Hearing on PR21-106 (Secretary Vaughan Confirmation)


PR 21-106, Secretary of the District of Columbia Lauren Vaughan Confirmation Resolution of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces the scheduling of a public hearing of the Committee of the Whole on PR 21-106, the “Secretary of the District of Columbia Lauren Vaughan Confirmation Resolution of 2015.”  The hearing will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of PR 21-106 is to confirm the Mayoral appointment of Lauren Vaughan as the Secretary of the District of Columbia.  The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony from public witnesses as to the fitness of the nominee.  The Secretary oversees five components of the government: the Ceremonial Services Unit, the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances (e.g. D.C. Register and D.C. Municipal Regulations publication), the Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications, the Office of Protocol and International Affairs, and the Office of Public Records and Archives.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or email Evan Cash, Committee Director, at ecash@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, April 24, 2015.  Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony.  If submitted by the close of business on April 24, 2015, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing.  Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.  A copy of PR 21-106 can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or on http://lims.dccouncil.us.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2015.