March 18, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 48 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
HONORING THE WORK OF ANNE B. WICKS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 48
(Extensions of Remarks - March 18, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E319] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING THE WORK OF ANNE B. WICKS ______ HON. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON of the district of columbia in the house of representatives Monday, March 18, 2019 Ms. NORTON. Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Anne B. Wicks on her retirement from the District of Columbia Courts. The Joint Committee on Judicial Administration appointed Ms. Wicks to serve as Executive Officer of the D.C. Courts in February 2000. She is the first woman and longest, serving Executive Officer in the Courts' history. Prior to her appointment as Executive Officer, Ms. Wicks worked for the Courts in a number of capacities, including Acting Chief Financial Officer, 1999 to 2000; Deputy Executive Officer for Court Operations, 1997 to 1999; Deputy Director for Research and Development, 1988 to 1997; and Chief of Research, 1986 to 1988. Ms. Wicks previously held positions with the Legal Services Corporation and the Georgetown University Law School. Ms. Wicks' led the D.C. Courts through many changes over the past 19 years. She oversaw the integration of 19 stand-alone computer systems into trial court case management system. She managed the adoption of long-term planning for capital programs in IT and facilities, and the development of a comprehensive education and training program. She participated in the extensive growth of and renovation to the Courts' buildings and Judiciary Square campus, and the adoption of strategic management as a governance structure. She also assisted with the creation of a strong management team, leadership principles and employee engagement initiatives that focus on collaborative and integrated judicial and administrative leadership. I ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Anne B. Wicks for 33 years of outstanding service to the District of Columbia Courts. Her steadfast leadership is one of the reasons the D.C. Courts are highly regarded around the world. ____________________