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Age-Friendly DC Task Force

All are welcome to view the May 4th meeting notes, while listening to the recording of the meeting.


The Age-Friendly DC Task Force met October 29 to compare notes on progress.

View the Tuesday, October 29 Meeting Meeting Notes[PDF]

View the Agenda for the May 4th Task Force Meeting[PDF]. The Age-Friendly DC 2019 Progress Report will be released at this meeting.



In December 2017 the 2012-2017 Age-Friendly DC Task Force concluded its work.

John Beard, World Health Organization's then 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 to Mayor Muriel Bowser, which reads, "Washington DC was recognized for its leadership and achievement during 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 signed the Age-Friendly DC 2018-2023 Establishment Order setting in motion 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.

Forging Ahead

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

Rayna Smith*

Chief of Staff Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

Kim Alfonso*

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Andrew Trueblood

DC Office of Planning

Tama Duffy Day


Jeffrey Marootian

District Department of Transportation

Rachel Maisler

Wonk Policy and Communications

Polly Donaldson

Department of Housing and Community Development

Dr. Katrina Polk

Enterprise Community Partners

Jeanne Locher

Mayor's Office of Community Affairs

Ron Swanda

Advocate for Older Adults

Matthew McCollough

Office of Disability Rights

Judge (ret.) Mary Terrell

Department of Employment Services

Romaine Thomas

DC Retired Educators of America

Lindsey Parker

Office of the Chief Technology Officer

Susan Donley


Laura Newland

Department of Aging and Community Living

Dr. Sandra Owens Lawson

Behavioral Programs Consultant

Michelle Vanneman

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

Winona Lake


Gail Gibson Hunt

National Alliance for Caregiving

Denise Roper

Internal Revenue Service

Delano Hunter

Department of Parks and Recreation

Brian Kenner

Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Ashley Emerson

Mayor’s Office of African Affairs

Brittany Branand

NORC University of Chicago

Sean Barry

American Hospital Association

* Co-chairs of the Task Force

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