Damani Bush currently serves as Commissioner for the City of Mount Vernon Department of Public Works. He was appointed to this position by Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard in August 2020.
As Commissioner, Mr. Bush is responsible for all personnel within the department including, but not limited to day-to-day maintenance of the City's infrastructure services, sanitation, street maintenance, city storm, and sanitary sewer operations, and emergency response for snow and ice, flooding, severe weather conditions. He oversees the Bureaus of Sanitation, Street Cleaning, Highway Maintenance, Building Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Control, Parks, Engineering, Sewers, and Stormwater Management, Street Lighting, and Traffic.
Commissioner Bush supervises a staff of 129 men and women and is responsible for a $16 million operating budget.