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Government & Community Relations

Our Community

All great cities have great universities. With deep roots in the District of Columbia, the George Washington University is invested in the success and vitality of the Washington metropolitan area and the well-being of its residents. We actively share our resources and cultivate collaboration with the communities surrounding all three of our campuses, including Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and our Virginia Science & Technology campuses, enhancing our collective quality of life and advancing our common goals.

Government Relations at GW

The George Washington University’s students, faculty and alumni lend a wealth of intellectual capital to Washington’s policy deliberations, whether they occur in the White House, the U.S. Congress, the D.C. and Virginia governments, the courts or the hundreds of agencies, associations, foundations and think tanks throughout the region. GW infuses Washington’s government-related institutions with its research, experience, human capital and an army of dedicated interns.

Contact the Office of Government and Community Relations

2121 Eye St, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20052
Office: (202) 994-9132
Fax: (202) 994-3622

Renee McPhatter
Assistant Vice President
rmcphatt@gwu.edu

Dr. Bernard Demczuk
Assistant Vice President for District Relations
bdemczuk@gwu.edu

Kent Springfield
Director of Federal Government Relations
kspringf@gwu.edu

Jennie Moline O'Holleran
Director of Virginia Relations
jmoline@gwu.edu

Britany Waddell
Director of Community Relations
bwaddell@gwu.edu

Richard Livingstone
Assistant Director of Community Relations
rliving@gwu.edu

Alison McDougal
Executive Associate
allymcd@gwu.edu