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Over 130 regional leaders met Wednesday at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington, D.C. for LGW’s “Future of Greater Washington,” a Leadership Exchange held in partnership with Leadership Arlington, Leadership Fairfax, Leadership Howard County, Leadership Montgomery, and Leadership Prince George’s, and sponsored by Accenture.
Last week LGW members came together to continue our discussion on the regional housing crisis, this time from an employer’s perspective. At Session V of the Thought Leadership Series on housing affordability, entitled “Solving the Housing Crisis for Employers,” members engaged with a panel of industry experts on how businesses can improve their employees’ and prospective employees’ access to sensible housing options: 
This October, LGW members got lucky. In just one week after Hurricane Matthew swept up the Atlantic Seaboard with torrential downpour and heavy winds throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, LGW members headed out on a special day trip to Stone Tower Winery in wonderful weather.    
During the 2016 Fall Kick Off, hosted on October 5 at the historic Anderson House in Dupont Circle, LGW awarded the Maxine R. Baker YLGW Scholarship Award to Oshae Moore, a Youth Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2016 graduate and a senior at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA.
Washington, D.C. - On October 5th, Leadership Greater Washington hosted its annual Fall Kick Off at the Anderson House in Dupont Circle. Nearly 250 local business, government, non-profit, and community leaders gathered at the historic venue to kick off the beginning of a new year of community-focused  LGW programs and events. The 2016 Fall Kick Off, presented by Total Wine and sponsored by Linder Global Events, brought together members and guests to rekindle old friendships and bridge new connections between regional leaders. 
The LGW Signature Program Class of 2017 joined together for two days at their Opening Retreat at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, VA to build important connections and set the stage for their upcoming program year.
"LGW has an amazing pool of talent, past and present.  I think the new team and board of directors are breathing new energy and fresh insights into the organization and I see the fruits of those labors already.  The board, staff and alumni are working very diligently to create and implement a new vision that matches the times in which we currently live in the region. I am extremely proud to be an active member." -Terri J. Copeland ('15), S.V.P. and Territory Executive, Community Development Banking, East, PNC Bank  
"I envision the region as one that is not divided by the geographic boundaries that exist today. So many issues have an effect on all of the DMV, I envision a region that tackles challenges with cohesion.  There is a space where everyone can win, and LGW will and should be the convener in that world where cross-collaboration is more the norm than the exception." - Pinkie Dent Mayfield ('01), LGW Board Chair-Elect; Vice President of Corporate Solutions & Assistant Treasurer, Graham Holdings  
At the end of the summers, the region's nonprofits, associations, government offices, and NGOs say goodbye to tens of thousands of summer interns as they head back to lecture halls all across this country. As such, it's come time to say goodbye to our amazing summer intern, Liv Rhodes, a rising junior at Vassar College. 
"Each [LGW] member is always looking for something, and for people privileged enough to participate in the program, that can mean professional support, guidance, information, business opportunities, ways to get involved in the community, or simply looking for a friend. Staying connected is the best way to bridge needs among LGW’s members." - Phyllicia Hatton ('95), M. Div, President, Phenomenal Productions, LLC