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|Chairman Linda W. Cropp, at the request of the
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Chairman Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following resolution, which
was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.
To confirm the Mayoral appointment of Ms. Beverly D. Rivers as the Secretary of the
District of Columbia.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited
as the "Secretary of the District of Columbia Beverly D. Rivers Confirmation
Resolution of 1999".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the
Beverly D. Rivers
801 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., #1008
Washington, D.C. 20002
as the Secretary of the District of Columbia, in accordance with section 2 of the
Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979, (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Code, sec.
1-633.7) to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy
of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
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BEVERLY D. RIVERS
801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW #1008. Washington, DC 20002 (202) 737-5752
The University of Alabama School of Law. Tuscaloosa, AL
- Dean's Award
- Award for Leadership
Bachelor of Science (Honors)
Business Management, English, Political Science
Oakwood College. Huntsville, AL
- Dean's List
- Presidential Scholarship for Academic Achievement
Office of the Chief Financial Officer District of Columbia.
1/98 6/98 SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)
Served under the immediate supervision of the Chief Financial Officer.. Primary
responsibilities included the coordination of the CFO's schedule, receiving and replying
to correspondence; handling constituent services; managing communication between the
Deputy CFO's by overseeing the weekly management reporting system throughout District
agencies; coordinating tasks directed toward the agencies; responsible for special
projects such as coordinating the 1998 Strategic Planning Session, Employee Input Sessions
and CFO Agency Road shows; also responsible for hiring and managing outer office staff in
conjunction with the Executive Assistant.
10/96 12/97 ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL FOR FEDERAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL
The Office of Legal and Intergovernmental Affairs supports the Chief Financial
Officer by providing legal guidance and services, legislative monitoring, coordination and
support, and intergovernmental activities.
- Tracked legislation at the federal level that directly or indirectly affected the
District and coordinated with the Office of Budget and Planning to ensure fiscal and
expenditure analyses were conducted in a timely manner.
- Provided legal guidance and support to the CFO through written legal opinions, memoranda
- Managed the implementation of the legislative process of the OCFO, which included:
establishing a database to track United States Congressional and District of Columbia
Council correspondence and legislation, and establishing a process to coordinate
legislative analysis with fiscal impact statements.
- Cultivated working relationships with members of Congress by coordinating regular
meetings between the CFO and members of Congress and their staff.
- Developed and maintained relationships between the Office of the CFO and local and
regional governments, identifying areas of cooperation.
- Monitored the process for responding to inquiries from the D.C. Council, Congress, or
any other entity, as necessary.
- Prepared briefings for Congressional Hearings as needed.
- Developed an intergovernmental affairs strategy for the Chief Financial Officer.
- Researched and produced volumes of Legal Basis and Legislative Analysis of District
Agency Programs and Services.
- Developed a legislative and correspondence database to monitor the process of responding
to inquiries from the D.C. Council, Congress, or any other entity, as necessary.
10/93 9/96 Senator Henry L. Marsh, III - Richmond, VA.
CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT
Henry L. Marsh III is the elected representative of the Sixteenth Senatorial
District in the State of Virginia. As his assistant, it was my responsibility to ensure
that he adequately represented a jurisdiction, which contains three cities and five
counties, addressing the needs of both rural and urban constituencies.
Reviewed, analyzed and organized all legislative
material, correspondence and media coverage of the Sixteenth District; monitored committee
and subcommittee meetings of which the Senator was a member or chairman; maintained
communication with the Senator regarding all relevant legislative information; prepared
research and evaluation of constituent demographics and assessed community needs; retained
current information on the status of all legislation relevant to the functioning of the
Office Management Maintained orderly function of Senate office,
including secretary and interns; planned and coordinated documentation and information
storage; retained all pertinent scheduling information, including invitations, travel and
engagements; responded to constituent inquiries when appropriate; greeted office visitors;
discussed with lobbyists the feasibility of enacting specific legislation.
Representation Accompanied Senator to relevant meetings and
conferences; attended meetings as a representative of the Senator; represented office in
appropriate constituent functions; attended political events as necessary.
Communication Coordinated communication between Senator,
constituencies and other legislators; monitored relevant media publications for
information of particular interest to the District; maintained an active list of media
contacts and representatives; operated and prioritized written and telephone
communications; established a proactive communication vehicle with the constituency.
Development Planned and coordinated fund-raising events and
receptions in support of the Senate office; established an active database of constituent
interest and advocacy groups; analyzed, reported and interpreted financial activities and
reports from the State impacting the Sixteenth District; participated in the development,
organization and implementation of campaign strategy throughout the District.
Hill Tucker and Marsh Richmond, VA. ATTORNEY
Interviewed clients; drafted correspondence to attorneys and clients; coordinated firm
meetings; scheduled court dates with attorneys and clerks of court; researched law;
created and updated client files; assisted attorneys at trial.
10/92 - 9/93 Attorney Alphonso Beckles Huntsville, AL. ATTORNEY
Reviewed court transcripts and assessed errors for appellate review; provided research and
prepared appellate briefs for Probate and Civil Courts of Appeals; prepared memorandums of
law and related documentation.
5/88 - 9/92 Attorney Joe N. Lamplev Huntsville,
AL. LAW CLERK
Supervised two secretaries and one law clerk; interviewed clients; researched, wrote and
filed all appellate briefs, memorandums and correspondence; reviewed court transcripts and
assessed errors for appellate review; assisted in preparing wills, divorces,
interrogatories, subpoenas and various legal documents; prepared paperwork relating to
Municipal, District, Circuit, Appellate and Supreme Court cases; trained law clerk in
research, writing and interviewing; met with plaintiffs, defendants and witnesses for
trial preparation; assisted attorney at trial.
- Alabama Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
- Washington Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
- National Forum for Black Public Administrators (1998 Graduate, Executive Leadership
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST