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. The Age-Friendly DC 2023 Strategic Plan, released by Mayor Bowser in October 2018, was based on Task Force recommendations.
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|
|Andrew Trueblood||DC Office of Planning|
|Jeffrey Marootian||District Department of Transportation|
|Polly Donaldson||Department of Housing and Community Development|
|Aurora Steinle||Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education|
|Jeanne Locher||Mayor's Office of Community Affairs|
|Ron Swanda||Advocate for Older Adults|
|Matthew McCollough||Office of Disability Rights|
|Mary Terrell||Department of Employment Services|
|Romaine Thomas||DC Retired Educators of America|
|Lindsey Parker||Office of the Chief Technology Officer|
|Laura Newland||DC Office on Aging|
|Dr. Sandra Owens Lawson||Behvioral Programs Consultant|
|Michelle Venemann||Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice|
|Linda Mathes||American Red Cross of the National Capital Region|
|Susan Saunders McKenzie||DC Attorney|
|Laura Zeilinger||Department of Human Services|
|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.