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Est. 2018 Population
702,455
General Obligation Bond Ratings
Aaa/AA+/AA+
Income Tax Secured Revenue Bond Ratings
Aa1/AAA/AA+

About Washington, DC Investor Relations

This is the official investor relations page for the District of Columbia ("the District"). The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) handles all of the District's debt financing needs, including its communication with bond investors.

About Washington, DC

The District was created in 1791 by an act of the United States Congress and Presidential proclamation and has served as the capital of the United States since 1800.  Since January 1975, the District has been governed under the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, which gave residents more autonomy over local affairs.  Under the Home Rule Act, the District is governed by an elected Mayor and an elected Council.

The executive and legislative powers and duties of the District government are comparable to those held by states, counties and cities throughout the United States.  However, Congress reviews all legislation passed by the Council before it can become law and retains authority over the District's budget.  With the exception of the payment of debt service on District debt, the District may not obligate or expend funds absent annual Congressional appropriation.

The District is a unique governmental entity, combining state, county, and municipal characteristics.  Functions performed by the District government include public safety, police, fire, corrections, consumer and business regulatory affairs, public works (highways, streets and traffic control and sanitation), human services (health, welfare and employment assistance), leisure services (recreation and libraries), economic development (planning, zoning, urban renewal and housing), public education and general administration.  The District and its instrumentalities also operate a university, a hospital, a stadium and armory complex, a convention center, a housing finance agency and a lottery.

The Team

Jeffrey S. DeWitt

Chief Financial Officer

(202) 727-2476

ocfo@dc.gov

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Jeffrey S. DeWitt
Bruno Fernandes

Deputy CFO & Treasurer

(202) 727-6288

bruno.fernandes@dc.gov

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Carmen Pigler

Associate Treasurer for Debt & Grants Management

(202) 727-7209

carmen.pigler@dc.gov

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Darryl Street

Senior Financial Policy Advisor

(202) 727-2476

darryl.street@dc.gov

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Darryl Street
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