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.  

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Designed as an incentive to direct capital to areas experiencing uneven, post-recession economic recovery, Opportunity Zones offer attractive tax benefits for individuals and corporations. Originally introduced in the Investing in Opportunity Act in 2017, Opportunity Zones were thought to promote growth through long-term investments in rural and low-income urban communities throughout the nation to encourage additional private investment.

In a March breakfast with Federal City Council (FC2) trustees, Chuck Rosenberg, the former head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, offered a sobering appraisal of the state of gun violence, law enforcement safety and drug abuse in the United States today.

Rosenberg noted that 120 people die daily of opioid overdoses in the United States. Those numbers have increased significantly with the arrival of synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl, and the spread of “a pain management and a pill culture” that encourages widespread opioid use.