Prince George's County Leadership Update
Prince George's County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks was sworn into office on Dec. 3 and announced priorities of schools, quality of life issues and economic development in her inaugural address. She promised enhanced code enforcement and ensuring that economic development doesn’t push people out of their homes.
Alsobrooks has replaced much of the senior staff and agency heads of former County Executive Rushern Baker as she builds her leadership team. Major Riddick, a veteran of State and County government, will serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Staff. Adam Ortiz will continue as Director of the Department of Environment, and the current public safety leadership will be retained. Melinda Bolling will replace the recently retired Haitham Hijazi as Director of DPIE at an agency likely to see several changes.
Turner and Streeter Elected as Council Leaders
Council Members Todd M. Turner (D, District-4) and Rodney C. Streeter (D, District-7) were elected to serve respectively as Chair and Vice Chair of the Prince George’s County Council at their Dec. 4 meeting. Turner is beginning his second term on the Council, and Streeter is beginning his first term. Both will serve in their leadership positions until Dec. 2, 2019. The Council will be in recess until Jan. 14.