Councilmember McDuffie was named the chairperson of the new Committeeon Jobs and Workforce Development. The Committee will oversee the De-partment of Employment Services, the University of the District of Columbia,the Community College of the District of Columbia, and the ApprenticeshipCouncil. Councilmembers Marion Barry, Michael Brown, Phil Mendelson, andVincent Orange Sr. will also serve as members of the Committee on Jobs andWorkforce Development.In addition to chairing the new Committee on Jobs andWorkforce Development, Councilmember McDuffie willserve on the following Committees:- Economic Development and Housing- Libraries, Parks, Recreation, and Planning- Small and Local Business Development
Councilmember McDuffie and members of his staff have been meeting withresidents from across the ward. In just the past week, they have attended nu-merous civic association and community meetings in Woodridge, Bates, La-mond-Riggs, North Michigan Park and Brentwood. These meetings have giv-
en the office an opportunity to update residents on the Councilmember’s
staff as well as his legislative agenda. The meetings have also been helpfulfor the Councilmember to hear the concerns of his constituents and prioritizethe needs of the community.On Friday, June 1st, Reverend Morris Shearin, Senior Pastor of Israel BaptistChurch, hosted a Ward 5 Unity Breakfast. The breakfast attracted close to 100attendees, including Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Councilmembers MichaelBrown, Vincent Orange Sr. and Yvette Alexander, civic association presidents,ANC commissioners and other community leaders. Councilmember McDuffiespoke on the importance of bringing everyone together in order to moveWard 5 forward. The Mayor gave remarks to the attendees as well.