About the Federal City Council

Established in 1954, the Federal City Council (FC2 or "Council") is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of the District of Columbia.  Since its founding, the FC2 has a rich history of achievement, having played a critical role in the creation of Metro, the renovation of Union Station, the establishment of the Verizon Center, and the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Avenue. Comprised of the area’s top business, professional, education and civic leaders, the Council works with the District and federal governments to develop and implement solutions to important community problems. By serving as a trusted partner for civic improvement, and by bringing to bear the knowledge, experience, access, and resources of its members, the Council plays a critical role in the advancement of the District of Columbia.  

FC2 News

WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal City Council congratulates the District of Columbia for being named as one of 20 finalists to attract Amazon’s HQ2. The winning city will benefit from an expected 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment, which would be transformative for the economy of DC and the region.

Making it to this stage of Amazon’s HQ2 competition illuminates the competitiveness and attractiveness of DC as a location to innovate and grow a business, under the leadership of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Brian Kenner.

After nearly a year of work, the DC Cross-Sector Collaboration Task Force is preparing to release its interim recommendations to advance collaboration between the DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the District’s public charter schools.

Charged with developing recommendations to improve the coherence of public education in the District, the task force expects to release its interim recommendations in January and its final advice to Mayor Muriel Bowser in June 2018.