Vision Awards

Vision Awards

2019 Vision Awards Ceremony: Trinity University, Washington, DC


Committee of 100 on the Federal City | Vision Awards

Since its founding in 1923 and for over 100 years, the non-profit, Committee of 100 on the Federal City has championed excellence, responsibility, and activism in public policy, urban design, and land use planning that protects Washington, DC’s unique character. The Committee’s vision of a beautiful and livable city for all recognizes that the District of Columbia is both the Nation’s Capital and a world-class city, but also home to over 700,000 residents.

Beginning in 2002, the Committee inaugurated its acclaimed, bi-annual Vision Awards to recognize excellence by others in support of that vision. The awards recognize excellence in urban design, neighborhood conservation, transportation planning, environmental and recreational conservation, historic preservation, and equitable housing throughout the District of Columbia.

The 2024 Vision Awards Gala will be held on October 17, 2024, at the Committee of 100 headquarters at the United Church of Christ, 945 G Street., NW.


2019 Vision Awards Reception

Past Award Recipients

Crummel School In Ivy City

2021 Vision Award: Empower DC, Crummell School, Ivy City – against all odds, for preserving the historic school as a vibrant community center for residents of the Trinidad and Ivy City neighborhoods in Washington, DC 

2019 Vision Award: The Anacostia Watershed Society – for marshaling thousands of volunteer hours to reclaim, raise public awareness, and enjoy the Anacostia River

2019 Vision Award: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts/ Steven Holl Architects – The REACH – for the innovative, exciting, and environmentally responsible addition to the world-famous building

Vision Awards Categories

Projects, Programs, or Plans: Awarded for a project or projects (realized or proposed) that benefit the District of Columbia as a whole or serve as an exemplary achievement to be duplicated in other areas of the city.

Nominations may include completed projects, published plans, and educational and stewardship programs that promote innovative and visionary land use, planning, and other similar efforts that reflect the mission of The Committee of 100 on the Federal City.

Organizations: Awarded to public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic organizations located in, or near, the District of Columbia for an exemplary body of work that advances the Committee’s stated goals. This need not be restricted to one project, plan, or program.

Individuals: Awarded at the discretion of the Committee Trustees in three categories for public service, activism, or lifetime achievement to those who have devoted significant professional or voluntary time and effort to planning and land use city wide, in their neighborhoods, or through a significant project. To qualify for the Lifetime Achievement award, individuals must have accomplished visionary work that has benefited the District of Columbia within one or more of the advocacy areas in which the Committee engages.


2021 Vision Lifetime Achievement Award: DC Preservation League – 50th Anniversary – in recognition of the League’s leadership in preserving and defending the historic built patrimony of the nation’s capital. (L) Rebecca Miller, Executive Director, (R) Scott DiMartino, President, DCPL Board of Trustees

2021 Vision Award: Park Morton Equity Team & Council @ Park Morton Park Morton Equity Plan – for a trailblazing approach to public housing redevelopment that engages residents as partners

2019 Vision Award: Bloomingdale Historic Designation Coalition/ Prologue DC – for marshaling community support to designate and preserve as historic, a local neighborhood significant in the Nation’s Civil Rights struggle

How To Apply for A Vision Award

Steve Glaude, President & CEO, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development/Co-Sponsor of 2019 Vision Awards – CNHED advances community development solutions that address the inequity of under-resourced communities in DC.

Currently, nominations for the Fall 2024 Awards are not yet being accepted. We will issue a press release once nominations are open and post that information here.

If you would like to discuss your nomination with a member of the Committee of 100, you may email us at and we will reply to your inquiry by email or telephone. Thank you in advance.


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