Terry Bellamy was nominated by District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray as the permanent Director for the District Department of Transportation on May 18th, 2011. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a department with an annual operating and capital budget of $1 billion and 950 employees. Mr. Bellamy joined DDOT as Deputy Director of Operations in March of 2008. He has over 27 years of experience in the transportation field and brings a wealth of knowledge to the position he serves. Before joining DDOT, Mr. Bellamy served as the Bureau Chief of Transportation, Engineering and Operations with the Arlington County Transportation Department a position he held for eight years. Prior to his tenure in Arlington, Bellamy held leadership positions in both Fayetteville and Greensboro, North Carolina. During his time in Greensboro, he took part in the creation of the Greensboro Transit Authority and worked extensively on the Greensboro Long Range Transportation Plan that included an assortment of transportation initiatives including the Outer Loop, rail and trail projects. Mr. Bellamy has worked extensively in the ITS field, serving on various ITE committees over the years. Mr. Bellamy served in various roles for the North Carolina Section of ITE and became the President of the section. His experience also includes participation in the Eno Transportation Foundations international travel to middle size European Cities to examine light rail projects. Mr. Bellamy serves on the Dwight David Eisenhower HBCU Transportation Fellowship Board for North Carolina A&T State University.He has been recognized by ITE, APWA, APTA, NFPBA and other professional organizations for his work in transportation over the last thirty years. Mr. Bellamy continues to present papers and presentations to numerous professional organizations and at conferences.Mr. Bellamy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina A&T State University, a Master of Urban Studies and Community and Regional Planning Design from Iowa State University, and an Executive Certificate from Penn States Executive Management Program for Transportation and Highway Engineers. He also completed the Certified Public Managers Program through George Washington University and the Washington Council of Governments.
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