Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes: new head of Department of Employment Services

Mayor Bowser has nominated Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes to be the director of the Department of Employment Services (DOES). Morris-Hughes has been interim since March 2018.

The mayor on the nominee, according to the press release: “Dr. Morris-Hughes has a proven record of improving efficiencies and was instrumental in removing DOES from a federal high-risk designation while improving the agency’s ability to meet the needs of residents and businesses in Washington, DC.”

Why APACC cares

APACC is committed to the equitable redevelopment of the Anacostia River parks and adjacent neighborhoods via a thriving, diverse, and sustainable community that actively accepts and takes ownership of the challenges and opportunities along the Anacostia River for today and tomorrow. This means we support a range of efforts, particularly those of our 28 members.

It also means we want the waterfront corridor to be an equitable economic engine, providing

  • Green jobs to restore, maintain and program parks and build sustainable neighborhoods

  • Workforce training

  • Green job-preparedness education for youth