Age Friendly DC in 2023 Task Force

Washington, DC
Health and Human Services

Total public members:                  18     

Method of Appointment:              Appointed by Mayor  

Length of Appointment:               5 years

Residency:                                       Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards

Paid board:                                      No (all roles are voluntary)



The purpose of the Task Force is to advise the Mayor on ways to continue to make the District of Columbia an ever-easier place to grow older. The work of the Task Force shall build on teh last five (5) years of work of the Age Friendly DC Initiative and shall be organized around three (3) themes - the built environment, attitudes about growing older, and lifetime health and security - divided into eight World Health Organization domains and six (6) DC-specific domains.


  • One (1) DC Resident to serve as Community Co-Chair
  • One (1) representative with professional or subject matter expertise on impact and opportunities for the aging population in each of the following areas:
    • Local business community
    • Academic institutions
    • Philanthropic institutions
  • One (1) representative with expertise in each of the following domains:
    • Domain 1: Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
    • Domain 2: Transportation
    • Domain 3: Housing
    • Domain 4: Social Participation
    • Domain 5: Respect and Social Inclusion
    • Domain 6: Civic Participation and Employment
    • Domain 7: Communication and Information
    • Domain 8: Community Support and Health Services
    • Domain 9: Disaster Preparedness and Response
    • Domain 10: Abuse, Neglect, and Fraud
    • Domain 11: Financial Security
    • Domain 12: Lifelong Learning
    • Domain 13: Public Safety
    • Domain 14: Caregiving


Public members of the Task Force shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor from the date of their appointment until December 31, 2023, unless earlier removed by the Mayor.




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