Inside LGW

LGW members met for their fourth session in the Thought Leadership Series on housing affordability. We welcomed some of the region’s top leaders on the housing issue for a moderated discussion on the scope of the housing supply problem, projections on its growth, and some possible ways forward out of the region's crisis.
Leaders from the LGW Signature Program Class of 2016 came together for a program day focused on environmental topics and rapid development along one of the region's top natural treasures - the southwest waterfront area and specifically The Wharf.  Our day kicked off at the Hyatt Place in Southwest DC with an overview of what sustainability means from a government and commercial development perspective from the leaders driving major redevelopment of Southwest DC:
At the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Accokeek, Maryland, environmental education and sustainability is the name of the game, and was the focus of LGW members’ last Community Service Day.
Thoughts on LGW's Leadership Exchange to Chicago, Illinois By Mark Bergel ('16), Founder & Executive Director, A Wider Circle When I saw the early march email for the LGW trip to Chicago, I had to read it twice to believe that the absolute worst elements of poverty - in a city where they are perhaps more present than any other city - were going to be the focus of an LGW trip. A more important trip I could not imagine.
LGW sat down with our outstanding - and sadly outgoing - intern, Yureea Lee, for a Q&A to recap her learning experiences with LGW and talk about where she's headed from here. Over the course her internship, Yureea worked closely with LGW's Marketing Communications Manager, Winston O'Neal, to learn the best practices and skills necessary to create persuasive messaging and social media content that drives engagement in programs and events.
Leadership Greater Washington’s Signature Class of 2016 met for their Health Program Day at Hope Connections for Cancer Support (thanks Paula Rothenberg ’00!) in northwest DC to explore the region’s innovations in health and medicine and to discuss the tension between the high demand for technologically-advanced treatments, limited supplies and high costs.
Leadership Greater Washington is honored to have a dynamic mother/daughter duo currently participating in both the 2016 Signature and Youth Leadership Greater Washington Programs. Pictured left is Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Generation Hope, a regional nonprofit providing direct sponsorships, one-on-one mentoring, and case management to teen parents pursuing college degrees in the Greater Washington region. Her daughter Nerissa Anderson, right, is a junior at Grace Christian Academy in Waldorf, MD, where she is a teacher's aide and plans to play basketball next year. 
Every year, Leadership Greater Washington throws THE event of the spring to honor the region’s most forward-thinking and innovative leaders in the public and private sectors dedicated to impacting positive change in Greater Washington. For LGW’s 2016 Innovative Leadership Awards Dinner, the area’s top decision makers in government, business, and in the community and non-profit spaces came together to celebrate forward-thinking individuals and organizations at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in northwest Washington, D.C.
"Leadership Greater Washington is a tremendous organization that lives up to it’s mission of connecting diverse leaders and stimulating their collaborative efforts through dynamic education, membership programs and events.
Innovation – simultaneously a buzz word and an often-misused strategic term in this town – was the topic of exploration at the LGW Signature Class of 2016’s last program day. Specifically, we explored an overview of the local startup community and what its impact looks like on the region, from financing to growth.