The Washington Times - August 19, 2011, 03:39PM

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown announced Friday his chief of staff, Nicole Streeter, has left his office under good terms to pursue “new endeavors.”

Mr. Brown said he is seeking a replacement while his legislative director, Megan Vahey, serves as acting chief of staff.


“Nicole Streeter served as an important part of the transition of my at-large office to the Office of the Chairman,” Mr. Brown said in a statement. “She lent her valuable support to me and the District of Columbia during her tenure. I am thankful for her service and wish her all the best in her new endeavors.”

Ms. Streeter’s departure adds to a mounting list of personnel changes this year in key city offices.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has yet to name a permanent chief of staff since Gerri Mason Hall was fired from the position in March amid accusations of nepotism in the executive’s hiring practices. Paul Quander, the deputy mayor for public safety and justice, was named the acting chief of staff.

The mayor’s spokeswoman, Linda Wharton-Boyd, declined to comment on whether the mayor has picked a new chief of staff and a deputy or if an announcement is forthcoming.

Meanwhile, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics on Wednesday appointed Paul E. Stenbjorn as its permanent executive director. Mr. Stenbjorn previously served as the board’s chief technology officer and rose to acting director after Rokey Suleman stepped aside from the top post in July.

The board’s chairman, Togo D. West Jr., announced earlier this month that he, too, is stepping down.