Traci L. Hughes, Esq.

Directors, Director of the Office of Open Government
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Traci L. Hughes is the inaugural director of the Office of Open Government. Hired in April 2013, she was tapped by the members of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability to bring greater transparency to District government operations. In this role, Ms. Hughes oversees Freedom of Information Act compliance among nearly 60 District Government Agencies, including the Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM) and the Council of the District of Columbia (Council). She also ensures compliance with the District’s Open Meetings Act, training more than 170 boards and commissions, the EOM and the Council on the procedural requirements of the law. 

Prior to heading the Office of Open Government, Ms. Hughes served in both the private and public sectors as a highly sought after strategic communications professional, directing communications and marketing for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; the Chair of the Council of the District of Columbia; the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department; and the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. 

Ms. Hughes began her career with CBS, and has worked in television, print and radio in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. She has appeared on major national and local television networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox News networks.

She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.  Ms. Hughes is a graduate of Howard University and Temple University Beasley School of Law. 

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