2022 WDCEP Annual Meeting
April 28, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
The Washington DC Economic Partnership’s Annual Meeting attracts over 700 attendees each year, bringing together a variety of leaders, visionaries, and stakeholders, to celebrate economic development achievements, recognize successes and highlight the impacts and accomplishments of our city. This year’s Annual Meeting also celebrates WDCEP’s 20th Anniversary.
James E. Clyburn
James E. Clyburn is the Majority Whip and the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives. He previously served in the post from 2007 to 2011 and served as Assistant Democratic Leader from 2011 to 2019.
When he came to Congress in 1993 to represent South Carolina’s sixth congressional district, Congressman Clyburn was elected co-president of his freshman class and quickly rose through leadership ranks. He was subsequently elected Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Vice Chair, and later Chair, of the House Democratic Caucus.
As a national leader, he has championed economic development and many of his initiatives have become law.
Congressman Clyburn will be reflecting on his work on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and other key legislative measures that will impact the future of the District and the country’s economic development efforts.
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Mayor Muriel Bowser is committed to making sure every Washingtonian gets a fair shot in a growing and prosperous Washington, DC. Her administration is focused on making DC’s prosperity more inclusive, advancing DC values, and building safer, stronger, and healthier neighborhoods across DC’s eight wards.
Washington, DC is unique in the American political system – the mayor, DC’s chief executive, functions as a governor, county executive, and mayor. Like governors, Mayor Bowser runs Medicaid, issues driver’s licenses, and has tax authority. Like county executives, Mayor Bowser runs the local jail, and, unlike most mayors, also oversees the public school system. In 2020, Washington, DC is home to 705,000 people across 68 square miles, has a AAA bond rating, and an annual budget of more than $15 billion.
Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio
Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio serves as the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in the District of Columbia. As Deputy Mayor, Mr. Falcicchio is responsible for the District’s economic development strategy, overseeing a multitude of aligned Agencies, as well as managing the City’s portfolio of real estate development projects that drive economic development in communities that deliver affordable housing, jobs and amenities to residents. Those projects include the transformative developments at the St Elizabeth’s East Campus, the Parks at Walter Reed and Hill East as well as dozens of other projects across all eight Wards.