Connected DMV convenes a comprehensive, regional COVID-19 task force focused on recovery and renewal PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2020 – Today Connected DMV is proud to announce its roster for the COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force. Each of these 45 individuals was chosen for their deep expertise and unique perspective. The cross-sector and regional nature of this group makes it especially well positioned to help the Washington, D.C. metro area recover and thrive following the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Task Force includes a rich mixture of commercial, academic, and community leaders and will work closely with Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, their respective administrations, and local governments across the DMV. Scheduled to convene monthly through October, the Task Force will first address near-term priorities, then transition to longer-term opportunities for building a resilient and sustainable economic recovery. The Task Force meetings will begin in May and will be facilitated by Jack McDougle, President and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. “Rebuilding our region’s economy after COVID-19 isn’t just a challenge—it’s an opportunity,” said Jack McDougle. “We can come back stronger, but only if we work together across jurisdictions and sectors. That’s exactly what this impressive group of leaders can and will do.” Upon its conclusion, the Task Force will present a strategy and actionable recommendations that will complement and help to integrate the efforts of regional governments. The results will set the foundation for a more robust and durable marketplace for innovators, small and large businesses, and other organizations to thrive in our nation’s capital region.