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Posted at 9:00 AM ET, 12/ 9/2010

Gray announces more appointments

By Nikita Stewart

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray will announce more members of his executive office team Thursday, according to two sources within the transition, a day after he named construction czar Allen Y. Lew as the new city administrator and human resources expert Gerri Mason Hall to be chief of staff.

Most of Gray's announcements Thursday will follow a logical pattern: Cynthia Brock-Smith, currently secretary of the council, will move to secretary of the District of Columbia; council budget director Eric Goulet and general counsel Brian K. Flowers will assume the equivalent positions in the Gray administration.

Stephen Glaude, currently Gray's director of constituent services, will become director of the office of community affairs. Roxana Olivas, who also works in Gray's council office, will become director of the Office on Latino Affairs.

Janene Jackson, currently senior vice president of government relations and public policy at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, will be named Gray's liaison between the mayoral and council offices, the sources said.

Two other sources within the transition said Crystal Palmer, former director of the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, will return to that job once Gray is sworn in. Palmer, wife of former D.C. Council member Harold Brazil, led the office for two decades before she was fired by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in 2008. Fenty replaced Palmer with Kathy Hollinger, one of several current members of the administration to receive letters of termination from Gray's transition office this week.


By Nikita Stewart  | December 9, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Comments

It was all logical before you reached the Crystal Palmer bit. This only demonstrates that Gray is gearing the city in REVERSE! You will discover that lots of folk who were fired by Fenty will be rehired by Gray.

Posted by: faineant | December 9, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

It was all logical before you reached the Crystal Palmer bit. This only demonstrates that Gray is gearing the city in REVERSE! You will discover that lots of folk who were fired by Fenty will be rehired by Gray.

Posted by: faineant | December 9, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Office of Motion Picture and Television Development sounds like a cushy job, lololol. Wait, I'm paying for that salary [sobbing].

Posted by: johng1 | December 9, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Whoo-hoo, yea Crystal!

Posted by: abparks | December 9, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

I'm so happy for Crystal Palmer. It's about time someone step in and reverse all the damage that Adrian Fenty has done over the past four years.

Posted by: starclimber9 | December 9, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Let's not forget that the revenue-generated Office was created by Richard Maulsby during the Barry years!

Posted by: crm0091 | December 9, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I agree with all positons except Crystal Palmer. That position can be a training and employment vehichle for the District--she did nothing in her post when she was previously there.

I did not care for many of Fenty's picks but Kathy moved the District forward on that issue.

Posted by: CultureClub | December 9, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I see the Marion Gray administration is in full effect!

Posted by: Postpost44 | December 9, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

As a DC film maker I have to say that Crystal Palmer was perhaps the worst head of the Film Office EVER! She made it impossible for locals to get permits and generally did very little to promote DC is a shooting location to the rest of the industry.

There are many others who agree with me and the next step will be to get her removed, taking our productions elsewhere so the DC film environment dries up.

Ironic that one of the hits on Fenty was that he was too tied up in cronyism. I struggle to see how Gray's appointing the wife of a DC Council Member is any different.

I can't wait for him to start bending over backward for the DC Teachers Union.

Montgomery County here I come!

Posted by: njacobs | December 9, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Good work Gray! Undo King Fenty mess... Bye to all who are moving.

Posted by: drfields | December 10, 2010 7:18 AM | Report abuse

@njacobs: Goodbye! Enjoy the move and be safe. Offer up some ideas when you get to Montgomery County on how they can close their 300 million dollar deficit.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | December 10, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

@njacobs: Goodbye! Enjoy the move and be safe. Offer up some ideas when you get to Montgomery County on how they can close their 300 million dollar deficit.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | December 10, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

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