Mayor-Elect Gray Names Cynthia Brock-Smith as Secretary of the District of Columbia

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mayor-Elect Gray Names Cynthia Brock-Smith as Secretary of the District of Columbia

As Secretary of the District of Columbia, Cynthia Brock-Smith will lead the Office of the Secretary.

As Secretary of the District of Columbia, Cynthia Brock-Smith will lead the Office of the Secretary. It provides protocol and public records management services to the Mayor and District government agencies. This office manages the city's archives, and publishes the DC Register and municipal regulations. The Secretary also serves as the Chief Protocol Officer of the District.

Ms. Brock-Smith must be confirmed by the Council. Given her excellent performance as Secretary to the Council, I have no doubt she will be approved.

In her current role, Ms. Brock-Smith is the chief administrative officer responsible for managing Council infrastructure and operations and developing and administering the Council budget.

Ms. Brock-Smith was formerly Senior Vice President for the DC Chamber of Commerce, where she developed the Chamber’s legislative and policy agenda; Director of Congressional Relations for the US Office of Personnel Management during the Clinton administration; and Assistant Legislative Director at the US House Committee on Rules.

She is a native Washingtonian, Ward 7 resident and graduate of Eastern High School and the University of Maryland.