March 16, 2011
Gerri Mason Hall Issues Statement on Her Resignation as Chief of Staff to Mayor Vincent C. Gray
"I strongly feel that remaining in this position would only cause continued distractions for the Mayor and his administration," Hall said
“Today I tendered my resignation to Mayor Vincent C. Gray as his Chief of Staff. This has been an educational and eye-opening experience. While I appreciate the Mayor’s support, I strongly feel that remaining in this position would only cause continued distractions for the Mayor and his administration.
“I refuse to let my presence be the focal point of the administration and the reason why Mayor Gray’s progress is not getting the attention it deserves. I left the private sector to take this job – and my service to the city was a calling and never a source of self-enrichment.
“As a native of the District, I love this city. I love this Mayor and I want nothing but the very best for both. I personally have a need to move on with my professional and family life and wish the Mayor well.”