Washington Mayor Vincent Gray (D) announced today that he has appointed a long-time local attorney, Darryl Gorman, to lead the city's Office of Boards and Commissions.
The office recruits candidates to the city's 150-plus boards and commissions, processes their applications and supports them during the mayoral appointment process.
Gorman has been a member of the D.C. Bar since 1977. He spent the past year as an independent management consultant to government agencies, and served from 2009 to 2011 as the deputy executive director of state and federal programs for the public school system in Detroit.
“I am humbled, honored and excited to be joining Mayor Gray’s administration,” Gorman said in a statement. “I look forward to creating an active pipeline of vetted and well-qualified District residents who are ready to step up to the plate and lend their expertise and insight to the District’s boards and commissions."
This wouldn't be Gorman's first time leading the office. In 2000, he was the interim director and senior policy adviser. Other local government positions include working as a deputy attorney general from 2000 to 2006 and deputy director of the city's contracts office in 2007. He began his career in the 1970s as a legislative counsel in the U.S. Senate, and then worked throughout the 1980s and 1990s for the National Science Foundation.
"Darryl Gorman has extensive experience in District government, and he brings a strong background in government ethics and confidentiality issues," Gray said in a statement. “Darryl brings a strong knowledge base and well-established contacts within the legal and business community, which will be strong assets in his work with OBC.”