WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Gray Names City Administrator And Chief Of Staff

Play associated audio

D.C.'s Mayor-elect Vincent Gray has named a key member of the Fenty administration to his cabinet. Allen Lew will become the city administrator when Gray takes over in January.

Lew has had a hand in some of D.C.'s biggest public works projects. He oversaw construction of the Convention Center as well as the Nationals Ballpark. Most recently, he was in charge of modernizing school facilities.

As city administrator, Lew's main task, as Gray puts it, will be to make sure "the trains run on time," and Lew says he'll approach the job like he has all others.

"I like lean operations, I like efficient operations, I like thin bureaucracies, and we're going to work to parlay some of my style into...the way we administer services for this city," Lew says.

Gray also named Gerri Mason Hall, a Sodexo executive, as his chief of staff. They are the first two people named to the new administration.

Video of the announcement from GrayTransition2010.org:

NPR

A White House Meeting Brings Together 2 Lost Souls In 'Elvis & Nixon'

A new film imagines what happened when Elvis Presley met President Nixon on Dec. 21, 1970. Film critic David Edelstein says Elvis & Nixon "shows the crazy-making insulation of celebrity."
NPR

Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
NPR

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Endorses Ted Cruz, Praises Donald Trump

The Texas senator hopes the endorsement will give him a boost in the critical Indiana primary on Tuesday. But that could be undercut by Pence's kind words for Trump.
NPR

Join Us At 12pm EST Today For An #AirbnbWhileBlack Twitter Chat

Today, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam will be leading a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.