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Age-Friendly DC Task Force

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.

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 meeting of the Task Force and to present a plaque the the Mayor, which reads,  Washington DC is hereby recognized for its leadership and achievement of the 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 expected to sign the Age-Friendly DC 2018-2023 Establishment Order that will set the second five-year journey in motion.  The launch meeting of the 2018-2023 Age-Friendly DC Task Force will be held Thursday, March 22, 10-12, Location TBA

Members of the 2012-2017 Age-Friendly DC Task Force are listed below.  The Task Force  evaluated the progress made in implementing the Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan since 2012.  The Age-Friendly DC Five Year Progress Report was very favorably reviewed by the World Health Organization and it United States Agent, AARP. 


                                 2012-2017 Age-Friendly DC Task Force

HyeSook Chung* 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
Christian Kent Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Polly Donaldson Department of Housing and Community Development
Deborah Royster Seabury Resources for Aging
Charon Hines Mayor's Office of Community Affairs
Ron Swanda AARP
Matthew McCollough Office of Disability Rights
Mario Acosta-Velez DC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Mary Terrell Department of Employment Services
Romain Thomas DC Retired Educators of America 
Archana Vemulapalli Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Stuart Rosenthal The Beacon Newspapers
Laura Newland DC Office on Aging
Saul Levin American Psychiatric Association
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
Kathleen Quinn National Adult Protective Services Association
Jennifer Niles Deputy Mayor for Education
Brian Kenner Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Courtney Snowden Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity

* Co-chairs of the Task Force

Task Force-approved notes from previous Task Force meetings are attached.