Prior to his inauguration on Dec. 8, Mayor Scott announced the names of those who will serve in two crucial positions. Christopher Shorter will serve as the city’s first-ever chief administrative officer and Michael Huber will be the mayor’s chief of staff. (Courtesy of the Mayor’s Office)

By AFRO Staff

Prior to his inauguration on Dec. 8, Mayor Brandon Scott announced the appointment of two crucial positions. Christopher Shorter will serve as the city’s chief administrative officer, or city administrator, and Michael Huber will be the mayor’s chief of staff. 

Then-Council President Brandon Scott proposed a charter amendment in 2019 that would require mayors to appoint a city administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of the city government. City voters overwhelmingly responded in favor of the amendment.  

Shorter makes history as the city’s first ever chief administrative officer. 

“Hiring Baltimore’s first chief administrative officer has been one of my top priorities, and I look forward to working closely with Mr. Shorter to focus on how we effectively, reliably, and equitably deliver services to all of our residents,” Mayor Scott said in a statement. “My city administrator, chief of staff and I will work closely together to fix what’s broken in city government and restore the public’s trust.”