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Wanted: A Few Good Trustees

As the Langston Initiative moves forward, the Federal City Council (FC2) is recruiting trustees to join four committees to help guide project decision-making on everything from facilities planning to marketing and community outreach.

“The scope of the Langston Initiative is expansive and demands a lot of work,” says Emeka Moneme, FC2’s Deputy Executive Director. “We definitely want more arms and legs rowing with us. More importantly, we want to make sure as many trustees as possible feel real ownership of this work and have a chance to participate.”

The Langston Initiative committees—Golf and Tennis Facilities Planning, Finance and Operations Planning, Tourism, Events, and Partnerships, and Stakeholder and Community Outreach—will have 10 members apiece and meet three times over the next six months.

By reimagining DC’s three public golf courses—Langston, Rock Creek and East Potomac—and the tennis facility at East Potomac, the Langston Initiative seeks to create improved venues that draw residents and visitors alike. The FC2 hopes to sign a lease with the National Park Service by June 2018 to take over operation of the facilities. 

The Golf and Tennis Facilities Planning Committee will provide input on plans for the development of the sites, and the Finance and Operations Planning Committee will review finances and potential business models for running the golf courses and tennis center. The Tourism, Events and Partnerships team will consider marketing options and how to attract corporate and national events to the facilities. The Stakeholder and Community Outreach panel will look at how to work collaboratively with the community to preserve neighborhood character, culture and diversity.

To learn more about the Langston Initiative, contact Emeka Moneme: emoneme@federalcitycouncil.org