The Age-Friendly DC Task Force is appointed by the Mayor. Members include District government agency directors, community leaders, representatives from the nonprofit and business communities and the AARP District of Columbia State Office.
The public is welcome to attend the Thursday, August 2, 2018 Task Force meeting at AARP-DC, 100 M St. SE, Suite 650 (nearest METRO: Navy Yard). Please email us, if you plan to attend.
In December 2017 the 2012-2017 Age-Friendly DC Task Force concluded its work.
JOHN BEARD, WHO's director of Ageing and Life Course from Geneva, Switzerland, traveled here to attend the November 2017 meeting of the Task Force and to present a plaque the the Mayor, which reads, Washington DC was recognized for its leadership and achievement during he 5-year process as an Age-Friendly Community, ensuring that Washington, DC is a livable community for all people of all ages.
In February 2018 Mayor Muriel Bowser is signed the Age-Friendly DC 2018-2023 Establishment Order setting inotion the second five-year journey . The new Task Force appointed by the Mayor held its launch meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at AARP-DC.
Members of the 2018-2023 Age-Friendly DC Task Force are listed below. In time for its August 2nd meeting, the Task Force made recommendations to the Mayor to update the 2012-2017 Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan.. The Age-Friendly DC 2023 Strategic Plan will be published, sent to the World Health Organization and its United States agent, AARP in late September 2018.
2018-2023 Age-Friendly DC Task Force
|Jay Melder*||Chief of Staff Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services|
|Kim Alfonso*||Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind|
|Eric Shaw||DC Office of Planning|
|Jeffrey Marootian||District Department of Transportation|
|Polly Donaldson||Department of Housing and Community Development|
|Ramin Taheri||Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education|
|Lamont Akins||Mayor's Office of Community Affairs|
|Victoria Lanteigne||Steven Winter Associates|
|Ron Swanda||Advocate for Older Adults|
|Matthew McCollough||Office of Disability Rights|
|Joe McDonald||Catholic University|
|Mary Terrell||Department of Employment Services|
|Romaine Thomas||DC Retired Educators of America|
|Barney Krucoff||Office of the Chief Technology Officer|
|Laura Newland||DC Office on Aging|
|Dr. Sandra Owens Lawson||Behvioral Programs Consultant|
|Kevin Donahue||Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice|
|Linda Mathes||American Red Cross of the National Capital Region|
|Laura Zeilinger||Department of Human Services|
|Nathan Kayne Regan||In-fin-iti|
|Gail Gibson Hunt||National Alliance for Caregiving|
|Brian Kenner||Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development|
|Ashley Emerson||Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity|
* Co-chairs of the Task Force
Task Force-approved notes from previous Task Force meetings are attached.