Citywide Townhall to Help Set Agenda for Mayor

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Tenleytown residents are invited to join others in the District on January 17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to help shape a vision for the next four years in DC. Talking Transition DC, modeled after an initiative used in New York City as Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, is an effort by a consortium of local policy organizations to gather input from citizens across the city on challenges, needs, and priorities for the new administration of Mayor Muriel Bowser. 

Launched in early December, Talking Transition has already begun gathering citizens’ opinions through a 23-question online survey that asks respondents to rank the current quality of various public services and government programs in the District, as well as whether they are improving or declining.

The findings of the survey will be presented at the citywide town meeting, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on the 17th. Participants will engage in facilitated small group discussions and micro-polling on their priorities for DC.

The survey results and outcomes of the town meeting will subsequently be presented to Mayor Bowser.

Those interested in attending the town meeting can register online through Talking Transition’s Eventbrite page. Space is limited, and registration closes on January 10.

Can’t attend the meeting, but still want to add your voice? Take the online survey. We did, and found it quick and easy to complete.

Talking Transition DC is an initiative of the Urban Institute, DC Vote, the National Institute for Civil Discourse, and DC Working Families.