District 6 Weekend Reader (September, 2019)


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


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

Shovels have been placed in 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 Health!  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.


#DavisInTheDistrict | Summer, 2019 Recap

Community Association


This spring, Council Member Davis, and representatives from Prince George's Police Department District 3 and DPIE (Department of Permitting, Inspection & Enforcement) met with Millwood-Waterford Community Block Captains to determine how our County entities can work together to address safety and code enforcement issues.

Growing Green with Pride (May, 2019)

Council Member Davis and the
District 6 Green Dream Team ventured into Central Prince George's County during the spring season for the inaugural "Growing Green with Pride" beautification initiative.  From Capitol Heights to Upper Marlboro and all points in between, various District 6 HOA and civic associations committed their hearts and hands to remove trash, plant and mulch to make their communities clean and green.


Council Member Davis joins residents in the Fairwood community for "Growing Green With Pride" for trash collection efforts along Fairwood Parkway.


Selfie moments were captured by our residents in the Little Washington  community during "Growing Green With Pride" who worked on trash collection efforts along D'Arcy Road in Forestville.


District 6 staffers joined residents Beechtree for the "Growing Green With Pride" initiative and fellowship activities afterwards.


#DidYouKnow | Council Member Davis made a visit to his elementary school for "Growing Green With Pride" festivities.


John H. Bayne Elementary School  administrative staff gathered teachers, students, and parents to beautify school grounds through planting and mulching projects.


Lake Arbor Civic Association


This past spring, County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks, and Council Member Derrick Leon Davis met with over 70 residents and the Lake Arbor Civic Association, to address concerns including trash collection, road maintenance, youth programs, economic development, the redevelopment of the Boulevard at the Capital Centre (now known as  Carillon Prince George's County) and of course, the pending University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center.


Cameron Grove Memorial Day Parade

Council Member Derrick Leon Davis joined residents from the Cameron Grove community for its annual Memorial Day Parade.


Council Member Davis sharing a laugh with Memorial Day Parade organizer, Gerald Clark, and fellow Cameron Grove resident, Michelle Duvernay.

Residents were afforded the
opportunity to connect with officers
from the Prince George's Police Department's District 2 Division, and students from The Foundation for the Advancement of Music Education (affectionately known as FAME) who provided a number of musical selections, courtesy of the FAME Jazz Band.


Council Member Davis gathering
with members of the FAME Jazz Band
and FAME Founder/Executive
Director, A. Toni Lewis.


National Night Out 2019


Council Member Davis and the District 6 Team joined multiple District 6 communities to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  In communities spanning from District Heights to Mitchellville, Council Member Davis met residents, community leaders and business owners to promote police-community partnerships in our neighborhoods.  Be sure to visit our official NNO 2019 photo album on Facebook: http://ow.ly/rCEv30pym90

Council Member Davis joins
District 9 Council Member Sydney Harrison and Council Member
At-Large Calvin Hawkins for
"Coffee & Conversation" with
PGPCS CEO Dr. Monica Goldson



On August 29, 2019, Council Member Davis joined Council Member At-Large Calvin Hawkins for “Coffee & Conversation”, hosted by District 9 Council Member Sydney J. Harrison , with special guest.  Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Dr. Monica Goldson. The conversation centered around community engagement and its role in ensuring that our children are equipped with the support to be successful in their educational pursuits.


District 6 Links

Constituent Services


Visit our District 6 Constituent Services page to access information/resources related to public safety, local utility companiesstate services, workforce training and resources for senior residents.

Development Projects in District 6


Want to know what's 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, CouncilConnection, 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.

News You Can Use



Prince George's County is gearing up for the 2020 Census and your participation is crucial to vital to ensuring our community’s well-being and overall quality of life.

The U.S. census is a national population count that occurs every 10 years. It counts every person living in the United States and the five U.S. territories. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.  It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.


Residents should complete the census because it is safe, easy, and important.
Safe: Your personal information is confidential, including citizenship and other sensitive data.  By law, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies, which is
protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code.  Disclosure of personal data is subject to fine or imprisonment. 

Important: Data from the census provides the basis for annually distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds which helps  fund our roads, schools, hospitals, Medicaid, and many other programs.

Easy: You can complete the census online, by phone, or by mail. You can respond in 13 different languages via phone or online.

Prince George’s County is supporting the U.S. Census Bureau’s data collection activities with a Complete Count Committee (CCC).  On September 18, 2018, the Prince George’s County Council approved Council Resolution (CR-35-2018) expressing support for the establishment of the CCC. The CCC is a collaboration between the County Council, the County Executive, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) to make all reasonable efforts to obtain an accurate count of all segments of the populations of Prince George’s County. 

For more information on the 2020 Census, the County's efforts towards a successful Census count and how to get involved, visit the official Prince George's County Census 2020 web portal:  http://www.pgplanning.org/4480/Prince-Georges-County-Census-2020.


Have you heard the news?

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks will host the Fall edition of "Growing Green With Pride", supporting the County Executive's Beautification Initiative to make our community cleaner and greener by conducting individual community plantings and coordinating
beautification activities throughout the County. “Growing Green With Pride”, in collaboration with Keep Prince George’s County Beautiful, Prince George’s County Public Schools, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, demonstrates a shared commitment to keeping our communities appealing and attractive. Community organizations and groups are encouraged to participate.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

** - Registration is now open! Organizations may register their HOA/civic/neighborhood
association or community group online (http://ow.ly/BBNF30pzpPX).  The application deadline
is Friday, October 4, 2019.

For HOA, Civic Associations, Churches, Private and Charter Schools Only

Tuesday-Friday, October 8–18 | 8:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday, October 16 | 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, October 19 | 8:00am-12:00pm
*Not open on weekends & holidays


  • Plant materials for Prince George’s County Public Schools will be delivered by the schools’ maintenance operations.
  • Plant materials for municipalities are available for pick up at the M-NCPPC - Randall Farm Maintenance Facility.

Litter Supply Pickup Dates and Location
Wednesday, October 16  | 5:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday-Friday, October 17–18 | 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, October 19 | 8:00am-12:00pm

Department of Public Works and Transportation
MOC Building, 8400 D’Arcy Road, Forestville, MD 20747

For more information and to complete the application, visit the following weblink:  http://ow.ly/t5hJ30pzpUA.



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.

Community Engagement Is Key!


Council Member Derrick Leon Davis planting mulch at his beloved alma mater, John H. Bayne Elementary School in Capitol Heights for "Clean Up, Green Up." Don't forget to register your community for the Fall installment of "Clean Up, Green Up" taking place on Saturday, October 19.

Greetings District 6 Residents, Businesses and Stakeholders,

We're excited to bring you a Summer recap edition of the District 6 Weekend Reader, full of exciting updates and news you can use.

Summer, 2019 throughout Council District 6 was quite active to say the least.  From annual festivals and events to community meetings and forums, community engagement was present at every level.  Our State of the District was an awesome example of civic activity and advocacy in action; two important factors behind the implementation of policy and sets the goals for the quality of service we seek to deliver.

With the Council returning from recess, my colleagues and I have hit the ground running, diving into a robust legislative agenda to close out Legislative Year 2019.  Our Council Sessions and committee meetings are where  I invite you to stay engaged with the Council happenings by attending/viewing Council sessions every Tuesday, District Council sessions on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and through committee meetings to learn about pending legislation at pgccouncil.us.  You can sign up for the Council's weekly electronic newsletter, CouncilConnection, providing you with a weekly wrap-up of all Council activity including links to Council sessions, committee meetings and pending legislation.  Our District 6 social media channels continue to be a great source of information for not only Council happenings but Countywide agency news and events.  Are you a homeowner within Council District 6?   Become an active member of your civic or homeowners associations and connect with your community/civic/HOA leaders to stay engaged with what's occurring in your neck of the woods.  Need further assistance?  As always, the District 6 Team and I are available to address your needs by telephone, the District 6 Council webpage or email at councildistrict6@co.pg.md.us.  Interested in development projects occurring within the District and countywide?  I invite you to attend or view the meetings of the Prince George's Planning Board and sign up to become a person of record.  You can receive direct emails about development activity through PGAtlas.com, the Planning Department's web portal designed to provide notifications on development application submissions, development case summaries, land inks to maps outlining the location of proposed development projects.

It is always my goal to connect with many of you regarding issues affecting your communities, on ways where County officials/agencies may be of assistance and to ensure that you are engaged and informed through every possible channel.  It is your involvement and engagement that will to assist us in achieving outcomes we collectively seek. I thank each of you for your past support and for the opportunity to serve this magnificent district.

Committed to Service, Committed to You!


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

2019 State of the District 
Annual Breakfast Briefing


Image couretsy of Jackie Hicks Photography

On June 28, 2019, Prince George's County Council Member Derrick Leon Davis
hosted his annual State of District event, District 6's Annual Breakfast Briefing, at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland. The event drew close to 300 constituents from the District and featured remarks and updates by Council Member Davis and Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks on matters and initiatives affecting District 6 communities, including County and State legislative and budgetary concerns.  Residents were also provided the opportunity to meet and greet with community outreach representatives from County departments and agencies,
and the Prince George’s County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee.

You can access the official State of the District photo gallery on the District 6 website, as well as a detailed summary of the day's events, courtesy of the Prince George's Sentinel: http://ow.ly/4fz930p6qC7.


Regionalism At Work


Washington Post Article: Region’s Elected
Officials Urge Their Governments to Commit
to Affordable-Housing Targets

This is the tackle of the generation to come,” states Council Member Davis in the above-referenced Washington Post article regarding the region's affordable housing shortage. 

On Wednesday, September 10, 2019, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors voted to push their local governments to address the region’s affordable-housing shortage by setting individual targets to increase production of low- and medium-cost housing by 2030, stating  the region needs to add 320,000 housing units between 2020 and 2030 — 75,000 more units than forecast.  Council Member Davis serves as Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors and headed the panel’s Housing Strategy Group 

“We do know that housing affordability in this region is going to be a very, very difficult task.” “You can’t afford to live in San Francisco — the workforce [there] is being displaced. We don’t want to be that region.” Davis said.

To read this article in its entirety, please visit the following weblink, courtesy of The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-regions-elected-officials-urge-their-governments-to-commit-to-affordable-housing-targets/2019/09/11/aabcc0e2-d40d-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html.

*photo courtesy of The Washington Post*


Foster Parents from D.C., Maryland, and
Virginia Recognized for Outstanding Service

In May, 2019, foster parents from 10 jurisdictions across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia were honored today by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors as the region’s 2019 Foster Parents of the Year.  MWCOG Board of Directors Vice-Chair and Prince George's County Council Member Derrick Leon Davis was on hand to award and honor the 2019 Prince George’s County recipient of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ 2019 Foster Care Award recipient,  District 6's own Ms. Gloria Thaxton from District Heights.

COG partners with local and state child welfare agencies around the region to recognize these outstanding parents on an annual basis. Child welfare workers strive to keep families together, but when that it is not possible foster families can provide the necessary support. In the region, the number of children in foster care has declined by 47 percent since 2008, according to data compiled by COG.

To read the press release in its entirety, please visit the following weblink: https://www.mwcog.org/newsroom/2019fosterparents/.  You may also view remarks from all of the awardees on the same page, with Ms. Thaxton's remarks beginning at the 5:46 mark. 

District 6 In The News:

Washington Business Journal Article -
Redeveloping Largo Shopping Center Aims
to be the Pike & Rose of Prince George’s


You've heard all the buzz surrounding the redevelopment of the Boulevard at the Capital Centre.  The Washington Business Journal gives a sneak peek into each development phase of the project (full article is accessible here):

Owner Retail Properties of America Inc. (NYSE: RPAI), an Oak Brook, Illinois real estate investment trust, plans to convert the aging power center into a mixed-use development, with retail and a central, interactive green space that follows in the footsteps of some of the region’s buzziest retail developments: Mosaic District in Fairfax, Pike & Rose along Rockville Pike and others. They’ve also picked a name to try to boost that buzz: Carillon.

The project will kick off in the second or third quarter of this year with construction of a medical office building. RPAI is partnering with Trammell Crow in a joint venture on the office building, COO Shane Garrison told investors on the company’s first quarter earnings call.

The location makes sense for medical office, as it sits directly across from where the University of Maryland Medical System is building a new $543 million regional medical center.

In all, phase one will include four buildings: the medical office building, a 350-unit residential building, and two retail buildings, including one with a new 12-screen AMC IMAX movie theater on the second floor. There will also be a 1-acre park located in the center of those four buildings, with space for events, seating, a stage and pop-up retailers and restaurants.

Trust and believe. Carillon represents the nexus of entertainment and lifestyle complexes coming toPrince George's County.  Stay tuned for updates through Experience Carillon's official newsletter!


Prince George's Sentinel
Councilman Davis Announces
$250-Million Project In The
County, Will Be In District Six


Prince George’s County Council Member Derrick Leon Davis, in partnership with Manekin Construction hosted a briefing on the Hampton Park Project in Capitol Heights on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Small minority, woman or locally-owned businesses in Prince George's County were invited to attend and learn more about the Hampton Park Project in Capitol Heights and subcontractor opportunities.  The project, a total of 25 acres along the MD 214 Central Avenue Corridor, entails $250 million in development, including a $35 million building for a Health and Human Services Building. The redevelopment site plan of the Hampton Mall is expected to bring in 2,200 jobs, apartment buildings, 100,000 square feet of retail and dining options, office space and a 120-150-room hotel.

“A project like Hampton Park is critical,” Davis said. “This is not something that was thought of overnight. It’s gone from the paper napkin, to the tablecloth, to the little piece of paper, with crude drawings to what we’re talking about making happen today.” 

For more information on the event, please visit the following article weblink, courtesy of The Prince George's Sentinelhttps://pgs.thesentinel.com/2019/07/31/councilman-davis-announces-250-million-project-in-the-county-will-be-in-district-six/.


Showing Prince George's Pride Nationwide



In May, 2019, Council Member Davis was afforded the opportunity to travel with Council colleagues, Prince George's County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks and the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation to the annual ICSC International Council of Shopping Center’s Annual Retail Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many residents often inquire about what it takes to bring more quality retailers to our County.



What does that process look like? #ICSCREcon is just the place County officials visit to have those conversations.  The goal is to share our story and promote the opportunities and advantages for bringing business to Prince George’s County. You'll see that the buzz around Carillon is spreading, as there was a full exhibit dedicated to the Carillon project at the Prince George's County booth.


Council Corner



County Council Highlights
The Prince George's County Council returned from Council recess on  Tuesday, September 10th, to consider legislative matters, and conduct public hearings on various items.

Watch the Prince George's County Council, sitting as the District Council (9/9/2019)

Watch the Prince George's County Council Session (9/10/19)

Watch the Prince George's County Council Session (9/17/2019)

Watch the Prince George's County Council, sitting as the District Council (9/17/2019)

Watch the Prince George's County Council, sitting as the District Council (9/23/2019)

Watch the Prince George's County Council Session (9/24/2019)

The County Council Standing Committees also resumed meetings following the August recess.

DLDin GOFPCommittee

Operations and Fiscal Policy
In Legislative Year 2019, Council Member Davis has the pleasure of serving as chair of the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee (GOFP) which is responsible for several issues and policies related to general government, labor agreements, bond issues, budget and financial management, and cable television and telecommunications.

Watch the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting (7/1/2019)

Watch the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting (9/11/2019)

Watch the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee Meeting (9/26/2019)


Council Member Davis serves on the Council's Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee (PHED), focusing on issues related to M-NCPPC, the People’s Zoning Counsel, Zoning/Subdivision Bills, the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation, economic development incentives, the Housing & Redevelopment Authority (DHCD), the Revenue Authority (development projects only), and the Department of Permitting, Inspections & Enforcement (DPIE). 

The Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) committee, chaired by Council Member Dannielle Glaros, met on Wednesday, September 11th to consider CB-038-2019, an Act Concerning Fair Housing for the purpose of establishing Prince George’s County’s Policy of ensuring equal opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all housing accommodations.   PHED committee members also received a briefing from Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) Director Melinda Bolling and DPIE staff regarding short-term rentals.  Last year, the Council adopted CB-10-2018 and CB-11-2018, companion legislation addressing short-term rentals, which will become effective on October 1, 2019. These measures establish permitting and licensing requirements, fees, and standards for short-term rentals, and limit short-term rentals to a homeowner’s primary residence. 

Watch the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee Meeting (9/11/2019)


2019 Council Standing Committee Assignments

To obtain upcoming committee meeting details and agendas, please visit the Council's Calendar/Agenda webpage: https://princegeorgescountymd.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.


Council Member Davis featured on WAMU's
“The Politics Hour” with host Kojo Nnamdi


Council Member Derrick Leon Davis and Christian Dorsey (pictured left) both serve in the capacity of Vice-Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Board of Directors.

This Summer, Council Member Davis appeared as a guest on “The Politics Hour” with host Kojo Nnamdi and resident analyst Tom Sherwood on Friday, June 28th to discuss the latest news from Prince George’s County, including Dr. Monica Goldson being named permanent PGCPS CEO, and the state moving forward with highway expansion that impacts the County. “The Politics Hour” airs on member-supported WAMU-FM 88.5, American University Radio. To listen, visit the following weblink: https://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2019-06-28/the-politics-hour-june-28-2019.

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 of 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

Jeffery A. Taylor
Citizen Services Specialist

Lenne' D. White
Office Manager/Administrative Aide

District 6 Office:  (301) 952-3426

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