Federal City Council

In 1954, Philip L. Graham, publisher of The Washington Post, rallied local business peers to form the Federal City Council, a high-power, low-profile organization devoted to transforming the nation’s capital from a “sleepy Southern town” into a world-class city. Over the years, the Council has been involved in such well-known D.C. landmarks as MCI Center, Union Station, Metro and the Ronald Reagan Building. Its 200 members include the leaders of the most influential businesses in the booming metro region. In honor of the group’s 50th anniversary, the Council hired Milestones to document its colorful history in a book, and assist with a companion video and gala event in downtown D.C. in September 2004. Read an excerpt from Make No Little Plans.

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