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About OS

Who We Are

The Office of the Secretary provides protocol, authentication and public records management services to the Mayor and District government agencies.  In addition to managing the District of Columbia's Archives, commissioning all District of Columbia Notaries Public, and publishing the District of Columbia Register and the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, the Office of the Secretary is responsible for maintaining official records of mayoral actions and preparing executive orders, proclamations, directives and administrative issuances.

The Secretary of the District of Columbia, Cynthia Brock-Smith, is responsible for authenticating the proper use of the Seal of the District of Columbia and she attests to the authenticity of official records, bond documents, and documents of the executive branch. The Secretary also serves as the Chief Protocol Officer of the District.

The Office of the Secretary is made up of of six offices with several functional areas:

In addition, the Secretary is a member of the National Association of Secretaries of State and is working with that organization to further the cause of full Congressional representation for the residents of the District of Columbia.

 

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Office of the Secretary is to provide protocol, authentication and public records management services to the Mayor and District government agencies. The Office of the Secretary manages the District of Columbia's Archives, commissions all District of Columbia Notaries Public and publishes the District of Columbia Register and the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

If you have any questions or would like to comment about the website or the information posted on this site, please contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 727-6306 or by email: secretary@dc.gov.

 

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