Background on the Draft Goals and Objectives
In September 2013, Mayor Gray established the Age-Friendly DC Task Force
comprised of 24 members from inside and outside government. The Task Force is charged with developing city-wide recommendations for improvements and enhancements to transform the District of Columbia into an age-friendly city and recommend methods to chart the District’s progress.
In order to draft the recommendations, the Task Force was provided with a report of findings from community feedback gathered in 2012 and 2013. Task Force committees were formed for each of the 10 age-friendly domains
. These committees invited additional public, private, and community representatives to weigh in on their domain-specific recommendations and met regularly through the spring and summer of 2014. The committees have produced a compilation of that work in a draft goals and objectives document.
The public comment period for the draft goals and objectives is now closed. The Task Force is working to incorporate the public feedback we heard at our community meetings and will present a final document of recommended goals and objectives to the Mayor. This document is a compilation of the many voices we heard from. These final recommendations will inform the Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan (2014-2017) which will outline DC's strategy to become an age-friendly city.
If you have questions or comments on the draft goals and objectives, you can always contact Age-Friendly DC staff at (202) 727-7973 or firstname.lastname@example.org.