Panel Discussion: A Ten-Year Reflection on the Williams Administration’s Development Legacy

Featuring Anthony Williams, former D.C. mayor

When Mayor Tony Williams took office in 1999, he and other city leaders outlined an ambitious development agenda for D.C. Their “Vision for Growing an Inclusive City” outlined broad goals such as preserving and creating mixed-income neighborhoods, encouraging the development of new housing to support 100,000 new residents, and reducing barriers to opportunity across race, education, income, and geography. Ten years after the Williams administration, we host a conversation with the former mayor and other panelists discussing the development choices of his administration, including successes, failures, and insights into maintaining affordable housing in the District today. Panelists include: Mayor Anthony Williams; Aakash Thakkar, EYA; and Ramon Jacobson, deputy director, LISC. Moderated by Tom Sherwood, NBC4.

This program is a collaboration with the Center for Washington Area Studies and relates to the exhibition For the Record: Picturing D.C. Free, but registration is required. Register online.