District 6 Weekend Reader (January, 2019)

Resources For

County Furloughed
Federal Workers

Government Shutdown Assistance Graphic


The Office of Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has created a Federal Government Shutdown Assistance webpage that can be accessed through the Prince George's County Council's web portal.  This page provides web links to numerous County and local agencies, containing information and resources helpful to those County residents in need of assistance during the Federal Government Shutdown.

Please feel free to share the following weblink with fellow residents/neighbors accordingly:  http://ow.ly/7CCy30npCsq.


Department of Social Services

The Prince George's County Department of Social Services (PGCDSS) may provide benefits available for those impacted by the Federal Government shutdown.  PGCDSS is the County's primary human services provider and helps vulnerable Marylanders buy healthy foods, pay energy bills, obtain medical assistance, and avoid homelessness.  PGCDSS also promotes stable environments for at-risk children and vulnerable adults.

Take a peek at the construction of 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 welcomed over 300 District 6 residents at the annual 'Tis The Season Holiday Celebration this past December.

FAME/District 6 'Tis The Season
Annual Holiday 

On December 15, 2018, Council Member Davis, FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.) and the District 6 team gathered to host the annual 'Tis The Season Holiday Celebration, honoring District 6 residents at the Camelot at Martins.  Over 300 Attendees braved the elements of a massive rain storm to socialize and enjoy the musical stylings of the FAME Jazz Band and 76 Degrees West.



Council Member Davis pictured with Millwood-Waterford resident, Mary Henderson at the 2018 Millwood-Waterford Holiday Celebration.

Holiday Celebration

On December 11, 2018, Council Member Davis brought some holiday cheer and spent the evening with the Millwood-Waterford Community Association, along with Maryland State Delegate Dereck E. Davis (District 25) and newly elected PGCPS Board of Education Member Belinda Queen (District 6), encouraging residents to continue to be engaged and humbly asked for their prayers, as they continue to serve the community that helped to raise him. #ItTakesAVillage

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

Want to know what going on with Largo Town Center, Westphalia or 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!


Are you signed up to receive, CouncilConnections, the weekly wrap-up of the Prince George's County Council?  Read the latest newsletter and sign up to receive notifications 
from the Prince George's County Council by visiting the following web link:  http://ow.ly/tVD330hEnCK.

Don't forget to bookmark the Prince George's County Council's official webpage!

Government Resources


Have you signed up for County Executive Alsobrooks' newsletter, Community Connections?  Be sure to click on the link to read the latest edition of Community Connections and sign up to receive updates.




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.

Greetings from Council Member Derrick Leon Davis


Council Member Davis and Prince George's Council Member Sydney Harrison (District 9) loading food items onto a truck at the Rolling Food Drive at the Wayne Curry Administration Building in Largo, Maryland (photo courtesy of the Prince George's County Council Office of Communications).

Greetings District 6 Residents, Businesses and Stakeholders,

The reality of the current partial Federal Government shutdown continues to loom over the country.  Close to 42 percent of the region's workforce reside in suburban Maryland, with 17% percent of those employees living in Prince Georges County. The enormity of this crisis is very real, as households and businesses across our region are feeling the financial and emotional strains of supplementing their livelihoods. 

The power of community partnerships has proven its impact during this difficult time,  as our county/local/regional government agencies, non-profits, faith based community and residents have stepped in to ease the burden of so many.

There are a number of county related resources that may prove helpful to residents during this difficult time.  The Office of Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has created a Federal Government Shutdown Assistance web page that is accessible to the left of this page.  We also encourage residents to stay tuned to our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), as a number of county, state and regional resources are announced on a daily basis.  The District 6 team will continue to use our electronic methods of communication to distribute all announcements for furlough relief drives, extended food bank hours, and payment assistance programs that continue to pour into our office.

As always, we are available to address your needs via telephone (301-952-3426) or email at councildistrict6@co.pg.md.us.

We will get through this together. 

Committed to Service, Committed to You!



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

WTOP Article

Government shutdown ‘a strain on this
region,’ DC-area leaders warn


In his role as Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board of Directors, Council Member Davis had the opportunity to speak with WTOP News about the partial government shutdown and its effects on our local economy: http://ow.ly/sXAy30nqnmk

Experience Carillon:
The Dawn of A New Day for the
Boulevard at the Capital Centre

It is impossible to see the cranes and construction going on along Medical Center Boulevard and not recognize the transformation of The Boulevard at the Capital Centre. 


Encompassing an outdoor mix of retail, dining, entertainment, apartments and offices, Carillon will become the heart of Prince George’s County and the catalyst for continued growth and prosperity in the market.  At full buildout, Carillon will feature:

** - 3,000 multi-family residential units
** - 300,000 square feet of retail space
** - 900,000 square feet of commercial space


The first phase of retail will consist of a 12 screen AMC Theatre, restaurants, first-class boutiques and services. All will be centered around Carillon’s park.



Carillon will include a four-season park that will serve as a gathering place for Prince George’s County.

Click on each photo to experience what will be the nexus for the Boulevard at The Capital Centre.  To learn more about the Carillon project, you may visit the official website:  https://experiencecarillon.com/.  You may also follow the progress of the project through social media, Facebook and Instagram.

County Council Happenings


Inauguration 2018: New
11-Member County Council

The new 11-member Prince George’s County Council was sworn into office by Clerk of the Court Mahasin El Amin, during the County’s 13th Inaugural Ceremony, held Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro.  In an historic inauguration, the County’s first woman County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks, also took the Oath of Office. 

For the first time since 1982, the Council includes two voter-approved At-Large Members, expanding the legislative body from nine to 11 members. Council Member Mel Franklin and Council Member Calvin Hawkins, II will serve four-year terms in the At-Large seats. Council Member Franklin previously represented District 9 on the County Council from 2010 to 2018.

Council Member Thomas Dernoga (D) – District 1, returned to the County Council to serve a four-year term after the November 2018 General Election.  He previously served as the Council Member representing District 1 from 2002 to 2010.

Council Members serving their first terms include:   Jolene Ivey (D) – District 5; Rodney Streeter (D) – District 7, Monique Anderson-Walker (D) – District 8 and Sydney Harrison (D) – District 9.  Council Members Dannielle Glaros (D) – District 3; Todd M. Turner (D) – District 4; Deni Taveras (D) – District 2, and Derrick Leon Davis (D) – District 6 are serving their second terms in office.

Legislative Year 2018 Council Chair, Dannielle Glaros, delivered the Inaugural Address on behalf of the County Council, concluding, “Lifted by the momentum of this day, you can count on the energy, commitment, and collective abilities of this Council to work for you.”

Watch Inaugural 2018 Ceremony



Prince George's County Council
Elects New Leadership Team

The newly-elected 11-member County Council convened for the first time, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, to exchange the Gavel and elect new Council leadership.  Council Member Todd Turner (D) - District 4, and Council Member Rodney Streeter (D) – District 7 will serve as Council Chair and Vice-Chair respectively, for Legislative Year 2019.  They will serve in Council leadership through December 3, 2019.

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks was present for the Gavel Exchange Ceremony and addressed the new Council.

Chair Turner, upon accepting the Council’s Gavel of Leadership, pledged to be a “bridge builder” during his leadership term, and compared the 11-member Council to a winning football team.

A resident of the City of Bowie, Chair Turner was reelected to serve a second four-year term on the County Council, in the November 2018 General Election. Vice Chair Streeter, of Hillcrest Heights, is serving his first term on the County Council.

Watch Gavel Exchange Ceremony

District 6 Publications


District 6 Progress Report

From economic development and updates around the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center to legislative priorities and the formula for transformation, the District 6 Progress Report provides a narrative in our continued commitment to improving the quality of life for ALL Prince George's County residents: http://ow.ly/QEDh30mtM4w

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.  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

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