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 statute or Mayor's Orders.

The Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA) administers the recruitment and vetting of all public body members and provides the most current information regarding the operational status of public bodies. Please visit the Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments' (MOTA) website for additional information.

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Public Bodysort ascending Enabling Statute / Mayoral Order
Zoning Commission DC Code § 6-621.01
Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee DC Code § 32–1406
Working group on jobs, wages and benefits will be a time phased advisory group to the Mayor MO 2016-083
Workforce Investment Council (WIC) Mayor's Order 2011-114
Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors (WASA) DC Code § 34-2202.04
Washington Metrorail Safety Commission DC Code § 9–1109.11
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission (WMATC) Public Law 89-794
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors (WMATA) Public Law 89-774
Washington DC Regional Planning Commission on Health and HIV
Washington D.C. Convention and Tourism Corporation (Destination DC)
Washington Convention and Sports Authority Board of Directors (Events DC) DC Code § 10-1202.05
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Reuse Advisory Committee DC Code § 10-1906
Urban Forestry Advisory Committee 2015-260; D.C. Act 21-386
Unmanned Aircraft System Working Group
United Planning Organization Board of Directors (UPO) Organizational ByLaws
Uniform Per-Student Funding Formula Task-force Working Group DC Code § 38-2911(c)
Uniform Law Commission (ULC) DC Code § 3-1431
Undergrounding Project Consumer Education Task Force (UPCETF) Mayor's Order 2015-162
Transit Rider Advisory Council D.C. Code § 50–2361.02
Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation Board of Directors D.C. Code § 7–1831.03
Tipped Workers Coordinating Council D.C. Official Code § 32-1009.02
Tax Revision Commission D.C. Official Code § 47–462(a)
Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board (SEU Advisory Board) DC Code § 8-1774.03
Streetlight Advisory Panel
Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) 1993-148; amended by 2001-79 and 2012-154
Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) DC Code 44-403
State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) Mayor's Order 2001-173
State Health and Planning Development Agency Health Services Planning Program Re-Establishment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-191, D.C. Official Code § 44-401 et. seq.)
State Early Childhood Development Coordinating Council (SECDC) DC Code § 38-271.07
State Advisory Panel on Special Education (SAPSE) DC Code § 38-271.07
St. Elizabeth's East Redevelopment Initiative Advisory Board Mayor's Order 2016-134
Sexual Assault Response Team
School without Walls at Francis Stevens DCPS LSAT Guidelines
Saving DC’s Rental Housing Market Task Force Mayor's Order 2020-129
Saint Elizabeths East Redevelopment Initiative Advisory Board Mayor's Order 2016-134
ReOpen DC Advisory Group
Rental Housing Commission DC Code § 42-3502.02
Recreational Trails Advisory Committee Mayor's Order 2007-208
Real Property Tax Appeals Commission (RPTAC) D.C. Code § 47-825.01a
Real Estate Commission D.C. Code § 47-2853.06(h)
Racial Equity Advisory Board Racial Equity Achieves Results (REACH) Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-521)
Public Space Committee Mayor's Order 2009-114
Public Service Commission (PSC) DC Code § 1-204.93
Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) DC Code § 1-605.01
Public Defender Service Board of Trustees D.C. Code §§2-1601 to 1608
Public Charter School Credit Enhancement Committee CDCR 26A-2600
Public Charter School Board (PCSB) D.C. Code § 38-1802.14
Procurement Accountability Review Board (PARB) Mayor's Order 2015-165
Pretrial Services Agency Executive Committee DC Code § 23-1304.
Police Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) D.C. Code § 5-107.03
Police Complaints Board DC Code D.C. Code § 5-1104
Police and Firefighters Retirement and Relief Board (PFRRB) D.C. Code § 5-722
Pharmaceutical Control Division Advisory (DC PMDP) DC Code §48-853.02
Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) DC Code § 50-1931
Our Schools Leadership Committee
Other Post-Employment Benefits Funds Advisory Committee DC Code § 1–621.5
Opioid Fatality Review Board Mayor's Order 2019-024: Establishment – Opioid Fatality Review Board
Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission Opioid Litigation Proceeds Amendment Act of 2022
Open Government Advisory Group Mayor's Order 2016-094
Office to Affordable Housing Task Force DC Code § 22-103
Office of Employee Appeals (OEA) DC Code § 1-606.01
Notaries Public Board of Review
Not-for-Profit Hospital Corporation Board of Directors (known as UMC, United Medical Center) DC Code § 44-951.02
New Columbia Statehood Commission
National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) DC Code § 2-1002
Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Council DC Code § 50–2361.31
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Organizational Bylaws
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors (MWAA) DC Code § 9-1006
Mayor's Task Force on Automated Traffic Enforcement Equity and Safety Mayor's Order 2023-046
Mayor's Office of Policy and Innovation Mayor's Office of Policy and Innovation (MOPI) Advisory Board Meeting #1
Mayor's Office of Community Affairs
Mayor's Interfaith Council (MIC) Mayor's Order 2011-110
Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Nutrition (MCPFHN) DC Code 7-121
Mayor's Bullying Prevention Task Force Mayor's Order 2012-150
Mayor's Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect (MACCAN) Mayor's Order 2012-164
Maury Elementary School Local School Advisory Team DCPS LSAT Guidelines
Maternal Mortality Review Committee DC Code Section 7-671.02
Marijuana Private Club Task Force Mayor's Order 2016-032
Major Crash Review Task Force § 50–1831. Major Crash Review Task Force
Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board DC Code § 3–1301
Leadership Council for a Cleaner Anacostia River Mayor's Order 2015-171
Lafayette Elementary School Local School Advisory Team LSAT Guidelines
Lactation Commission
Kennedy Street NW Economic Development and Small Business Revitalization Advisory Committee D.C. Code § 2–1210.61
Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) Mayor's Order 2009-13
Juvenile Abscondence Review Committee D.C. Code § 16-2333.02
Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC) DC Code § 1-204.34
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) D.C. Code § 8-1601
Interagency Working Group on Autonomous Vehicles Mayor's Order 2018-018
Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) DC Code § 4-752.01
Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) Mayor's Order 20012-49
Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council Mayor's Order 2014-139
Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. D.C. Code §1993-200
Housing Production Trust Fund Board (HPTF) D.C. Code § 42-2802.01
Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors D.C. Code § 42-2702.02
Housing Authority Board of Commissioners D.C. Code § 6-211
Homeland Security Commission DC Code § 7-2271.02
Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) D.C. Code § 6-1103
Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) D.C. Official Code § 6-1103
Higher Education Licensure Commission D.C. Law 21-74. Higher Education Licensure Commission Amendment Act of 2015.
HealthyDC 2030 Steering Committee
Healthy Youth and Schools Commission D.C. Code § 38-827.01
Healthcare Alliance Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Mayor's Order 2015-210
Health Information Exchange Policy Board (HIE) Mayor's Order 2012-24
Health Benefit Exchange Authority Executive Board (HBX) DC Code § 31-3171.02.
Green Building Advisory Council DC Code § 6–1451.09
Green Bank Authority Board
Food Policy Council D.C. Official Code § 48-314.05
Financial Literacy Council D.C. Code § 38-731.03
Family Support Council D.C. Official Code § 7–761.12
Executive Office of the Mayor EOM
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (EMSAC) D.C. Code § 7-2341.22
Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) D.C. Code § 37-111
Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board D.C. Code § 16-1052
District of Columbia Taxicab Commission (DCTC) DC Code § 50-304
District of Columbia State Athletics Commission D.C. Code § 38–2661.11
District of Columbia Sentencing Commission DC Code § 3-101
District of Columbia Housing Preservation Strike Force Mayor's Order 2015-158
District of Columbia Educational Opportunity for Military Children State Council
District of Columbia Commemorative Works Committee D.C. Code § 9-204.12
Developmental Disabilities State Planning Council (DD Council) Mayor's Order 2009-165
Developmental Disabilities Fatality Review Committee (DD FRC) Mayor's Order 2009-225; amended by 2013-154
Department of Forensic Sciences Science Advisory Board D.C. Law 19-18, D.C. Official Code § 5-1501.11/Mayor's Order 2013-225
Department of For-Hire Vehicles DC Code § 50-301.10a
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs D.C. Official Code § 6-902 Board for the Condemnation of Insanitary Buildings
DC State Board of Education D.C. Code 38-2651
DC Retirement Board DC Code § 1-711
DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation Board of Directors DC Code § 13-38
D.C. Commission on Poverty D.C. Official Code § 3-641
Cross-Sector Collaboration Task Force
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) DC Code § 22-4232
Criminal Code Reform Commission D.C. Official Code § 3–151(a)
Corrections Information Council (CIC) D.C. Code § 24-101.01
Contract Appeals Board (CAB) DC Code § 2-360.01
Construction Codes Coordinating Board Mayor's Order 2009-22
Condominium Association Advisory Council (CAAC) D.C. Code § 42–1903.08a
Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board D.C. Official Code § 7–2509.08
Comprehensive Homicide Elimination Strategy Task Force D.C. § 22–4251
Common Lottery Review Board D.C. Code § 38–194
Committee on Metabolic Disorders DC Code § 7-835
Commission to Commemorate and Recognize the Honorable Marion S. Barry, Jr. Mayor's Order 2015-081
Commission on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Mayor's Order 2013-243
Commission on the Arts and Humanities DC Code § 39-201 et seq
Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings D.C. Code § 2-1831.06
Commission on Re-Entry and Returning Citizen Affairs D. C. Code § 24-1303
Commission on Persons with Disabilities Mayor's Order 2009-165
Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes D.C. Official Code § 2-1555.05(a)
Commission on Nightlife and Culture D.C. Official Code § 3-664
Commission on Latino Community Development DC Code § 2-1321
Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure D.C. Code § 1-204.31
Commission on Human Rights D.C. Code § 2-1404.01
Commission on Health Equity
Commission on Fathers, Men and Boys D.C. Official Code § 3–731
Commission on Fashion Arts and Events D.C. Code § 3-651
Commission on Climate Change and Resiliency D.C. Official Code § 8-181.02(a)
Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs D.C. Code § 2-1374
Commission on Aging DC Code § 7-504.01
Commission on African-American Affairs D.C. Code § 3-1441
Commission on African Affairs D.C. Code § 2-1395
Commission for Women DC Code § 3-702
Commission for National and Community Service (Serve DC) Mayor's Order 2013-171
Combat Sports Commission D.C. Code § 3-604
Climate Commitment Interagency Taskforce Climate Commitment Amendment Act of 2022
Clemency Board DC D.C. Code § 24-481.03
Citizen Review Panel for Child Abuse and Neglect D.C. Official Code § 4-1303.51(a)
Child Support Guideline Commission D.C. Code § 16–916.01
Child Fatality Review Committee (CFRC) DC Code § 4-1371.03.
Chesapeake Bay Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee 33 U.S. Code § 1267
Chesapeake Bay Program Local Government Advisory Committee 33 U.S. Code § 1267
Chesapeake Bay Program Citizens Advisory Committee 33 U.S. Code § 1267
Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) D.C. Code § 6-641.07
Board of Veterinary Medicine DC Code § 3-1202.21
Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) D.C. Code § 38-1202.06
Board of Social Work DC Code § 3-1202.12
Board of Review for Anti-Deficiency Violations/Intergovernmental Judicial Commission Mayor's Order 2003-156
Board of Respiratory Care DC Code § 3-1202.14
Board of Real Estate Appraisers D.C. Code § 47–2853.06(g)
Board of Psychology DC Code § 3-1202.11
Board of Professional Engineering D.C. Code § 47-2853.06(e)
Board of Professional Counseling DC Code § 3-1202.13
Board of Podiatry DC Code § 3-1202.10
Board of Physical Therapy DC Code § 3-1202.09
Board of Optometry DC Code § 3-1202.07
Board of Occupational Therapy DC Code § 3-1202.06
Board of Nursing DC Code § 3-1202.04
Board of Medicine DC Code § 3-1202.03
Board of Massage Therapy DC Code § 3-1202.15
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy DC Code § 3-1202.17
Board of Long-Term Care Administration DC Code § 3-1202.05
Board of Library Trustees D.C. Code § 39-104
Board of Industrial Trades D.C. Code § 47-2853.06(d)
Board of Funeral Directors D.C. Code § 47–2853.06(f)
Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA) D.C. Code § 1-1162.02
Board of Elections DC Code § 1-1001.03
Board of Dietetics & Nutrition DC Code § 3-1202.02
Board of Dentistry DC Code § 3-1202.01
Board of Chiropractic DC Code § 3-1202.16
Board of Barber and Cosmetology D.C. Code § 47-2853.06(c)
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology DC Code § 3-1202.18
Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architect D.C. Code § 47-2853.06(a)(1)
Board of Accountancy D.C. Official Code § 47-2853.06(b)(1)
Board for the Condemnation of Insanitary Buildings D. C. Code § 6-902
Bicycle Advisory Council (BAC) D.C. Code § 50-1604
Behavioral Health Council D.C. Code § 7-1131.10
Aston Community Advisory Team (Aston CAT)
Armory Board DC Code § 3-302
Apprenticeship Council D.C. Code § 32-1402
Apple Tree Early Learning PCS N/A
Alice Deal Middle School LSAT DCPS LSAT Guidelines
Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Board (ABC Board) DC Code § 25-201
Age Friendly DC in 2023 Task Force
Advisory Committee to the Office on Caribbean Community Affairs Mayor's Order 2023-058
Advisory Committee to the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Affairs (LGBTQ) Mayor's Order 2013-159 Amended 2015-262
Advisory Committee to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) D.C. Code § 2-1831.17
Advisory Committee on Trauma Technologists DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Surgical Assistants DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Street Harassment
Advisory Committee on Polysomnography DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Physician Assistants DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Naturopathic Medicine DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Community Use of Public Space Mayor's Order 2018-002
Advisory Committee on Clinical Laboratory Practitioners D.C. Code § 3–1202.08
Advisory Committee on Anesthesiologist Assistants DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Committee on Acupuncture DC Code § 3-1202.03
Advisory Board on Veterans Affairs for the District of Columbia Mayor's Order 2001-92 Amended 2002-142
Adult Career Pathways Task Force Mayor's Order 2014-232