Mayor Bowser BIG initiative to promote sports



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On July 27th, 2023, the Mayor of the District of Columbia Muriel Bowser announced the creation of a Sports Team within the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) to plan, coordinate and support professional and recreational sports in Washington, D.C. (US).

‘dmped.dc.gov’ stated that led by Jonathan Kayne, Director of Special Projects and Finance at DMPED, the DMPED Sports Team will work closely with the District’s professional teams and coordinate across District agencies, including Events DC and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) to maintain, attract and grow world-class sports teams and sporting events in Washington, D.C. A focus of the DMPED Sports Team will also be to develop the next generation of DC athletes and coaches.

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is a Government agency based in Washington, District of Columbia (US). The agency provides development opportunities and solicitations, employment and internship opportunities, grant opportunities, and procurement opportunities.

Events DC are the official convention, sports and entertainment authority for the District of Columbia.

The mission of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is to enhance the fiscal and financial stability, accountability and integrity of the Government of the District of Columbia.

‘dmped.dc.gov’ further stated that the Sports Team will serve as the central point of contact within the Bowser Administration for the District’s professional sports teams, as well as professional leagues looking to host large events in the District.
 

DC Sports Study

The DMPED Sports Team has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a ‘DC Sports Study’ to identify potential financing models for District investment in the new and existing sports facilities and to measure the economic impact of sports and entertainment venues in the District.

The submission deadline for proposals is August 24th, 2023.

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