The Commission is comprised of 12 members. Commissioners represent federal and local constituencies with a stake in planning for the nation's capital. The President appoints three citizens, including the Chair. At least one presidential appointee must reside in Virginia and another in Maryland while the third is at-large. The Mayor of the District of Columbia appoints two citizens. Both must be residents of the District of Columbia.
Remaining members are ex officio. These include
- The Mayor of Washington, DC
- The Chair of the DC City Council
- Heads of Executive Branch agencies with significant
land holdings in the region
- Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate committees with
DC oversight responsibility
Ex officio members typically appoint alternates to represent them at Commission meetings.
L. Preston Bryant, Jr. (Virginia)
President Obama appointed L. Preston Bryant, Jr. as chairman of NCPC in September 2009. The President reappointed Chairman Bryant and his current term extends until January 2019. Mr. Bryant is a senior vice president for economic and infrastructure development in the Richmond office of McGuireWoods Consulting where he advises on a wide range of issues including water and wastewater facilities, conventional and renewable energy, and commercial and industrial development. Mr. Bryant previously served as secretary of natural resources in the cabinet of former Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine, where he oversaw the Commonwealth’s environmental, recreational, wildlife, and historic resources agencies. Prior to his cabinet service, Secretary Bryant served in the Virginia House of Delegates for ten years. He also served as a manager and partner at Hurt & Proffitt, Inc., a Virginia-based civil engineering, surveying, and planning firm. Mr. Bryant received his BA in English from Randolph-Macon College, a Master’s of Humanities from the University of Richmond, and an MA in modern British literature from the University of London.
|John M. Hart (Maryland)
John M. Hart began a 6-year term on the Commission in January 2009. Mr. Hart earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Miami University, and a Master of Architecture and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a Principal with The Onyx Group as the Director of Planning and as Principal in the Planning and Urban Design Group for RTKL Associates in Washington, DC. Mr. Hart has special experience in the field of natural hazard mitigation planning.
Elizabeth Ann White (At-Large)
President Obama appointed Elizabeth Ann White to the Commission in January 2012 for a six-year term that expires in 2017. Ms. White is the Director of the Chicago Office of The Trust for Public Land. Her previous positions include serving as the Managing Director of Communications and Policy for the Chicago Housing Authority, the Chief of Staff for the Chicago Transit Authority’s Chicago Transit Board, and the Assistant Commissioner for the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development. In addition, Ms. White was the founding executive director of Friends of the Chicago River. She serves on the board of NeighborSpace and is the former Chair of the Lakewood Balmoral National Historic District Committee. Ms. White received a B.Phil. from Northwestern University and M.A. in Urban Studies from Loyola University.
Arrington Dixon (Washington, DC)
Mr. Dixon is president of Arrington Dixon & Associates, Inc. (ADA Inc), a computer and telecommunications professional service business. Mr. Dixon has served in various public-sector capacities, including chairman and member of the Council of the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. He is currently Chairman of the Anacostia Coordinating Council and a Life Member of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City. A graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Mr. Dixon continues to support national defense efforts as a Colonel in the Army Reserve. He holds a B.A. from Howard University and a J.D. from George Washington University. Mr. Dixon was first appointed to the Commission in 1995 and was most recently reappointed in 2011 by Mayor Vincent Gray.
Robert E. Miller (Washington, DC)
Mr. Miller began his four-year term as a Mayoral Appointee on the Commission in January 2011. He first served NCPC as an alternate representing the District Council Chairman in 1985, and was elected NCPC Vice-Chairman in April 2007. Mr. Miller has a B.A. from Hamilton College and a J.D. from George Washington University. He served as Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs, Legislative Counsel to the District of Columbia City Council Chairman, and as Policy and Legal Advisor to the D.C. City Council's Committee of the Whole. Mr. Miller is also a Mayoral Appointee to the D.C. Zoning Commission for a term expiring in 2017.
Department of Defense
Michael L. Rhodes
Director, Administration and Management
Sajeel S. Ahmed
Director, Facilities Services Directorate
Washington Headquarters Services
Deputy Director, Defense Facilities Directorate
Washington Headquarters Services
Department of the Interior
Jonathan B. Jarvis
National Park Service
Acting Regional Director
National Capital Region
Associate Regional Director
General Services Administration
Julia E. Hudson
(National Capital Region, 11A)
Director, Office of Planning & Design Quality
(Public Buildings Service)
External Affairs Analyst
(Public Buildings Service)
United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and
Deputy Staff Director
Howard A. Denis
Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia
Acting Director, DC Office of Planning
Deputy Director, Development Review and Historic Preservation,
DC Office of Planning
Chairman of the Council of the
District of Columbia
Councilmember, Council of the District of Columbia
Legislative Counsel, Council of the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole