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Welcome to the Federal City Council’s blog; a location where our CEO, former Mayor Anthony Williams, staff and trustees will share their thoughts on important community problems and promising opportunities to advance the District of Columbia.

Trustee Profile: A Legacy of Community Stewardship

Submitted by mcrawford on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 13:55

Charles C. “Sandy” Wilkes finds, in his Federal City Council membership, a singular opportunity to give back to the community he dearly loves and to continue the legacy of his grandfather, one of the FC2’s founding members and its first general counsel. 

A native Washingtonian, lawyer and successful real estate developer, Wilkes has long been committed to FC2’s mission of progressive and thoughtful leadership in the areas of economic development, fiscal policy and social justice. 

The Anacostia Waterfront Trust and Its Water, Land and Community Mission

Submitted by mcrawford on Fri, 10/16/2015 - 13:44

More than a century ago, the Anacostia River and waterfront was envisioned as a bucolic civic space. Instead, it became Washington, D.C.’s badly polluted and forgotten river, carving a social and economic divide between the District’s east and west neighborhoods. 

DC Fiscal Policy: A Core Mission for the Federal City Council

Submitted by mcrawford on Fri, 09/11/2015 - 09:14

 

Chief among the Federal City Council’s (FC2) pivotal initiatives and projects is its long-standing commitment to the fiscal integrity of the District of Columbia and its continued economic vitality and growth.

Working with like-minded organizations and District officials, the FC2 has emphasized the virtuous cycle of investment, economic development and increased tax revenues to maintain the city’s fiscal stability while also preserving its autonomy.

The Langston Initiative: A New Vision for the District’s Public Golf Courses

Submitted by mcrawford on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 14:28

 

Within the pastoral beauty of Washington’s three public golf courses is a historic opportunity for transformation. The Federal City Council (FC2) is reimagining the Langston, Rock Creek and East Potomac golf courses, with a vision of partnering with the National Park Service (NPS) and the District of Columbia to open up new avenues for education, tourism and economic opportuni-ty.

Trustee Spotlight: Zuhairah Scott Washington, General Manager, UBER DC

Submitted by mcrawford on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:31

 

IF WE WERE SITTING HERE A YEAR FROM NOW CELEBRATING WHAT A GREAT YEAR THIS HAS BEEN FOR YOU AND YOUR ROLE…WHAT WOULD WE BE CELEBRATING?

One of the biggest things is the success we’ve had on a regulatory front. The success we’ve seen in DC, Maryland and Virginia…really ensuring the longevity of our business for many, many years to come…hopefully. I think that would be a huge win, not only for Uber, but for all residents of the DMV who use our service.

Anacostia Waterfront Trust Stormwater Luncheon

Submitted by mcrawford on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:26

 

The newly formed Anacostia Waterfront Trust hosted its first Stormwater Luncheon on Wednesday, July 1st 2015 in the Federal City Council Boardroom.  Nearly 40 business and civic leaders were in attendance, including the District Department of Environment Director Tommy Wells and senior EPA officials.  The new Anacostia Waterfront Trust has been created to restore a clean and healthy Anacostia, improve adjacent public lands, and help strengthen communities near the river.

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