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Notary Services: Contact (202) 727-3117, Open for walk-in 9 am - 1 pm, Monday-Friday, except holidays, Location: 441 4th Street, NW.

The Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia announces the new Digital Archive for the Office of Public Records and Archives. This repository will make historical records from the DC Archives available digitally to the public for historical and genealogical research.

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OS Staff Directory

Offices within the Office of the Secretary

Office Contact & Title Phone
Executive Office

Kimberly A. Bassett, Secretary of State of the District of Columbia
Alma R. Candelaria, Deputy Secretary of the District of Columbia

Joshua Collins, Special Assistant 
Wiwiek Chandra Rembrandt, Operations Manager 
Arlethia Thompson, Executive Assistant

Larry Mangum, Special Assistant

(202) 727-6306
International Affairs and Protocol
Anthony Andrews, Director of International Affairs and Protocol Officer
(202) 727-0848

Ceremonial Documents

Terry Handy, Director of Ceremonial Services 
Gina Henderson, Editor

(202) 727-5082
Office of Documents

Victor L. Reid, Esq., Administrator

James Anderson, Attorney Advisor

Ayesha Smith, Attorney Advisor

Damali Kajubi, Editor
Jennifer Campbell, Program Support Specialist

Vacant, Staff Assistant

(202) 727-5090
Notary Commission Judi Gold, Notary & Authentication Officer
Joyce Ogburn, Notary & Authentication Specialist
Ronnell Ferguson, Notary & Authentication Specialist
Tabatha Braxton, Notary & Authentication Specialist
Kamisha Campbell, Staff Assistant
LaShawn Johnson, Staff Assistant
(202) 727-3117
Office of Public Records

Lopez D. Matthews, Jr., PhD, State Archivist and Public Records Administrator
William Branch, Archivist
Nicholas Welsh, Archivist

Lana Mason, Archivist

Ali Rahmaan, Records and Information Manager

Andrew Washington, Records and Information Management Specialist

Elizabeth Hill, Records and Information Management Specialist

Ishmael Childs, Records and Information Management Specialist

(202) 671-1105