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About OCAF

Mission Statement

The Office of Community Affairs (OCAF) ensures continuous, open communication between District of Columbia residents and the Executive Office of the Mayor. The Office conducts and coordinates events, town halls, forums, and projects in support of the Neighborhood Service Initiative, part of the Mayor's Neighborhood Action Initiative.

To fulfill this mission, OCAF:

  • Serves as a liaison between the Mayor and community organizations, civic groups, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs)
  • Plans, prepares, and coordinates community meetings for the Mayor
  • Provides the Mayor with information and assistance in obtaining services from District government agencies and other sources

In terms of day-to-day operations, OCAF provides:

  • Strategic and organizational support for community meetings for the Mayor
  • Channels of communication for residents to express their concerns to the Mayor
  • Training and workshops for ANCs to further assist them in their services to constituents