For over 20 years, Carlton Williams has led a distinguished career in public service, working in several major city departments. As Streets commissioner, he furthers his commitment to service by overseeing the third largest City department impacting Philadelphia residents.
While deputy commissioner of Sanitation, he improved the City’s recycling rates, saving the City millions of dollars each year. As commissioner, he leads the department in forward-thinking and innovation as demonstrated in the StreetSmartPHL platform, the city’s first online mapping tool designed to connect residents and other stakeholders to real-time information related to permits, paving, snow plowing, and trash and recycling collections. Its components—PavePHL, PermitPHL, PickupPHL, and PlowPHL—provide direct access to the department’s core services. He continues to focus on environmental stewardship through programs and initiatives like the annual Philly Spring Cleanup and the BigBelly program.