Georgetown is a thriving commercial district, a historic destination, and home to a close-knit residential community who often call it a “village”. Whether you’re a new business, new resident or simply interested in being part of the local community, these links will help get you oriented.
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2E): Serves the neighborhoods of Burleith, Foxhall-MacArthur, Georgetown, and Hillandale. Meets the first Monday of each month.
Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG): Seeks to maintain a unique mix of missions for the community, while seeing that the views of residents and homeowners are well represented. Hosts monthly membership meetings.
Georgetown Business Association (GBA): Non-profit membership organization committed to maintaining and improving the climate for conducting business in Georgetown. Hosts monthly membership events.
Georgetown Ministry Center: Georgetown Ministry Center advocates for the homeless and guides service-resistant, chronically homeless individuals towards stability and housing through aggressive street outreach, provision of a safe and welcoming environment where everyone is treated with respect. Visit the website for volunteer and donation opportunities.
Georgetown University: Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic university in the United States. Enrollment was 17,849 in 2013.
George Washington University: Founded in 1821 by an Act of Congress, George Washington University fulfills George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Enrollment was 25,264 in 2013.
Old Georgetown Board (OGB): An advisory committee of architects appointed by the Commission of Fine Arts that holds monthly meetings and reviews design projects in the historic district.
The Georgetown Professionals: A social and professional networking group that hosts monthly happy hours. To join the email list, contact John Mansour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Georgetown Dish: The online news site publishes stories and commentary on Georgetown from politics, business and real estate to social coverage, the arts, family and wellness.
The Georgetowner: The biweekly publication and news site offers Georgetown arts, entertainment, real estate, education, style and health coverage and a classified advertising section. The publication has been in circulation since 1954.
The Georgetown Current: The weekly community newspaper offers neighborhood news in addition to arts, sports, school, real estate, and general District coverage. The publication also includes opinion, police report, and calendar and classified advertising sections.
Georgetown Metropolitan: Neighborhood blog authored by resident Topher Matthews. Its name honors a now-defunct local newspaper of the same name published from 1820 to 1837.