Former D.C. Mayor Tony Williams addressed the WBC Board of Governors at Columbia Country Club on Friday, November 22. Mr. Williams is currently the CEO and Executive Director of the Federal City Council of Washington, DC. Established in 1954, the Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of the District of Columbia. Since its founding, the organization has a rich history of achievement, having played a critical role in the creation of Metro, the renovation of Union Station, the establishment of Verizon Center, and the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Comprised of the area’s top business, professional, education and civic leaders, the Federal City Council works with the District and federal governments to develop and implement solutions to important community problems. By serving as a trusted partner for civic improvement, and by bringing to bear the knowledge, experience, access, and resources of its members, the Council plays a critical role in the advancement of the District.
Mr. Williams was elected to two terms as the fourth mayor of Washington, D.C. from 1999 to January 2007, having served as its Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 1998. He was the Bloomberg Lecturer in Public Management at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government from 2009 through 2012. Mr. Williams also served as The Corporate Executive Board Executive Director of Global Government Practice from January 2010 to January 2012 and as a Senior Fellow from January 2012 to June 2012.