Anthony Williams to Head Federal City Council

Group's goal to improve lives of D.C. residents

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012  |  Updated 10:15 PM EDT
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Anthony Williams to Head Federal City Council

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Former District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams has been named CEO and executive director of the Federal City Council, an influential group of business leaders and philanthropists.

Williams's appointment was announced Thursday. He'll start July 1, replacing John Hill, who announced last year that he's stepping aside.

Federal City Council Chairman Linda Rabbitt said having Williams take over “is almost too good to be true.”

Williams said in a statement that he'll pursue goals including “service efficiency, improved education, revitalized infrastructure and expanded job opportunities.”

Williams, a Democrat, served two terms as mayor, leaving office in 2007.

The Federal City Council works to coordinate the efforts of the District government, the federal government and the private sector with the goal of improving the lives of District residents.

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