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|
|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.