Public Bodies

The Office of Open Government works with the Executive Office of the Mayor to ensure all public bodies, including boards and commissions, are complying with the requirements of the Open Meetings Act (OMA).  The OMA sets out specific requirements of public bodies to properly notice and provide detailed records of all official actions taken by members of public bodies convened to consider, conduct and/or advise on District Government operations. District boards and commissions vary in size and complexity, and are established by stature of Mayor's Orders.

The Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA) administers the recruitment and vetting of all public body members. Please visit the Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments' (MOTA) website for additional information.

Public Bodysort descending Enabling Statute / Mayoral Order
Adult Career Pathways Task Force Mayor's Order 2014-232
Advisory Board on Veterans Affairs for the District of Columbia Mayor's Order 2001-92 Amended 2002-142
Advisory Committee on Acupuncture DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Anesthesiologist Assistants DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Clinical Laboratory Practitioners D.C. Code § 3–1202.08
Advisory Committee on Community Use of Public Space Mayor's Order 2018-002
Advisory Committee on Naturopathic Medicine DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Physician Assistants DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Polysomnography DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Street Harassment
Advisory Committee on Surgical Assistants DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Trauma Technologists DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) D.C. Code § 2-1831.17
Advisory Committee to the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Affairs (LGBTQ) Mayor's Order 2013-159 Amended 2015-262
Age Friendly DC in 2023 Task Force
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC Board) DC Code § 25-201
Apprenticeship Council D.C. Code § 32-1402
Armory Board DC Code § 3-302
Behavioral Health Council D.C. Code § 7-1131.10
Bicycle Advisory Council (BAC) D.C. Code § 50-1604
Board for the Condemnation of Insanitary Buildings D. C. Code § 6-902
Board of Accountancy D.C. Code § 47-2853.06
Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture D.C. Code § 47-2853.06
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology DC Code § 3-1202.18
Board of Barber and Cosmetology D.C. Code § 47-2853.06
Board of Chiropractic DC Code § 3-1202.16
Board of Dentistry DC Code § 3-1202.01
Board of Dietetics & Nutrition DC Code § 3-1202.02
Board of Elections DC Code § 1-1001.03
Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA) D.C. Code § 1-1162.02
Board of Funeral Directors D.C. Code § 47–2853.06
Board of Industrial Trades D.C. Code § 47-2853.06
Board of Library Trustees D.C. Code § 39-104
Board of Long-Term Care Administration DC Code § 3-1202.05
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy DC Code § 3-1202.17
Board of Massage Therapy DC Code § 3-1202.15
Board of Medicine DC Code § 3-1202.03
Board of Nursing DC Code § 3-1202.04
Board of Occupational Therapy DC Code § 3-1202.06
Board of Optometry DC Code § 3-1202.07
Board of Pharmacy DC Code § 3-1202.08
Board of Physical Therapy DC Code § 3-1202.09
Board of Podiatry DC Code § 3-1202.10
Board of Professional Counseling DC Code § 3-1202.13
Board of Professional Engineering D.C. Code § 47-2853.06
Board of Psychology DC Code § 3-1202.11
Board of Real Estate Appraisers D.C. Code § 47–2853.06
Board of Respiratory Care DC Code § 3-1202.14
Board of Review for Anti-Deficiency Violations/Intergovernmental Judicial Commission Mayor's Order 2003-156
Board of Social Work DC Code § 3-1202.12
Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) D.C. Code § 38-1202.06
Board of Veterinary Medicine DC Code § 3-1202.21
Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) D.C. Code § 6-641.07
Boxing and Wrestling Commission D.C. Code § 3-604
Chesapeake Bay Program Citizens Advisory Committee 33 U.S. Code § 1267
Chesapeake Bay Program Local Government Advisory Committee 33 U.S. Code § 1267
Chesapeake Bay Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee 33 U.S. Code § 1267
Child Fatality Review Committee (CFRC) DC Code § 4-1371.03.
Child Support Guideline Commission D.C. Code § 16–916.01
Citizen Review Panel for Child Abuse and Neglect D.C. Official Code § 4-1303.51(a)
Commission for National and Community Service (Serve DC) Mayor's Order 2013-171
Commission for Women DC Code § 3-702
Commission on African Affairs D.C. Code § 2-1395
Commission on African-American Affairs D.C. Code § 3-1441
Commission on Aging DC Code § 7-504.01
Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Community Development D.C. Code § 2-1374
Commission on Climate Change and Resiliency Mayor's Orders 2017-314
Commission on Fashion Arts and Events D.C. Code § 3-651
Commission on Fathers, Men and Boys D.C. Official Code § 3–731
Commission on Health Equity
Commission on Human Rights D.C. Code § 2-1404.01
Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure D.C. Code § 1-204.31
Commission on Latino Community Development DC Code § 2-1321
Commission on Nightlife and Culture D.C. Official Code § 3-664
Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes D.C. Official Code § 2-1555.05(a)
Commission on Persons with Disabilities Mayor's Order 2009-165
Commission on Re-Entry and Returning Citizen Affairs D. C. Code § 24-1303
Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings D.C. Code § 2-1831.06
Commission on the Arts and Humanities DC Code § 39-203
Commission on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Mayor's Order 2013-243
Commission to Commemorate and Recognize the Honorable Marion S. Barry, Jr. and to Recognize His Contributions to the District of Columbia Mayor's Order 2015-081
Committee on Metabolic Disorders DC Code § 7-835
Common Lottery Review Board D.C. Code § 38–194
Comprehensive Homicide Elimination Strategy Task Force D.C. § 22–4251
Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board D.C. Code § 7-2501.01
Condominium Association Advisory Council (CAAC) D.C. Code § 42–1903.08a
Construction Codes Coordinating Board Mayor's Order 2009-22
Contract Appeals Board (CAB) DC Code § 2-360.01
Corrections Information Council (CIC) D.C. Code § 24-101.01
Criminal Code Reform Commission D.C. Official Code § 3–151(a)
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) DC Code § 22-4232
Cross-Sector Collaboration Task Force
DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation Board of Directors DC Code § 13-38
DC Retirement Board DC Code § 1-711
DC State Board of Education D.C. Code 38-2651
Developmental Disabilities Fatality Review Committee (DD FRC) Mayor's Order 2009-225; amended by 2013-154
Developmental Disabilities State Planning Council (DD Council) Mayor's Order 2009-165
District of Columbia Commemorative Works Committee D.C. Code § 9-204.12
District of Columbia Educational Opportunity for Military Children State Council
District of Columbia Emancipation Day Commission Mayor's Order 2015-126
District of Columbia Housing Preservation Strike Force Mayor's Order 2015-158
District of Columbia State Athletics Commission D.C. Code § 38–2661.11
District of Columbia Taxicab Commission (DCTC) DC Code § 50-304
Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board D.C. Code § 16-1052
Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) D.C. Code § 37-111
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (EMSAC) D.C. Code § 7-2341.22
Financial Literacy Council D.C. Code § 38-731.03
Food Policy Council D.C. Official Code § 48-314.05
For Hire Vehicle Advisory Council DC Code § 50-301.10a
Green Bank Authority Board
Green Building Advisory Council D.C. Code § 6-1451.09
Health Benefit Exchange Authority Executive Board (HBX) DC Code § 31-3171.02.
Health Information Exchange Policy Board (HIE) Mayor's Order 2012-24
Healthcare Alliance Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Mayor's Order 2015-210
Healthy Youth and Schools Commission D.C. Code § 38-827.01
Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) D.C. Code § 6-1103
Homeland Security Commission DC Code § 7-2271.02
Housing Authority Board of Commissioners D.C. Code § 6-211
Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors D.C. Code § 42-2702.02
Housing Production Trust Fund Board (HPTF) D.C. Code § 42-2802.01
Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. D.C. Code §1993-200
Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council Mayor's Order 2014-139
Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) Mayor's Order 20012-49
Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) DC Code § 4-752.01
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) D.C. Code § 8-1601
Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC) DC Code § 1-204.34
Juvenile Abscondence Review Committee D.C. Code § 16-2333.02
Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) Mayor's Order 2009-13
Kennedy Street NW Economic Development and Small Business Revitalization Advisory Committee D.C. Code § 2–1210.61
Lactation Commission
Lafayette Elementary School Local School Advisory Team LSAT Guidelines
Leadership Comittee for a Cleaner Anacostia River D.C. Code § 2015-171
Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board DC Code § 3–1301
Major Crash Review Task Force § 50–1831. Major Crash Review Task Force
Marijuana Private Club Task Force Mayor's Order 2016-032
Maternal Mortality Review Committee DC Code Section 7-671.02
Maury Elementary School Local School Advisory Team DCPS LSAT Guidelines
Mayor's Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs (MACCCA) Mayor's Order 2012-127
Mayor's Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect (MACCAN) Mayor's Order 1988-262
Mayor's Bullying Prevention Task Force Mayor's Order 2012-150
Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Nutrition (MCPFHN) DC Code 7-121
Mayor's Interfaith Council (MIC) Mayor's Order 2011-110
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors (MWAA) DC Code § 9-1006
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Organizational Bylaws
Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Council DC Code § 50–2361.31
National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) DC Code § 2-1002
New Columbia Statehood Commission
Not-for-Profit Hospital Corporation Board of Directors (known as UMC, United Medical Center) DC Code § 44-951.02
Notaries Public Board of Review
Office of Employee Appeals (OEA) DC Code § 1-606.01
Office to Affordable Housing Task Force DC Code § 22-103
Open Government Advisory Group Mayor's Order 2016-094
Other Post-Employment Benefits Funds Advisory Committee DC Code § 1–621.5
Our Schools Leadership Committee
Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) DC Code § 50-1931
Police and Firefighters Retirement and Relief Board (PFRRB) D.C. Code § 5-722
Police Complaints Board DC Code D.C. Code § 5-1104
Police Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) D.C. Code § 5-107.03
Pretrial Services Agency Executive Committee DC Code § 23-1304.
Procurement Accountability Review Board (PARB) Mayor's Order 2015-165
Public Charter School Board (PCSB) D.C. Code § 38-1802.14
Public Charter School Credit Enhancement Committee CDCR 26A-2600
Public Defender Service Board of Trustees D.C. Code §§2-1601 to 1608
Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) DC Code § 1-605.01
Public Service Commission (PSC) DC Code § 1-204.93
Public Space Committee Mayor's Order 2006-114
Real Estate Commission D.C. Code § 47-2853.06
Real Property Tax Appeals Commission (RPTAC) D.C. Code § 47-825.01a
Recreational Trails Advisory Committee Mayor's Order 2007-208
Rental Housing Commission DC Code § 42-3502.02
ReOpen DC Advisory Group
Saint Elizabeths East Redevelopment Initiative Advisory Board Mayor's Order 2016-134
Science Advisory Board D.C. Law 19-18, D.C. Official Code § 5-1501.11/Mayor's Order 2013-225
Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission DC Code § 3-101
Sexual Assault Response Team
St. Elizabeth's East Redevelopment Initiative Advisory Board Mayor's Order 2016-134
State Advisory Panel on Special Education (SAPSE) DC Code § 38-271.07
State Early Childhood Development Coordinating Council (SECDC) DC Code § 38-271.07
State Health and Planning Development Agency D.C. Official Code § 44-402
State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) Mayor's Order 2001-173
Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) DC Code 44-403
Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) 1993-148; amended by 2001-79 and 2012-154
Streetlight Advisory Panel
Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board (SEU Advisory Board) DC Code § 8-1774.03
Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation Board of Directors D.C. Code § 7–1831.03
Transit Rider Advisory Council D.C. Code § 50–2361.02
Undergrounding Project Consumer Education Task Force (UPCETF) Mayor's Order 2015-162
Uniform Law Commission (ULC) DC Code § 3-1431
Uniform Per-Student Funding Formula Task-force Working Group DC Code § 38-2911(c)
United Planning Organization Board of Directors (UPO) Organizational ByLaws
Unmanned Aircraft System Working Group
Urban Forestry Advisory Committee 2015-260; D.C. Act 21-386
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Reuse Advisory Committee DC Code § 10-1906
Washington Convention and Sports Authority Board of Directors (Events DC) DC Code § 10-1202.05
Washington D.C. Convention and Tourism Corporation (Destination DC)
Washington DC Regional Planning Commission on Health and HIV
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors (WMATA) Public Law 89-774
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission (WMATC) Public Law 89-794
Washington Metrorail Safety Commission DC Code § 9–1109.11
Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors (WASA) DC Code § 34-2202.04
Workforce Investment Council (WIC) Mayor's Order 2011-114
Working group on jobs, wages and benefits will be a time phased advisory group to the Mayor MO 2016-083
Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee DC Code § 32–1406
Zoning Commission DC Code § 6-621.01