Roundtable on Apprenticeship Council Appointments

Councilmember Elissa Silverman, Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Workforce, announces a public roundtable before the Subcommittee on PR 21-966 through PR 21-970, confirmation resolutions for mayoral appointments to the Apprenticeship Council for: Violet Carter, Stephen Lanning, Frederick Howell, Frank Chiaramonte, and Leroy Watson. The roundtable will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016 in room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building.

You can see the formal hearing notice here.

What is this roundtable discussion about?

The purpose of the roundtable is to provide the public an opportunity to comment on five Mayoral nominees for reappointment to the Apprenticeship Council.  The Apprenticeship Council approves apprenticeship standards that meet minimum basic standards of regulations, ensures compliance of Affirmative Action Plans associated with apprenticeship standards, acts as second level of appeal for complaints of apprentices, deregisters apprenticeship programs not in compliance with local and federal apprenticeship regulations, assists in educating the community to apprenticeship, and formulates policies for the effective administration of apprenticeship programs.

How do I testify in-person?

Those who wish to testify before the Subcommittee are asked to contact Charnisa Royster at [email protected] or (202) 724-7772 by close of business Thursday, October 27, 2016 to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any), as well as the language of oral interpretation, if any, they require.  Those wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony.  Those representing organizations will have five minutes to present their testimony, and individuals will have three minutes to present their testimony; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.  A copy of the legislation can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or on

If I can't attend the hearing, how do I submit my testimony?

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Written statements should be submitted by email to Ms. Royster at [email protected] or mailed to the Subcommittee on Workforce, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 408 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on November 3, 2016.