State of Downtown 2022 Forum


You are invited to join the DowntownDC BID at its annual State of Downtown event, an in-depth conversation about the soon-to-be-released State of Downtown Report for 2021 and early 2022. You will hear remarks from Mayor Muriel Bowser (invited), Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and Ward 2 Councilwoman Brooke Pinto as well as a lively discussion from office, tourism, and industry experts on the significant recovery of downtown since the 2020 pandemic and plans for its future growth.

  • Time: Wednesday, June 15, 8:00–10:00 AM
  • Place: Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D Street NW

Replay the 2022 State of Downtown Forum below.


8:00–8:45 AM: breakfast and networking


  • Gerren Price, Acting President & CEO, DowntownDC BID

Opening Remarks

  • Phil Mendelson, Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia
  • Brooke Pinto, Ward 2 Councilmember

Panel Discussion Q&A

  • Moderator: Alex Orfinger, Market President & Publisher, Washington Business Journal


  • John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
  • Elliott Ferguson, President & CEO, Destination DC
  • Hilary Goldfarb, Sr. Vice President, Rockefeller Group
  • Michael Abrams, Managing Director, Foulger-Pratt

Closing Remarks

  • D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (invited)

Read the 2021 State of Downtown Report here.