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

The District of Columbia's economy remains remarkably strong and resilient, but some of the District’s top civic and elected leaders believe that the economy will face challenges on multiple fronts in the near and distant future.

“We’ve gotten used to the good news about the fiscal situation in the District of Columbia,” said Alice Rivlin, an FC2 trustee and senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. “For quite a number of years we’ve had an improving fiscal situation, but there are risks.”

Launched in January 2018, the MetroNow Coalition is the culmination of more than a year’s work by the Federal City Council (FC2) and other civic organizations to create a regional alliance to advocate for comprehensive Metro reform.

The Coalition will capitalize on legislative initiatives in the region to urge elected officials to immediately approve legislation to reform Metro’s governance, funding and operations. At this point, seven bills are pending in Virginia, two in Maryland and one in the District.