Gray expected to keep Tregoning, Howland, Babers; promote Majett
Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray is expected to announce today that he will be retaining several members of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's administration.
Lucinda Babers of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Bill Howland of the Department of Public Works, Eric Richardson of the Office of Cable Television and Soohyun Koo of the Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs are expected to remain in their Cabinet posts, according to a source close to the Gray transition.
Harriet Tregoning, currently the city's planning director, will also remain with the new administration -- though it is unclear in what post. Tregoning, an advocate of higher-density development and a favorite of "smart growth" advocates, has been said to be under consideration to serve as deputy mayor for economic development. A Gray spokeswoman said the deputy mayor appointee will not be named today.
Nicholas Majett, now deputy director for communications and customer service for the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, is set to replace his boss, Linda Argo.
Ron Collins, who serves on Gray's staff as assistant secretary to the council, is expected to be named to a Cabinet position as well. Collins was Gray's chief of staff when he led the Department of Human Services in the early 1990s.
A news conference is set for noon at the Frank D. Reeves Center.
Additional reporting by Nikita Stewart
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