GGWash is celebrating 11 years as a community of engaged readers and advocates who are working to make this great region even greater through walkable urban places.
Join us for our 11th Birthday Party on March 14, 2019 from 6:30-9 pm in Crystal City. Get your ticket when you donate to our 2019 Member Drive. We hope you will join our GGWash Neighborhood, but we welcome donations of any size.
- Hear remarks by Christian Dorsey, Arlington County Board Chair
- Enjoy views of National Landing and an insider’s look at development plans for the neighborhood
- Network with fellow readers over beer, wine, and appetizers
Celebrate big goals for our region
Across the greater Washington region, public official are getting serious about our housing shortage and transportation barriers. Christian Dorsey has made equity the center point of his year as Chair of the Arlington County Board. In his role as Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, he will help push for 100,000 new homes by 2045. This regional goal compliments Mayor Muriel Bowser's goal of 36,000 housing units by 2025. Improving Metro service and addressing the safety of our streets are also common regional issues that require collaboration. Join GGWash to think about how we can work toward these goals throughout the year.
What’s coming to Northern Virginia
Maybe you’ve heard that Amazon is location a secondary headquarters in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington. Whether you love or hate “National Landing,” the economic development news brings unprecedented opportunities to redesign Crystal City as a walkable downtown. Come checkout developer JBG Smith’s plans to make Crystal City a showcase for multimodal transportation.
Northern Virginia will also hold critical local elections in 2019 which will have a major influence over housing, transportation, and other policies. GGWash’s Election Committee is covering primary races in Fairfax County, Arlington County, and Prince William County that are most likely to be competitive, important, and involve urbanist issues. We’ll be inviting these candidates to attend our birthday party, so you might get a chance to meet them yourself.
GGWash only happens with you!
Our 11th Birthday Party celebrates the end of our 2019 Member Drive and fundraising campaign. We need to raise $15,000 and add 250 new members to start the year of strong. If you find Greater Greater Washington a valuable resource and/or enjoy the community we have created here, please contribute whatever you can afford or think is a fair value for what GGWash means to you.
Thank you to our event sponsors, Starry, JBG Smith, and the Crystal City BID.