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Flood Control District hires new Chief of Staff

Harris Counrty Flood Control District is pleased to announce that it has brought on board its new chief of staff, Ronnie Dampier.


As the new Chief of Staff, Mr. Dampier will be responsible for leading the Executive Director's newly created Executive Office and expanding collaboration across the Flood Control District. The Chief of Staff position was created to facilitate deeper connectivity and collaboration across all Flood Control District Divisions. Additionally, this important role will help the Flood Control District deliver on its priorities by leading cross-functional initiatives and strategic operations.


"I grew up a curious kid and enjoyed learning how people and things worked. Like the chatty kid who becomes a journalist, my curiosity led me to infrastructure and local government. Throughout my career, I've been fortunate to work with agencies that lead their peers in operational excellence,” says Mr. Dampier. “These experiences have informed my approach to building and supporting strong teams, motivating leaders, and developing efficient processes. While I am honored to join the Harris County Flood Control District, the curious kid in me can't wait to deep dive into this area of infrastructure and resilience!"


Recently, Mr. Dampier was Chief of Staff for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining DDOT, he also served as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Operations and Infrastructure, an office created by Mayor Bowser in January 2019. During his tenure, he oversaw operations, policy, legislation, budget, and communications for seven District agencies; Department of Transportation, Department of Public Works, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Insurance Securities and Banking, Department of Energy and Environment, and Department of For-Hire Vehicles.


Ronnie started his public sector career with the Department of Motor Vehicles Adjudication Services where he served as Hearing Support Manager and Management Analyst. Additionally, Ronnie served as a member of the Traffic Adjudication Appeals Board, from which he transitioned to the Office of the City Administrator as Senior Operations Analyst.


He holds a Master of Science in Project Management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Tuskegee University. Ronnie serves as President for the DC Chapter of National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and Chair of the Emerging Leaders Council on the NFBPA Board.

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