Deputy City Manager Emily A. Baker
Emily A. Baker is the Deputy City Manager responsible for overseeing and facilitating the City's land use planning, zoning, historic preservation, transportation, environmental protection, code administration, affordable housing, and museum functions.
Baker joined the City in 2000. After her appointment as the first Director of the Department of Project Implementation in 2013, she supervised the initial implementation of the City’s Waterfront Plan. She previously served as the City Engineer and Deputy Director of the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES), where she was responsible for the Engineering Design and Construction Divisions.
Over her 30 years of experience, Baker has overseen the design and construction of projects in both the public and private sectors. During her tenure, she has provided leadership, project management, and technical oversight for multi-million dollar, large capital infrastructure projects.
Baker is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia and Maryland. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.