The Prince George's County Council has unanimously approved Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker's appointment of Vennard Wright as Chief Information Officer for Prince George's County Government.
"I am extremely pleased that the County Council concurred with my recommendation and has approved the appointment of Vennard Wright to serve as the Director of The Office of Information Technology (OIT)," said Baker. "Technology is at the core of how this government delivers services both internally and externally and it was important to have someone who clearly understands the connection between government services and technology.
"I am confident that Vennard's leadership and his credentials as an information technology professional will further enhance the tremendous and innovative efforts he has already begun while serving as acting director. Vennard's impressive contribution of articles in the field of information technology, coupled with his professional background and cutting-edge experiences are a win-win for the County."
Wright brings more than 15 years of IT experience to Prince George's County. He has held numerous positions ranging from Senior Program Manager for CRGT, Inc, Chief Technology Officer for Electronic Data Systems, Director of Research & Development for Zegato Solutions, Inc. to Director of Technology for Friends of Hillary Clinton during her successful U.S. Senate re-election campaign. Mr. Wright also occasionally serves as a guest columnist for several publications and has been a lecturer at a variety of technology conferences. His writings and lectures often focus on implementing the latest technologies and project management methodologies that can be used to solve common infrastructure problems.
Wright is also developing a County-wide initiative to identify students in the Prince George's County Public School System (PGCPS), who are high achievers and have demonstrated an extraordinary aptitude for technology related disciplines. He dedicates countless hours working with young people, including tutoring, mentoring and coaching.
Prince George's County Sponsors the "All I Want for the Holidays Is...You" Pet Adoption Event
The Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources' Animal Management Division (AMD) invites residents to adopt a pet for their "All I Want for the Holidays Is ...You" Adoption Event. During the month of December, adoption fees for dogs will be $100, resulting in a savings to you of $100. Cat adoption fees will be $45, which is a savings of over $100. In addition, the cat adoption fee will be waived for a second cat or kitten that is adopted at the same time. The adoption fees include the cost of the spay/neuter surgery, a County license, microchip and all age-appropriate vaccinations.
"Fulfill the holiday wish of a homeless animal at the Animal Services Facility by giving them the gift of a loving home," said AMD Associate Director Rodney Taylor. "I encourage you to visit the Facility this holiday season to find the perfect pet for your family."
To view the animals available for adoption, log onto www.princegeorgespets4us.com or contact AMD at (301) 780-7200 for more information.