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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Press Release: Deputy City Manager is Confirmed by Council and Sworn in by Mayor Buckley



Mayor Gavin Buckley

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Deputy City Manager for Resilience and Sustainability is Confirmed by Council and Sworn in by Mayor Buckley 

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 9, 2020) – The Annapolis City Council has confirmed the appointment of Jacqueline Guild to become Deputy City Manager for Resilience and Sustainability.  After the confirmation vote at the Monday, November 9, 2020 City Council meeting, Mayor Gavin Buckley administered the oath of office, swearing in Guild to the newly created position. The Deputy City Manager reports directly to the City Manager. 

Guild was most recently the City’s Director of the Office of Environmental Policy, where she advanced Mayor Buckley’s environmental goals while increasing interdepartmental collaboration on environmental and resilience issues. 

In the new position, Guild will be responsible for ensuring environmental initiatives are sought in every department and that all City actions and decisions are made with a resilience and sustainability focus. 

“This is a priority for my administration,” said Mayor Buckley. “It is important that every department apply a lens of environmental responsibility and resilience. We have to ask the questions: Are we working toward sound practices in the acquisition of fleet vehicles? In water quality? In the maintenance of our parks in terms of pest and weed management? In all of our City plans, programs and initiatives? I want to make sure that we have an advocate and a resource at the table to help us move in the right direction. Our children deserve this; our City deserves this. I’m glad Jackie can take on this challenge.” 

Guild has been with the City since 2018. In that time she initiated the Waterways Cabinet,and moved legislation to increase forest protections and ban polystyrene. She has worked on water quality improvement projects, waste reduction campaigns, electric vehicle infrastructure, and supported a microgrid feasibility study for the Newtowne Twenty housing development, among other accomplishments. 

Guild earned her law degree from the University of Virginia and Bachelors in Public Administration and Political Science from James Madison University. Prior to working for the City of Annapolis, Guild was the executive director of the Chesapeake Legal Alliance, where she built a network of law firms to provide pro bono legal services, and practiced law in Washington, D.C., New York, and Seattle. Guild will maintain her current salary of $146,117 in the new role. 

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Mayor Gavin Buckley and Deputy City Manager Jacqueline Guild at the Annapolis Solar Park off Defense Highway on City of Annapolis property. The 80-acre solar park was built on a brownfield (an old landfill) and generates enough electricity in the 55,000 solar panels each year to power more than 2,000 homes. 

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