Sherryl Hobbs Newman is New Secretary of the District of Columbia

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Sherryl Hobbs Newman is New Secretary of the District of Columbia

(Washington, DC) On April 9, Mayor Anthony Williams announced that Sherryl Hobbs Newman would assume the post of Secretary of the District of Columbia, effective April 21, 2003. Newman previously served as the director of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). She replaces Beverly D. Rivers who served as Secretary since January 1999.

"Sherryl has done an outstanding job at the DMV where she built a solid basis for change and improvement," said Mayor Williams. "Her management expertise will be invaluable in her new position as Secretary of the District."

The Office of the Secretary is comprised of the Executive Office, the Office of Protocol and International Affairs, the Ceremonial Services Unit, the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances, the Office of Public Records Management, Archival Administration, and Library of Governmental Information, and the Notary Commissions and Authentications Section. In addition, the Secretary's Office also maintains close contact with the White House Office of Protocol and the US State Department on matters related to the diplomatic community and courtesy visits of heads of state.

Newman has had a long and successful career in the District Government. In addition to her DMV post, she has provided outstanding service to the offices of the City Administrator and Tax and Revenue. She has also served in key management positions for the City of New York.

Newman noted that she intends to "build on the foundation of her predecessor and hopes to take the Office of the Secretary to new heights."