WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Gray Appoints Search Committee For New D.C. CFO

The resignation of Natwar Gandhi, pictured, as D.C. CFO is effective June 1, 2013.
Patrick Madden
The resignation of Natwar Gandhi, pictured, as D.C. CFO is effective June 1, 2013.

District of Columbia leaders are looking to the city's past as they search for someone to safeguard its fiscal future.

Mayor Vincent Gray announced Tuesday that former mayor Anthony Williams and former U.S. Office of Management and Budget Director Alice Rivlin will lead a search committee that will recommend candidates for chief financial officer.

Longtime CFO Natwar Gandhi is stepping down in June after more than a decade in the powerful, independent position.

Williams and Rivlin were key players in the District's emergence from insolvency in the mid-1990s. Williams was the first CFO appointed by a Congressional control board that took over management of city government in 1995. He later served two terms as mayor. Rivlin chaired the control board from 1998 until 2001, when it ceased operations.

NPR

'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
NPR

Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
NPR

The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement

NPR's Domenico Montanaro discusses the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill on replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
NPR

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

Leave a Comment

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