Upper Marlboro, MD – Today, the Prince George’s County Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of Nicholas A. Majett to serve as the County’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), which is the highest non-elected position in the Executive Branch and has oversight responsibility for the operations of the government. District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray testified on behalf of Mr. Majett and spoke of his 29 years with the District of Columbia government. Following the County Council confirmation, Mr. Majett was sworn into office.
“I want to thank the Prince George’s County Council for confirming Nicholas Majett to serve in this very important position. He has been an outstanding public servant for the District and I am looking forward to him doing great things in Prince George’s County,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “Since his appointment in May, we have already seen Nick handle many challenges and experienced his great leadership skills. I am very proud to have him lead the nearly 6,000 employees of this government and help take our vision to the next level. Nick stands ready, willing and able to move this government forward by building on the foundation we have put together over the last three and a half years.”
According to Section 412 of the Prince George’s County Charter, “The County Executive shall appoint a Chief Administrative Officer. He shall be appointed on the basis of his qualifications as a professional administrator and shall serve at the discretion of the County Executive. The Chief Administrative Officer shall perform such administrative duties and exercise such general supervision over the agencies of the executive branch as the County Executive may direct.”
“It is truly an honor for me to work for the County I have lived in for over 20 years. I am excited about using my experience and expertise to continue making this County a great place to live, invest, work and visit,” said Prince George’s County Chief Administrative Officer Nicholas A. Majett. “Over the last few months, I have had the pleasure of working with a truly committed and dedicated group of employees who have a strong commitment to Prince George’s County. As County Executive Baker often says, this is the ‘place to be’ and I want to thank him for trusting me with this incredible responsibility. I also want to thank the Prince George’s County Council for their vote of confidence today and I look forward to working with them as we make life better for the residents and businesses of this great County.”
The CAO is the executive administrative leader of the Prince George’s County Executive Branch of government, consisting of approximately 6,000 employees. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) directly oversees four Deputy Chief Administrative Officers that represent, Public Safety; Budget, Finance, and Administration; Health, Human Services, and Education; and Economic Development and Public Infrastructure. As the CAO, Mr. Majett oversees the day-to-day operations of the County government as well as provides executive leadership oversight for the planning and implementation for the County Executive’s top initiatives and programs such as Strategic Management, CountyStat and Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative. (TNI). In addition, Mr. Majett serves as a Board or Committee Member to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) and the Pension Boards for the Police, Fire and OPEB.
“I was delighted to testify in support of the confirmation of Nicholas Majett today, and I am pleased to learn that the County Council has approved his appointment,” said District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray. “I was honored to have Mr. Majett work in my administration, and while the District will miss a talented public servant, it is a consolation that he will be working with my good friend, County Executive Rushern Baker, and for our neighbors across the line. With Mr. Majett, Prince George’s will find a leader who will work well with elected officials to institute reforms, bring forth bold progressive ideas and address challenges head-on.”
Bio of Nicholas A. Majett:
Nicholas A. Majett was appointed on May 5, 2014 by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council on July, 23 2014 as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Mr. Majett previously served in the District of Columbia Government (D.C.) in several capacities for over 29 years. In 1985, Mr. Majett joined the D.C. Office of the Attorney General and served as an Assistant Attorney General for approximately 19 years. During his tenure as an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Majett handled regulatory, real estate, tax and civil cases and prosecuted tax and government fraud cases. From 1990 until 1991, Mr. Majett served as the Chief of Assessment Services for the Office of Tax and Revenue and then returned to the Office of the Attorney General.
In 2006, Mr. Majett became the Deputy Director of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and served until 2010 when he was appointed as the Director and subsequently unanimously confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia. As Director of DCRA, Mr. Majett was responsible for overall management and oversight of the District of Columbia's regulatory agency that ensures the health, safety, and economic welfare of District residents through licensing, inspection, compliance, and enforcement programs.
Mr. Majett earned both his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate Degrees from Howard University before becoming a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. In 2005, he was elected to a three year term on the D.C. Bar’s District of Columbia Affairs Section Steering Committee and was re-elected in June 2014 to serve another three year term. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership, member of the D.C. Streetcar Task Force, and a former Board Member of “Joseph’s House,” a D.C. nonprofit organization. He is a resident of Hyattsville.