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Department of General Services Hosted Its Second Annual Holiday Party At Eastern Market's North Hall Friday

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined the agency’s holiday festivities

Department of General Services
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Kenneth Diggs (DGS) 202.580.9361; [email protected]
Darrell S. Pressley (DGS) 202.698.7703; 202-997-9017; [email protected]


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Department of General Services (DGS) held its second annual Holiday Party at Eastern Market's North Hall Friday which featured special guests Mayor Vincent C. Gray and City Administrator Allen Y. Lew.

DGS Director Brian J. Hanlon thanked the agency's staff members for their hard work and commitment to excellence in managing the construction, maintenance and management of the District’s real-estate portfolio. Mayor Gray also saluted the agency and City Administrator Lew for their accomplishments in 2012.

The Department of General Services was created by Mayor Gray in October of 2011 through a merger of the former Department of Real Estate Services (DRES), the Office of Public Education Facility Modernization (OPEFM) and various divisions of other select agencies, such as the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).

Charged with constructing, maintaining and managing the District’s real-estate portfolio of over 30 million square feet – including schools, parks, office buildings and other municipal facilities - DGS is dedicated to good stewardship of the spaces where residents and visitors work, live and play.

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