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Secretary of the District of Columbia Beverly D. Rivers Confirmation Resolution of 1999
PR 13-30

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Chairman Linda W. Cropp, at the request of the Mayor


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 appointment of:

Beverly D. Rivers
801 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., #1008
Washington, D.C. 20002
(Ward 2)

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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801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW #1008. Washington, DC 20002 (202) 737-5752


Juris Doctor
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.

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.


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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 and guidelines.
  • 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Legislative Analysis — 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 Sixteenth District.
  • 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 Institute Program)


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