On December 7, 1999, the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously confirmed Mayor Anthony Williams’ nomination of Cecily E. Collier-Montgomery as Director of the Office of Campaign Finance of the Board of Elections and Ethics. Mrs. Montgomery had previously served as the Director of Campaign Finance since August of 1996. At that time, she returned to the Board of Elections and Ethics (now Board of Elections) where she served as the General Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel from November 1978 until November 1987.
Under the leadership of Mrs. Montgomery, the Office of Campaign Finance jump-started its Educational Outreach and Enforcement Programs such that compliance with the reporting requirements of the Campaign Finance Act is at an all-time high. During fiscal year 2002, due to the efforts of Mrs. Montgomery, the Office of Campaign Finance introduced a comprehensive Electronic Filing and Reporting System. This System allows reporting entities to electronically submit their financial reports at the OCF website, and disclose these reports, once received.
Prior to her appointment, Mrs. Montgomery served as the Deputy Register of Wills for the Probate Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from December 1989 to August 1996. She also served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Special Litigation Section of the Office of the Corporation Counsel from November 1987 to November 1989, and as a Law Clerk in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.