Eulois Cleckley serves as the Executive Director of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) for the City and County of Denver. Cleckley led the creation of DOTI, and as Executive Director, he runs one of the city’s largest and most dynamic departments focused on modernizing Denver’s transportation system, constructing public facilities, maintaining sanitary and sewer systems and providing solid waste removal, recycling and composting services.
As Executive Director, Cleckley oversees 1,300 DOTI employees and is responsible for the department’s $340 million annual budget and a $1.2 billion capital program.
Cleckley previously worked for the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC), where he served as the Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization which covers the eight-county Houston-Galveston region and provided overall strategic direction related to city and regional transportation planning, project development and implementation.
Prior to his work with the HGAC, Cleckley served as Chief of Statewide and Regional Planning, and later acting Chief of the Field Operations Division, for Washington, D.C.’s District Department of Transportation (DDOT). His previous experience includes private consulting for local and state governments, and working as a transportation specialist at the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and serving as the founder and CEO of a non-profit organization focused on community and business engagement.
In June 2020, Cleckley was unanimously elected to serve as President for the Colorado Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1971 and established to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry. Inspired by the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s 1967 speech “What is your Blueprint?”, he seeks to elevate COMTO’s platform while adding value to its members using the four inspirational pillars – Build, Organize, Learn, and Earn.
Mr. Cleckley has Transportation and Economics degrees from North Carolina A&T State University and a Global Logistics Specialist Professional Designation from California State University. He currently serves as the Vice President of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).