency services online or by calling a single number: 3-1-1. In addition, he coordinates issues such as White Oak revitalization, inclement weather response, pedestrian safety, the Purple Line project and affordable housing.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to return to the Commission and work for Carla and everyone on the team in moving WSSC forward,” said Street. I welcome the chance to help build on its successes, and develop new initiatives to better serve all of our customers in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.”
Street is a past president and board member of the Maryland-D.C. Utilities Association and has been a guest lecturer for the World Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, Maryland-China Business Council and U.S. Department of Environmental Protection.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Florida and a master’s degree in Public Administration from The American University in Washington, D.C.
For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.