DERRICK LEON DAVIS
The Prince George’s County Council elected Council Member Derrick Leon Davis (D) – District 6, to serve as Chairman in Legislative Year 2016. Council Member Dannielle M. Glaros (D) – District 3, was elected to serve as Vice Chairwoman. The newly confirmed Council leadership team presided over the first session of Legislative Year 2016 on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
“I am honored to accept the Gavel of Leadership and to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve as County Council Chairman. My promise to you is that I will humbly serve, and do so with integrity. I will give all I have. My leadership of this body and our work together on this Council will leave Prince George’s County a better place in which to live, play and conduct business. And when we are done, our residents will be able to take even greater joy in being Prince Georgians.”
Chairman Davis also addressed the 2016 legislative agenda during his remarks.
“Creating more high-performing schools; increasing access to quality healthcare with a new Regional Medical Center serving all Prince Georgians; moving beyond our structural deficit; delivering efficient services; and continuing to focus on a long-term economic development strategy that creates jobs and attracts businesses, strengthening the County’s tax base – these are among the big things that we must achieve, on purpose. This Council has initiated key strategic initiatives for the progression and transformation of our County. We will continue this critical work in Legislative Year 2016.”
Council Chairman Davis, a resident of Upper Marlboro, was elected to his first four-year term on the Prince George’s County Council in the November 2014 General Election, after serving the remaining three years of a four-year term vacated by his predecessor. Vice-Chairwoman Glaros of, Riverdale, was elected to serve her first term on the Prince George’s County Council in 2014. - Chairman Derrick Leon Davis.