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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.

The Parkside Center: FC2 Helps Advance Innovative Adult Learning Project

Submitted by mcrawford on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:20

East of the River, in Wards 7 and 8, the District experiences vast disparities in employment and educational attainment. Home to 25 percent of the District’s residents, unemployment here exceeds 15 percent. Mired in a cycle of educational underachievement, high school graduation rates here are the lowest in the city, and few residents go to college.

Federal City Council Testimony on Pepco Exelon Merger

Submitted by FCC on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:09

 

Good evening. My name is Kevin Clinton and I am the Chief Operating Officer for the Federal City Council. The Federal City Council is a civic organization comprised of the area’s top business, professional, education and non-profit leaders committed to the improvement of the District of Columbia. The Council operates at the intersection of the private sector, the District government and the federal government to develop and implement solutions to our most important challenges.

 

Trustee Spotlight: Steve Harlan, Emeritus Trustee

Submitted by mcrawford on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:14

 

For the fourth part in our ongoing series of Trustee Spotlights, we spoke with Stephen Harlan, an Emeritus Trustee with the Federal City Council. Now retired, Stephen is a partner at Harlan Enterprises, and has served as Chairman of the real estate firm H.G. Smithy, and Vice Chairman of KPMG..

How long have you been a trustee of the Federal City Council?

Trustee Spotlight: Carol Thompson Cole, President and CEO, Venture Philanthropy Partners

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:59

 

For the third part in our ongoing series of Trustee Spotlights, we spoke with Carol Thompson Cole, President and CEO, Venture Philanthropy Partners. Carol has a long history with the FCC, both as a community partner and within senior leadership, and we are grateful to her for taking the time to speak with us.

What role do you play as President and CEO at Venture Philanthropy Partners?

Virginia Hayes Williams Life Celebration Service

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:26

 

Friends and colleagues of Virginia Hayes Williams are invited to attend a celebration of her life and her many accomplishments on Saturday, March 22nd at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The event will feature reflections of her life from her friends and family, as well as prayers and performances by the Washington Performing Arts Society and Duke Ellington students. The host of the event will be Andrea Roane, Weekday Morning News Anchor for WUSA 9. Full details are below:

Virginia Hayes Williams Life Celebration Service

Trustee Spotlight: Timothy C. Coughlin, Edgemoor Investment Advisors

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:31

 

For the second part in our ongoing series of Trustee Spotlights, we spoke with Timothy Coughlin, Managing Director at Edgemoor Investment Advisors. We appreciate him taking the time to share information about his background with the Federal City Council and his interests in the community. 

What role do you play as Managing Director at Edgemoor Investment Advisors?

Trustee Spotlight: Charles Miller, Covington & Burling LLP

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 09:48

 

On October 4, 2013, we interviewed Charles Miller of Covington & Burling LLP for our first ever Trustee Spotlight. Charles is the General Counsel of the Federal City Council and has been a member of the organization for over 20 years. Thank you, Charles, for taking the time to speak with us.

What role do you play at Covington & Burling?

Union Station and the Federal City Council

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 11:50

Former Mayor Anthony Williams writes:

Along with the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, Amtrak, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Akridge, the Federal City Council is actively involved in planning the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the re-opening of Washington’s Union Station. I am proud of the role that the Federal City Council played in the restoration of Union Station and the role we will continue to play as we work on improvements to the station for the next generation of residents and visitors.

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