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May 22, 2015 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Friday roundup – May 18 through May 22, 2015

The WRAG office will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy the long weekend! 

THIS WEEK AT WRAG/PHILANTHROPY
– Check out some of the key issues that were raised during WRAG’s recent Loudoun County Philanthropy Conference. (Loudoun Times, 5/15)

THIS WEEK IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS
– Polly Donaldson, the new head of the Department of Housing and Community Development, discussed how the agency plans to extend its focus on affordable housing into efforts to end homelessness. (WCP, 5/15)

– Montgomery County planners released a draft of their Bethesda Downtown Plan, including recommendations for the area over the next 20 years.  Plans involve new park space and the preservation of affordable housing. (Bethesda Magazine, 5/15)

THIS WEEK IN HEALTH
– Arabella Advisors shared some effective approaches that health funders can take to fulfill unmet needs in the constantly evolving healthcare system. (Arabella Advisors, 5/18)

– For the second year in a row, the Washington region was number one in a list of the fittest metropolitan areas. (NPR, 5/19)


Whether you live in the District or just occasionally pass through the area, it’s always nice to know how to get around. Take this quiz to see how well you can navigate D.C. streets. I’m proud of my 5/10!

– Ciara

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