Council Member Derrick L. Davis and Council Member Dannielle Glaros Elected to Serve a Second Consecutive Term as Council Chair and Vice-Chair
The Prince George’s County Council unanimously reelected Chair Derrick L. Davis (D) – District 6 and Vice-Chair Dannielle M. Glaros (D) – District 3, to serve a second consecutive year as the Legislative Year 2017 Council leadership team. Presiding over the first session of the new Legislative Year on Tuesday, December 6, Council Chair Davis and Vice-Chair Glaros will serve in leadership through December 5, 2017.
Chairman Davis addressed his Council colleagues directly during Gavel Exchange remarks, reaffirming his promise to serve with integrity.
“I am humbled by your continued faith in me and I thank you for once again entrusting me with the Gavel of Leadership for Legislative Year 2017.” He added, “I will continue to give my all. My leadership of this body and our work together on this Council will leave Prince George’s County a better place. And when our time as a Council is done, I am certain that Prince George’s county residents will be able to take even greater pride in their community.”
During the session, the Council introduced and adopted Council Resolution 1-2017, establishing a Vehicle Use Review Board to address Council Members’ use of County-assigned vehicles. Council Chair Davis discussed the plan.
“The board would review Administrative Procedure 610, the County policy which governs the use of County-assigned vehicles, and make recommendations for amendments; have the authority to recommend suspension or revocation of a Council Member’s take-home vehicle privilege; and should consider an annual report to be submitted to the Council, related to a Council Member’s use of a County-assigned vehicle.”
Chair Davis also addressed Council Resolution 2- 2017, which formally denounces any anti-immigrant activity and racial bias and discrimination, including hate speech, hate crimes and harassment in Prince George’s County.
“This Council celebrates the rich diversity of Prince George’s County. People come here seeking a better quality of life for themselves and their families. Given the current climate in our nation, the Council deems it necessary to adopt this Resolution. We will always honor our immigrant community as an integral part of the fabric that makes our County and our nation great.”
Council Chair Davis, a resident of Upper Marlboro, was elected to his first four-year term on the Prince George’s County Council in the November 2014 General Election, after serving the remaining three years of a four-year term vacated by his predecessor. Vice-Chair Glaros of, Riverdale, was elected to serve her first term on the Prince George’s County Council in 2014.
Please visit http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Council for on-demand video of the Gavel Exchange Ceremony, or to access Gavel Exchange photographs and speeches. The Gavel Exchange ceremony will also be cablecast on Prince George’s Community Television (CTV), Channel 42 (Verizon FIOS) and Channel 76, (Comcast). For air dates and times, please visit www.pgctv.org or contact CTV at 301.773.0900.