Douglass W. Gordon has been appointed executive director of the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board. Gordon was selected from a group of 31 applicants. For the past seven months he has been acting director, supervising preparations for legal gambling in the District.

Before that he served as deputy assistant director of the Office of State Agency Affairs, the Department of Human Resources' liaison office with the federal government. He was responsible for developing state plans and preparing the agency's budget. Gordon formerly was an administrator at Georgetown University and the director of a national project on preventing speech and language handicaps in young children, sponsored by the Board of Education for the Handicapped and the American Speech and Hearing Association.

Mayor Marion Barry has named Mildred Goodman, deputy director of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Department of Human Rights, to the D.C. Development Corporation Board. He also named Margaret B. Stewart, a funeral home proprietor, to the Commission on Licensure to Practice the Healing Arts.

The D.C. Development Corporation receives District funding to build and rehabilitate District housing. The Commission on Licensure to Practice the Healing Arts licenses and regulates the practices of physicians.

Alonzo Evans, director of the Washington Urban League's Word Processing Center and a member of the University of the District of Columbia's first graduating class in 1978, is leading the U.D.C. Alumni Association's first membership recruitment drive, which began this month. The drive's goal is to recruit 1,000 new members by the end of the campaign in October.

The campaign will focus on the Washington metropolitan area, where the largest number of alumni of U.D.C. and its predecessor institutions are located. Alumni will be invited to a series of receptions to be held throughout the metropolitan area.

The Alumni Association was formed in 1979 by graduates of U.D.C. and members of the alumni associations of the former D.C. Teachers College, Federal City College and Washington Technical Institute. The association raises funds for student scholarships and university programs and sponsors class reunions, homecoming activities, group travel and social activities.

D.C. City Council member H.R. Crawford recently hosted the first biennial Advisory Neighborhood Commission Recognition Reception to express appreciation for the work of the former advisory neighborhood commissioners of Ward 7, who serverd as volunteer liaisons between the city government and the community. Honorary resolutions were presented by Crawford and council members Charlene Drew Jarvis, Betty Ann Kane and John Ray to commissioners H.J. Amons Sr., Junetta D. Banks, Lowell Q. Cotton, Wilmur A. Davis, James H. Hannaham, Barbara Hogan, Maryland D. Kemp, John R. Lindsey Jr., Thomas L. Lindsey, Doris Y. Smalley, Bernice M. Thomas, Nadine G. Thompkins and Reginald C. Winter Jr. Mayor Marion Barry and Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy were among those who attended the reception.

Kenneth E. Spann has been installed as president of the Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs. A District resident since 1960, Spann is vice president of the Board of Education of the Catholic Archdiocese and secretary-treasurer for the Office Service Group of the Greater Southeast Hospital Foundation. He replaces outgoing president Francis J. Ferguson.

Ten outstanding members of the Boys and Girls Clubs also were honored during installation ceremonies. They are Tyrone Davis, 11; Ashia Malvin, 11; Yvette Moten, 16; Larry Holmes, 10; Larry Graham, 14; Emmanuel Todd, 13; Dennis Wooford, 14; Brian Ham, 10; Anthony Cooper, 10; and Harvey Graves, 13.