Chair - Nancy J. MacWood
Vice-Chair - Monte Edwards
Secretary - Meg Maguire
Treasurer - Carol F. Aten


Bill Crews
Dorothy Douglas
Alma Gates
Erik Hein
Cornish Hitchcock
George Idelson
Loretta Neumann

Laura M. Richards, Esq
Lance Salonia
Marilyn J. Simon
Frank Vespe
Dr. Beverley Wheeler
Bill Wright
Evelyn Wrin


Bruce Adams
Reyn Anderson
Suzan Aramaki
Carol Aten
Amy Ballard
Shari Barton
Joseph R. Bender
Sally Berk
Michael Berman
Bill Brown
Richard T. Busch
Sylvia Cabrera
Sarah Campbell
John Capozzi Jr., CPC
Charles I. Cassell, FAIA
Judy Chesser
George R. Clark
Stephen L. Cochran
Stephen W. Coleman
W. Kent Cooper, FAIA
Charles E. Cotten
Bill Crews
Arrington Dixon
Dorothy Douglas
Jenny Sue Dunner
Kathryn A. Eckles
Monte Edwards
Emily Hotaling Eig
Wolcott B. Etienne,
Norma D. Evenson
Barbara G. Fant
Roberta Faul-Zeitler
Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D.
Andrea C. Ferster
John Fondersmith, AICP
John Forrer
Alma Gates
Stuart D. Gosswein

Eric S. Graye
William Hershey Greer, Jr.
Miriam Gusevich
Newman T. Halvorson, Jr.
Stephen A. Hansen
Ann Hughes Hargrove
Don Alexander Hawkins
Erik Hein
Suzette M. Hemberger
Kathy Henderson
Robert Hershey
Robert Herzstein
Ann F. Heuer
Karin H. Hillhouse
Cornish Hitchcock
Alison K. Hoagland
Richard Houghton
George Idelson
Elizabeth (Penny) F. Jones
Justine Kingham
Marilyn (Mickey) W. Klein
Hazel F. Kreinheder
Charlotte A. Kroll
Antoinette J. Lee
Jeff S. Lee, FASLA
Anne McCutcheon Lewis, FAIA
Richard Longstreth
Edward W. Lyle
Nancy MacWood
Meg Maguire
Adam E. Maier
Dorn C. McGrath, Jr., FAICP
Hon. Phil Mendelson
Iris Miller
Arthur Cotton Moore, FAIA
Lucinda F. Murphy
Jim Nathanson
Darwina L. Neal, FASLA

Richard B. Nettler
Loretta Neumann
Patricia Nicoson
George H. F. Oberlander, AICP
Cheryl Ann Opacinch
Merlin W. Packard
Elizabeth H. Phillips
Bill Rice
Laura Marie Richards
Roger S. Rihm
Charles J. Robertson
Judith Helm Robinson
Gail C. Rothrock
Mary Pat Rowan
Richard S. Rybeck
Lance Salonia
Elsa M. Santoyo
Ann Satterthwaite
William Scheirer
Gary Thomas Scott
Anne R. Sellin
Donald H. Shannon
Rebecca A. Shiffer
Marilyn J. Simon
W. Kent Slowinski
James A. Smailes
Alice Fales Stewart
Joel E. Truitt
Frank Vespe
Amy Weinstein
Richard Westbrook
Beverley Wheeler
Faith Wheeler
William M. Wright
Evelyn Wrin
John W. Yago
Desmond P. Foynes
Christian Zapatka

The Committee of 100 on the Federal City is a nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding and advancing Washington’s historic distinction, natural beauty and overall livability. The Committee’s officers, trustees and volunteer members contribute expertise and civic action in the service of responsible planning in Washington. For information and further details about the Committee, please contact the administrator.



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The Committee of 100 advocates responsible planning and land use in Washington, D.C. Our work is guided by the values inherited from the L’Enfant Plan and McMillan Commission, which give Washington its historic distinction and natural beauty, while responding to the special challenges of 21st century development. We pursue these goals through public education, research and civic action, and we celebrate the city’s unique role as both the home of the District’s citizens and the capital of our nation.


The Committee of 100 provides expert testimony to councils, boards, committees and agencies concerned with preservation and development in the DC region. Representing extensive accumulated experience and careful deliberation, the Committee’s positions have an important influence on local land use decisionmaking.

Much of the Committee’s testimony, letters, endorsements and articles from the past several years can be found on the individual issue pages.


The Committee of 100 regularly reviews the work and proposals of public agencies in the DC area. The Committee takes on review and advisory roles for a number of projects and functions, such as advising on changes and corrections to the DC Zoning Code. In addition, the Committee holds periodically scheduled lectures and tours in order to better understand current issues and situations in DC’s planning and development arena.

Civic Action

The Committee of 100 serves local communities, nonprofit groups and other organizations in DC by offering pro bono consultation on historic preservation, land planning and architectural design issues. Recent work with communities includes technical advice on historic property designation, assisting the formation of citizens’ groups, and support of citizens’ groups and initiatives through awards, recognition and public testimony.

Information about the Committee’s accomplished record of past campaigns throughout the 20th century can be found on the history page.


The Committee of 100 was formed to sustain and to safeguard the fundamental values derived from the tradition of the L’Enfant Plan and the McMillan Commission. The work of the Committee is therefore founded on a deep and wide-ranging understanding of the historical actions and trends that have shaped our region. Many of the Committee’s members engage in historical research about the DC region, in forums both formal and colloquial.