Incoming Mayor Vincent Gray has named five more appointments to the senior leadership of his new administration.
De’Shawn A. Wright will be the Deputy Mayor for Education. Wright worked previously as a senior advisor to Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey, and has worked to develop a comprehensive reform agenda for the Newark Public Schools and has a strong background in policy, management, and classroom teaching.
Hosanna Mahaley, will head the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Mahaley has worked the last few years developing innovative strategies for elevating teaching and assessing student progress.
Rochelle L. Webb will head the Department of Employment Services. Dr. Webb has more than 20 years of leadership experience implementing state and federal initiatives related to employment and human services in Arizona and Texas.
Gustavo F. Velasquez will continue serving as the Director of the Office of Human Rights, while Clarence Brown will continue serving as the Executive Director of the Office on Aging. Brown has more than 33 years of academic and professional experience in the field of aging or gerontology, public administration, public policy and political science.
Gray, the District of Columbia's newest mayor won in a landslide victory over outgoing Mayor Adrian Fenty, will hold the traditional inaugural celebration on Sunday, January 2nd.
Tickets to the “One City” inaugural event can be picked up on December 22, 28, 29 and 30 from 10 am to 2 pm each day in room 145 of Walter E. Washington Convention Center where the inaugural celebration will take place.
A photo ID is required.
This event is free and open to the public.