• Anacostia River Initiative

    Transforming the Anacostia into a showcase for a world class capital city

  • Infrastructure Investment

    Facilitating private sector investment and innovation in public infrastructure projects

  • Congestion

    Applying state-of-the-art technology solutions to the city’s transportation challenges

  • Education Reform

    Supporting school reform and high quality school options for DC students and parents

  • Tourism Promotion

    Heightening global awareness of the city's educational richness and historic relevance

About the Federal City Council

Established in 1954, the Federal City Council (FCC or "Council") is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of the District of Columbia.  Since its founding, the FCC 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.  

FCC News

On February 12th, former Mayor Anthony A. Williams, the Chair of the DC Tax Revision Commission, testified at a DC Council hearing on behalf of the TRC's recommendations. His full testimony can be found below. 

Good afternoon Chair Mendelson and Councilmembers.

Thank you for creating, and continuing to support, the DC Tax Revision Commission.  And thank you for allowing us to present our recommendations.   I ask the Council to enter the report of our Recommendations dated February 12th, 2014 into the record.

Washington, D.C.   Former Mayor Anthony A. Williams announced today that his mother Virginia E. Hayes Williams died in Los Angeles after a brief illness.  Mrs. Williams, a former professional singer and postal worker, was 87.


A colorful and energetic woman, Williams was known for her enthusiasm for the District of Columbia and her love of song.   It has been said that she would never miss an opportunity to sing, and did so frequently at official functions, churches and social gatherings.