Weekend Reader (week ending August 31, 2018)

Take a peek at the construction of the UMCRMC in Real Time!


We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center to District 6! 

Shovels have been placed to the ground.  Cranes are actively moving dirt every day.  Now we have three large banner signs at the site of the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center!  Sometimes, you have to see it to believe it.  Stop by the corner of Arena Drive and Capital Centre Boulevard when you get a chance!

Can't stop by in person?  You can keep track of the hospital's construction by tuning into the online camera portal, courtesy of Clark Construction: http://ow.ly/Ombh30loeu4.



Council Member Davis pictured with Wilburn resident, Mrs. Bell at the 2018 National Night Out celebration.


National Night Out 2018

On August 7, 2018, Council Member  Davis joined multiple District 6 communities in celebrating the 35th annual National Night Out community celebration. From Capitol Heights to Mitchellville, Council Member Derrick Leon Davis met residents, community leaders and business owners to promote police-community partnerships that make our neighborhoods cleaner, safer and better. 


Council Member Davis pictured with FAME Jazz Band participant, Langston Hughes and 2018 FAME Outstanding Educator Award Recipient, Steven Garrison.

FAME's 14th
Anniversary & Awards Celebration

 On July 26, 2018, Council Member Davis served as the event co-chair the Foundations for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc's 14th Anniversary & Awards Celebration, along side Prince George's County Council Member Obie Patterson (District 8).

District 6 Links



Constituent Services

Visit our District 6 Constituent Services page to access information/resources related to public safety, local utility companies, county and state services, workforce training and educational scholarships.



Development Projects in District 6

From the Largo Town Center, Westphalia and the Central Avenue Connector Trail Project, the District 6 Development page provides updated information on these and other development projects in District 6, courtesy of the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission.




From community events to neighborhood meetings, follow Council Member Davis journey in the heart of Prince George's County through pictures.


Visit the Prince George's
County Council Online!


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County Agency Updates


Department of
Public Works & Transportation



Keep up to date with all of our County's Public Works and Transportation initiatives with The Dispatch, the monthly online newsletter of the Prince George's County Department of Public Works & Transportation!

In the latest edition of The Dispatch, learn about DPW&T's upcoming Seasonal Employment Fair, a recap of DPW&T's participation in National Night Out, NBC 4's Backyard Weather BBQ at the Woodlawn Community Center, and the Public Information Meeting for the Stuart Lane Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project.  DPW&T also bids farewell to its Director Darrell B. Mobley.

Subscribe to The Dispatch today: http://ow.ly/mlRA30jhcrf!


Department of the Environment




Keep up to date with all of our County's Department of Environment initiatives with The DoE Sprout, the monthly online newsletter of the Prince George's County Department of Environment!

In the latest edition of The Sprout, learn about Anacostia National Park's 100th year celebration,  DoE's Rain Barrel Sale and Recycling Event and the annual Green Summit, taking place on October 5, 2018.

In honor of Labor Day, all County offices will close, except public safety agencies.
Yard waste collection will resume Monday, September 10th.  Click here to view the full 2018 Waste Holiday Collection Schedule.

Subscribe to The DoE Sprout today: http://ow.ly/mlRA30jhcrf!


Government Resources



Submit and access County non-emergency services using the CountyClick311 citizen portal!


Directory of
County Agencies and Departments.  Follow this link to access the directory.

Stay Engaged, Connected & Informed!

Council Member Davis leading on cheers and congratulatory wishes at the grand opening of the newly opened Starbucks at Steeplechase 95.

Greetings District 6 Residents, Businesses and Stakeholders!

I hope this latest edition of the District 6 Weekend Reader finds you in good spirits and enjoying the last days of Summer.

Although the Prince George's County Council is in recess, the work of the Council continues in the office and in the community.  Summertime is THE time for community gatherings and festivals, where our District 6 communities always show up and show out.  From Juneteenth to National Night Out 2018,  it affords me the opportunity to connect with many of you regarding issues affecting your communities and ways where County officials and agencies may be of assistance.  

As we travel around the District, you see transformation taking place through development focused on maximizing the use of existing infrastructure considering residential, commercial, office, retail, and other uses.  We see progress being made in the construction of the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center every day.  The retail market continues to grow throughout the district with the arrival of German grocer Lidl in Bowie and the expansion of Ritchie Station Marketplace with the opening of Ulta Beauty in September, 2018.

As the Council returns from recess and the Fall season approaches, we invite you to stay engaged through the Council's official web portal, pgccouncil.us, our District 6 social media channels and the District 6 Council webpage.  We also encourage you to connect with your community/civic/HOA leaders for information on what's occurring in your neck of the woods.  Need further assistance?  The District 6 Team and I are available to address your needs via telephone or email at councildistrict6@co.pg.md.us.


Committed to Service, Committed to You!


Derrick Leon Davis
Prince George's County Council
Council District 6


Business Is Booming in District 6!



Based in Neckarsulm, Germany, Lidl is one of the world's largest retailers, with some 10,000 stores.  With plans to open multiple locations throughout the East Coast and across the U.S., the European grocer is set to open its Bowie location at 13401 Annapolis Road in September 2018.  The 4.1-acre Bowie site will be one of several locations in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area and the first in Prince George's County. 



Ulta Beauty

Ritchie Station Marketplace will welcome Ulta Beauty to its slate of retailers in September 2018.  The building, which is approximately 11,000 square feet, will be one of three locations in Prince George's County.  Ulta Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the U.S. and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services.



Residence Inn by Marriott

Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, the Residence Inn by Marriott at Ritchie Station Marketplace will have approximately 112 rooms and is the second Residence Inn by Marriott location in District 6.  The hotel will be conveniently located off I-95/I-495 at exit 13 (Ritchie Marlboro Road), with access to shopping, dining, and entertainment options.  The extended stay hotel is designed for guests to stretch out and relax in suites that offer separate sleeping, living, and dining areas.  Every suite offers the comforts of home with a fully equipped kitchen, single pullout sofa bed, a spacious work space, and complimentary high-speed Internet access.

County Council Happenings


Council Announces Third Consecutive Year of

Domestic Violence Grant Funding for Local Nonprofits

The Prince George’s County Council, committed to ending domestic violence and abuse in the County, has appropriated $500,000 in FY 2019 in a third round of grant funding to support the Council’s Domestic Violence Grant Program.

The FY 19 Prince George's County Council Domestic Violence Grant program, officially launched on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, provides funding resources for programs that serve the housing, counseling, or advocacy needs of County residents who are victims of domestic violence. The program also supports prevention activities through a coordinated and collaborative community response to domestic violence in Prince George’s County. FY 2019 Prince George’s County Council Domestic Violence Grant Program funds are available to nonprofit organizations through a review and evaluation process for all applicants.

Interested nonprofit organizations may obtain information about the Council’s Domestic Violence Grant Program, including the application and process timeline, on the Council's official DVGP web portal: http://pgccouncil.us/DVGP.


Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Update

The legislative process to develop new and modern Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations, and provide important tools to facilitate the implementation of the Plan Prince George’s 2035 General Plan and other County policy goals resumes when the County Council reconvenes September 4th.

The new Zoning Ordinance aims to streamline procedures, reduce obstacles to achieving the economic development goals of the County, enhance utility and user-friendliness, encourage appropriate input into the development review process, consolidate and simplify zones and uses, and incentivize development at targeted growth locations.

Committee of the Whole work sessions will be scheduled in September to further the discussion and review amendments to proposed Zoning Ordinance Rewrite legislation before the bills are considered for introduction and scheduled for a final public hearing.

Please check the County Council Calendars and Agendas online prior to Council sessions scheduled for September 4th; September 11th; September 18th; and September 25th, for meeting details. Public comments on amendments to proposed zoning legislation reviewed in the Committee of Whole will be taken.

County Council Publications


Prince George's County Council
2017 Legislative Annual Report

It is my pleasure to share the 2017 Legislative Annual Report for the Prince George's County Council, which tells our remarkable story of progress in the County, and highlights how as a community, we are continuing to "Move Forward with Purpose." http://ow.ly/QoOS30lo9Gy.  As you page through this report, you will see our County Moving Forward with Purpose! You’ll read about projects that create the jobs and business opportunities we need to grow, provide enormous economic benefits for local businesses, and poise our County to become the regional economic powerhouse we all know it will be.



Prince George's County Council
2016 Legislative Annual Report

Investment. Vision. Growth. | Three guiding principles representing the work of the Prince George's County Council.  The 2016 legislative Annual Report is a representation of the work of the Prince George's County Council.  From our work on zoning matters and land use policy, governing and guiding health policy, improving services and program for residents, or fulfilling our roles as faithful fiduciary stewards of County tax dollars are pieces of the larger puzzle and fulfills our vision in making Prince George's County the thriving powerhouse in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region:  http://ow.ly/MLx130kVuTN.



Blue Ribbon Commission - Final Report

Established by Council Resolution 26-2015 as a part of the approved FY 2016 County Budget, the Blue Ribbon Commission was charged with recommending policies to the County Council and County Executive over the next year that would address the County's structural deficit - the imbalance caused when normal government spending exceeds tax revenues on an annual basis.

This final report is the culmination of the work of the Blue Ribbon Commission members regarding Prince George's County's fiscal health; policies and practices that affect Prince George's County's revenue structure and the strength of its tax base; the structure and fiscal dynamics of the Prince George's County Government; and feedback from community stakeholders concerning the County's budget and tax structure:  http://ow.ly/1pWF30loaIZ.


Continuous Business
Process Improvement Study

The long-awaited Continuous Business Process Improvement Study, also called the Performance Audit, is the first comprehensive assessment of County school operations in 18 years.   This initiative reflects a transformative partnership between the County Council, County Executive, Board of Education, CEO of Prince George's County Public Schools, and all stakeholders to ensure appropriate operations in five key areas of our public school system - Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction, Supporting Services, Business and Management Services, and Information Technology - and offers a critical barometer for progress as we continue our work together to achieve the world-class school system students and Prince George's County deserve.  The Continuous Business Process Improvement Study, a continuous and ongoing process, will result in a more efficient and effectively run education system and ensure the highest return on the significant investment citizens consistently make in education in Prince George's County.  To access the final report and appendix, visit the official Council portal for the Continuous Business Process Improvement Study by visiting the following weblink:  http://ow.ly/pTzY30kVnbr.

Connect With Us!

Nellvenia W. Johnson
Chief of Staff/Legislative Aide

Sasha E. Desrouleaux
Citizen Services Specialist

Rita D. Lassiter
Citizen Services Specialist

Lenne' D. White
Office Manager/Administrative Aide


District 6 Office:  (301) 952-3426

District 6 Email: councildistrict6@co.pg.md.us