Inside LGW

“Wow, what an experience”; these are the short words that best sum up the three days of our DC-based Leadership Exchange with the Fellows of Leadership Greater Chicago. Last week’s Leadership Exchange was our third session with Leadership Greater Chicago and our second opportunity to play host to LGC for an exceptional connection-building experience centered on advancing civic dialogue on important issues, replete with several components unique only to the nation’s capital.
As crimson falling leaves give way to the bare branches of winter in the region, it’s with a heavy sigh we say goodbye to Brett Sachs, LGW’s Fall 2016 Marketing Communications Intern from Vanderbilt University.
Meet Lori: Lori Arguelles brings nearly 30 years of experience in executive management, public relations, and government relations to her position as Executive Director of the Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF).
Last week, LGW’s Signature Program Class of 2017 met for another insightful program focused on regional issues, this time turning to discuss how the business of providing arts and entertainment impacts the economic and cultural landscapes of Greater Washington.
LGW members met at Goodwill of Greater Washington's (GGW) Glebe Road Retail Store & Donation Center in Arlington for our fifth Community Service Day -- to learn about the scope of work and needs of the organization and to help families on the path to self-sufficiency through a volunteer project. 
Over 130 regional leaders met Wednesday at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington, D.C. for LGW’s “Future of Greater Washington,” a Leadership Exchange held in partnership with Leadership Arlington, Leadership Fairfax, Leadership Howard County, Leadership Montgomery, and Leadership Prince George’s, and sponsored by Accenture.
Last week LGW members came together to continue our discussion on the regional housing crisis, this time from an employer’s perspective. At Session V of the Thought Leadership Series on housing affordability, entitled “Solving the Housing Crisis for Employers,” members engaged with a panel of industry experts on how businesses can improve their employees’ and prospective employees’ access to sensible housing options: 
This October, LGW members got lucky. In just one week after Hurricane Matthew swept up the Atlantic Seaboard with torrential downpour and heavy winds throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, LGW members headed out on a special day trip to Stone Tower Winery in wonderful weather.    
During the 2016 Fall Kick Off, hosted on October 5 at the historic Anderson House in Dupont Circle, LGW awarded the Maxine R. Baker YLGW Scholarship Award to Oshae Moore, a Youth Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2016 graduate and a senior at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA.
Washington, D.C. - On October 5th, Leadership Greater Washington hosted its annual Fall Kick Off at the Anderson House in Dupont Circle. Nearly 250 local business, government, non-profit, and community leaders gathered at the historic venue to kick off the beginning of a new year of community-focused  LGW programs and events. The 2016 Fall Kick Off, presented by Total Wine and sponsored by Linder Global Events, brought together members and guests to rekindle old friendships and bridge new connections between regional leaders.