Sameer Sidh was appointed as Director of the Mayor’s Office of CitiStat in October 2015, bringing a healthy background in performance management and executive level government experience with him to City Hall. In his first year as Director, Sameer drove significant productivity improvements within the office, increasing the number of CitiStat meetings held by 47 percent, while cancelling less than 9 percent of scheduled meetings despite the impacts of Winter Storm Jonas. Sameer also co-lead the City’s first OutcomeStat meeting, working with the Bureau of Budget and Management Research (BBMR), Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, and its partner Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Government Excellence to initiate a data-driven process that aligns performance management with budgeting and strategic planning.
Sameer began his career in government in Governor Martin O’Malley’s StateStat office, rising from an Analyst to Acting Director over the course of his three-year tenure. Following his work at StateStat, Sameer was selected to serve Deputy Chief of Staff for the Maryland Department of Transportation, holding a position on the senior executive team of a 9,000 employee Department with an annual budget exceeding $4 billion annually. Immediately prior to joining CitiStat, Sameer worked as Chief of Special Projects and Business Improvement for the Baltimore City Department of Transportation. Sameer is a graduate of James Madison University and the University Of Baltimore School Of Law, and is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.
Under the Pugh Administration, Sameer is looking forward to re-aligning the CitiStat process to foster collaboration within City government and beyond to create cross-cutting, sustainable solutions to civic issues.