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The Prince George's County Council, during the Exchange of Gavel ceremony, held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, elected District 1 Council Member Tom Dernoga to serve as Chair of the County Council for the 2023 Legislative Year. This will be Council Member Dernoga's third time serving as Council Chair. He previously served in Council leadership in 2006 and 2010. He also served as Vice Chair of the Council in 2005 and 2009. Council Member Dernoga, whose tenure on the Council has been noted for his leadership on environmental, historical and agricultural preservation issues, and smart growth, represents Councilmanic District 1.
District 6 Council Member Wala Blegay, was elected as Vice Chair to serve alongside Council Member Dernoga. They are committed to bringing government to the People. Their principal areas of focus will be:
Council Member Dernoga also announced the following members of his leadership team: