One City Summit

Dear DC Resident:

Join me and 1,000 other DC residents on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the “One City Summit” – a frank and open conversation about what needs to be done to create Washington, DC as One City.

At the event, you will have the opportunity to let your voice be heard by:

  • Voting on specific priorities for action in the coming year Brainstorming new ideas about how the D.C. Government can work more effectively with its citizens
  • Identifying ways you can be more involved in future efforts to create a more unified city that works for everyone Learning about current efforts to grow our economy, improve our schools, create more jobs, and other initiatives underway to move our city forward
  • Discussing some of the biggest challenges that prevent our city from becoming truly One City Sharing your views in small group discussions and listening to neighbors from every part of the District

Along with other top city officials, I will be present all day to listen to your concerns and hear your ideas. A free lunch will be served to everyone who attends!

Have you ever wondered what “One City” really is?  One City is not just a logo or a slogan. It is the recognition that all District residents, no matter their differences, are bound together by a common destiny and a shared desire to make the city even better for the people who live here. Regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ward or neighborhood, we all want a vibrant, sustainable city, where all residents have an opportunity to provide for themselves and their families, where every neighborhood is safe, where every student goes to a good school, where every tax dollar is spent wisely on a government that works, and where citizens’ voices really count.

In order to create such a city, we need your help. The One City Summit will offer residents from all parts of the District the chance to talk together, learn from each other, and help find solutions to the challenges we face. It will help Washington, DC become a more livable, vibrant and inclusive city – for everyone. Join me and your fellow District residents at this informative, interactive, high tech meeting to help identify priorities for the future.

I encourage you to register for the summit today on the One City Summit webpage or by calling (202) 709-5132. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to let your voice be heard. I look forward to seeing you on February 11th.

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Vincent C. Gray

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