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

Hot coffee and sweet pastries welcomed Mayor Bowser’s special invited guests to the DC Faith Leaders Breakfast which was co-hosted by Federal City Council in honor of Black History Month. Economic growth and affordable housing were the themes underscored in her address to these prominent district residents who arrived eagerly to sit in the beautiful Museum of the Bible to listen to their mayor help bridge the gap between policy and faith.

A delegation of D.C. civic and business leaders, including members of the Federal City Council (FC2), traveled to Georgia to see how Atlanta-based Purpose Build Communities has helped to build stronger, healthier and more resilient neighborhoods.

The Purpose Built Communities’ model encourages local leaders to transform struggling neighborhoods through new mixed-use development and by offering vital, on-site components such as education and wellness resources.