WDCEP Presents: On the Front Lines with Canavan & Toney

Contact: Raguel Broy Turner
Manager, PR & Communications

September 11, 2006

Washington, D.C.—Join two of the District of Columbia’s most influential policymakers, Patrick Canavan, director of DCRA and Causton Toney, chairperson of the DC Taxicab Commission at the WDCEP Business Initiatives Breakfast on Thursday, September 14, 2006, 8-10 a.m., 1301 K St, NW.

Dr. Canavan and Mr. Toney oversee large and complicated enterprises for the District. Each is well known as a committed visionary with daunting responsibility for change resistant city agencies. Their work and success touch the lives of almost every person in the District.

Both have the massive duty of keeping District residents, businesses and visitors protected. Both have worked to overhaul agencies with systemic challenges and both are on a mission to make them better.

In just one year, Dr. Canavan has implemented changes and new programs to modernize and streamline the services of DCRA. From the Homeowners Center, a one-stop permit shop for District homeowners seeking to make renovations and repairs to the crack down on illegitimate businesses and enhanced licensing enforcement inspections; DCRA is ensuring consumer protection.

As Chairperson of the Taxicab Commission, Causton Toney oversees of DC’s public vehicle-for-hire industry, which includes taxicabs and limousines. Mr. Toney’s work includes: strategic plans to improve the taxi service, standards and professionalism.

Thursday, September 14, 2006
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Reed Smith LLP
1301 K St., NW
East Tower Penthouse
(Metro: McPherson Square-blue/orange line)


Dr. Patrick Canavan
Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs

Causton Toney, Esq.
DC Taxicab Commission

The cost to attend this event is $35 and registration is required. Seating for this event is limited, please RSVP by Tuesday, September 12, 2006.

You can now register on-line for this and any other WDCEP event! You have the option to pay by credit card on the secured site or register now and pay later by check. Just go to the Economic Partnership Events page and complete the registration form.

It’s not too late to register for the 2006 Annual Meeting Luncheon and Development Showcase. For more information, go to the Annual Meeting page.


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