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DC Facilities and Commemorative Expressions (DCFACES) Working Group

On August 31, 2020, the DCFACES Working Group submitted its final report and recommendations to Mayor Bowser, in addition to subcommittee reports from the Engagement, Policy and Research Committees. Additionally, a research summary – the Persons of Interest document – contains information that the Working Group used for assessing each namesake’s legacy.

Read the DCFACES Working Group executive summary and recommendations

DCFACES Subcommittee Report and Data (Coming Soon)

  1. Engagement Committee report and summary
  2. Policy Committee report and summary
  3. Research Committee Report
  4. Persons of Interest summary document


Mayor Bowser charged the District of Columbia Facilities and Commemorative Expressions (DCFACES) Working Group with evaluating named DC Government-owned facilities and make recommendations as to what, if any, actions need to be taken if the person the facility is named for is inconsistent with DC values and in some way encouraged the oppression of African Americans and other communities of color or contributed to our long history of systemic racism.

Facilities Focus Areas

  • DC Government-owned streets
  • DC Government-owned buildings (libraries, schools, rec centers, etc)
  • DC Government-owned parks
  • Statues in DC Government-owned parks
  • Other named public spaces

Contact Us

For more information, please contact [email protected]

DCFACES Working Group

        Beverly Perry                         Richard Reyes-Gavilan
Senior Advisor                              Director DCPL
Malaika Abernathy Scriven                   Keith Anderson                     Kimberly Bassett
       Chief of Staff - OP                            Director – DGS                      Secretary of State
 Ashley Emerson                                   Lewis Ferebee                              Delano Hunter
        Director – MOAAA                               Chancellor – DCPS                       Director – DPR
                          Maryann Lombardi                                Jeffrey Marootian
        Associate Director – DC Creative Affairs Office          Director - DDOT
DCFaces Working Group Operations
Steven Walker
Andre Eken
DCFaces Working Group Committees
Research Committee
Associate Director - David Maloney
Coordinator - Lauren Carpenter
Declan Kingland      Derek Gray      Nick Kushner
David Y. Jackson            Todd Jones
Policy Committee
Associate Director - Gianelle Rivera
Associate Director - Ronan Gulstone
Coordinator - Lanesha Kearse
Chris Shaheen       Angela Scott       Garrett Lee      Shanita Burney
Engagement Committee
Associate Director - David Jones
Coordinator –Thierry Tchenko
Faith Broderick      Sarah Parker      Tiwana Hicks      Hazle Crawford
Quinting Lacewell        Abideen Onigbanjo