6:00 to 8:30 PM
Friday April 7, 2017

Cash bar opens at 6:00 pm
Program and Dinner begin at 7:00 pm


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Dinner is a choice of salmon, chicken or pasta and includes salad and dessert

$40 per person

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Holiday Inn Rosslyn, Ballroom
1900 N. Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209

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Jesse Boeding

Arlington County Civic Federation

 Arlington County Civic Federation
Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Friday April 7, 2017 

The Future of Metro


 Robert Thomson
The Washington Post’s
“Dr. Gridlock”


 Emeka Moneme
Deputy Executive Director
Federal City Council

The program will be a conversation centered on the Federal City Council’s provocative proposal to redo the Metro Compact as part of reform efforts. There will be a brief overview of the problems and potential solutions for metro followed by Q&A from the audience. This is a great opportunity to learn more about metro and network with other civic leaders. 

Robert Thomson   

Robert Thomson is The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock.” He answers travelers’ questions, listens to their complaints and shares their pain on the roads, trains and buses in the Washington region. In addition to his twice-weekly newspaper column, he writes a daily blog on The Post’s web site to engage readers in online chats and presents features about transportation-related issues on The Post’s Sunday commuter page. A reporter and editor for 30 years in New York and Washington, Mr. Thomson joined The Post in 1988. In 1999, he became The Post’s transportation editor. 

Emeka Moneme   

Emeka Moneme is the Deputy Executive Director of the Federal City Council (FCC). Established in 1954, the FCC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of the District of Columbia.  Comprised of the area’s top business, professional, education and civic leaders, the FCC works with the District and federal governments to develop and implement solutions to important community problems. FCC has a rich history of achievement, having played a critical role in the creation of DC’s Metro system, the renovation of Union Station, and the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Mr. Moneme has many years of experience working on the DC region’s transportation and economic development issues, having served as Chief Administrative Officer for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Director of the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT), as well as serving on the Boards of the regional Transportation Planning Board and WMATA.  In addition to these public appointments, he has worked as a strategist and consultant to both public and private sector consulting clients on a wide range of management issues and major projects. 

At FCC, the primary focus of Emeka’s work is the creation of an enterprising non-profit that will develop and implement infrastructure public-private partnerships.  He also serves as the manager of projects related to transportation, such as supporting the redevelopment of Union Station, continued investment in WMATA, and working with the District to relieve downtown DC traffic congestion.  He also offers his time to DC-based start-up companies that are focused developing solutions to urban transportation challenges and opportunities.

He has an undergraduate degree in Aeronautics from the University of Miami – Ohio, and a Master of Community Planning – Urban Planning - Economics from the University of Cincinnati.