Steven Hicks joined the City of Durham as the director of the General Services Department in 2015. Mr. Hicks has significant capital improvement experience with transportation, buildings, utilities and parks projects. Prior to joining the City of Durham, Mr. Hicks served as director of Public Works and Utilities for the City of Petersburg, VA. He has also served in numerous leadership roles including acting assistant county administrator, general services manager, and development manager for James City County, VA, overseeing public works services, facilities, development, planning, zoning, and budgets as well as resident engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation, directing and administering all aspects of the agency’s finance, human resources, public relations, construction, maintenance, and land development. Hicks holds a master’s degree in Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure (Urban Systems Engineering) from George Mason University, a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, an associate of science from the Richard Bland College of William & Mary, and certification from the Senior Executive Institute from the University of Virginia Darden School.