The District is poised for further economic growth, but not all residents have the skills and training to participate. The FCC is working to ensure that residents can take part in the region’s current and future workforce.
Washington DC has been an example of fiscal responsibility and discipline over the past decade. The FCC wants to sustain the city’s hard-earned reputation for spending taxpayer dollars wisely and effectively.
Increased traffic congestion has become a major impediment to economic development, especially downtown. The FCC is focused on reducing traffic congestion, strengthening the Metro system, and investing in infrastructure.
The future prosperity of the city depends, in large part, on the success of the public school system. The FCC is pushing for continued public school improvement, effective use of school funds, and high-quality education across the city.
05/07/2013: Position Available: Communications Associate
The Federal City Council is hiring a Communications Associate. For information about the position and to learn how to apply, click here.
05/03/2013: Washington Business Journal: FCC's Proposed 'Bank' Modeled After Chicago, Massachusetts
The Washington Business Journal recently published an article on FCC's proposal to create an Infrastructure Trust for the District's development projects and financial needs.
02/19/2013: Washington Post: Anthony Williams and Alice Rivlin Will Lead CFO Search
Mayor Vincent C. Gray has turned to a pair of reliable allies to lead the national search for the District's next chief financial officer: Former mayor Anthony A. Williams and ex-presidential budget director Alice Rivlin.
12/07/2012: Federal City Council Approves New President and Chairman
At a busy Federal City Council Winter Board meeting, the trustees of the Federal City Council approved new leadership appointments for the upcoming year at the annual meeting of the Federal City Council on December 3, 2012. Trustees approved Rep. Tom Davis as President and Robert "Bob" Flanagan as Chairman of the Federal City Council.
04/23/2012: Mayor Vincent Gray Proclaims "John W. Hill Day" in DC
Mayor Vincent Gray, speaking at the Federal City Council Spring Board meeting earlier today, thanked the Federal City Council for its partnership and congratulated its members for the selection of former mayor Anthony Williams at the organization's next chief executive officer. Before closing, he acknowledged current CEO John Hill for his eight years of service to the Federal City Council and his contributions to the nation's capital and its residents. Mayor Gray finished by proclaiming April 23, 2012, "John W. Hill Day" in the District of Columbia.
04/19/2012: Former Mayor Anthony Williams Named Federal City Council CEO
Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams has accepted the position as the new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Federal City Council, an organization of civic leaders that works with public officials to solve key challenges facing the city of Washington, D.C. Williams, who assumes his new position on July 1, 2012, succeeds John W. Hill Jr., who announced in October that he would not be renewing his contract.
02/22/2012: Washington Post: Steven Knapp - Let's make DC into a high-tech hub
In most countries, the capital city is a center of commerce as well as the seat of government. Until recently, that was not true in the United States. Washington was viewed narrowly as a center of politics and power. That image is now changing, as more corporations move their headquarters here. But the change will have to accelerate if the District and the Washington region are to thrive in an era of government cutbacks.
02/06/2012: City Releases Results of School Quality Study
Read the recent Illinois Facilities Fund study prepared for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education. The report addresses school quality across the city and identifies the ten key D.C. neighborhoods where there is an urgent need for high-quality educational options. Click on title above to download full document.
10/18/2011: CEO John Hill Announces Plans to Step Down in 2012
At the Federal City Council’s annual meeting in October, CEO John Hill informed members that he will not seek renewal of his employment contract when it expires at the end of August 2012.
05/17/2011: Federal City Council Takes on Longstanding D.C. Challenges
The Federal City Council released its new strategic plan, which focuses heavily on key challenges facing the city and its elected leaders.