Image of the Tempietto in Kogan Plaza during cherry blossom season

Investing in a Vibrant City

The George Washington University makes enormous contributions to the social and economic fabric of the District of Columbia, partnering with the city to enrich the quality of life in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood and beyond. With the rise in the university’s stature, GW is committed to ensuring that the district shares in its success.

Working with our neighbors, GW earned broad-based support for our 20-Year Foggy Bottom Campus Plan to redevelop the former GW Hospital site, into the Avenue, a vibrant gathering place—a model of mixed-use, transit-oriented development. The project’s community amenities include a neighborhood grocery store, public courtyard, pedestrian retail plaza, environmentally friendly design (including more than a half-acre of green-roof components) and affordable housing.

In addition to these physical amenities, GW’s diverse programs enhance the community’s security and emergency-response capabilities, nurture artistic talent and stimulate cultural exchange. We also sponsor major athletic events in 23 intercollegiate sports and provide public affairs seminars both live and on the air. 

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

Dr. Bernard Demczuk
Assistant Vice President for District Relations

Askia Suruma
Director of Federal and International Relations

David Baker
Director of Virginia Relations

Britany Waddell
Director of Community Relations

Richard Livingstone
Assistant Director of Community Relations

Iana Clarence
Administrative Assistant