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Mayor Bowser Announces Key Appointments 

Friday, March 17, 2023

 (Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced transitions of executive leadership in the Cabinet and appointed positions.

Lindsey V. Parker – Chief of Staff to Mayor Muriel Bowser

Lindsey Parker is appointed Chief of Staff to Mayor Muriel Bowser. Ms. Parker joined Mayor Bowser’s Administration as the Mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff in 2015, where she led community engagement and worked with agencies to improve constituent communication and service delivery processes. Her work in this role laid the foundation for her appointment in 2019 as the Chief Technology Officer and the Assistant City Administrator in 2022. As Assistant City Administrator and Chief Technology Officer, Ms. Parker has been a driving force in modernizing government operations and improving transparency and accountability through the use of technology, as laid out in DC’s latest Tech Plan. She has been working to bring a technology focus to the government’s operations, streamline processes, and improve constituent service delivery - including the recent launch of a new business portal. Ms. Parker is a respected leader in the field of technology and government and has been recognized for her contributions to the industry, named among 2022 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers by Government Technology and a 2022 City Executive of the Year by StateScoop. Ms. Parker is passionate about building the next class of public servants dedicated to improving government services and building trust in government.

Keith A. Anderson – Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Keith Anderson is appointed Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Deputy Mayor Anderson previously served as the Director of the DC Department of General Services (DGS), a government agency with a mission to build, maintain, and sustain the District of Columbia’s real estate portfolio, which includes more than 157 million square feet of land and 35.7 million square feet of state-of-the-art facilities. This work has allowed the agency to foster economic viability, environmental stewardship, and equity across all eight wards of the city. With a workforce of just under 600, DGS is responsible for maintaining 844 buildings, including educational, municipal and recreational locations. Prior to DGS, Mr. Anderson was the Director of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). He served as Director of the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DDOE) prior to DPR. During his tenure at DPR, Mr. Anderson oversaw the construction and or modernization of 79 recreation projects including recreation facilities, fitness center renovations, and facility security upgrades.

We also thank Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio for his years of service to the District as he transitions to the private sector.