On July 27, 2023 Mayor Bowser announced the creation of a Sports Team within the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) to plan, coordinate, and support professional and recreational sports in Washington, DC.
Led by Jonathan Kayne, Director of Special Projects and Finance at DMPED, the DMPED Sports Team will work closely with the District’s professional teams and coordinate across District agencies, including Events DC and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) to maintain, attract, and grow world-class sports teams and sporting events in Washington, DC. A focus of the DMPED Sports Team will also be to develop the next generation of DC athletes and coaches.
The Sports Team will serve as the central point of contact within the Bowser Administration for the District’s professional sports teams, as well as professional leagues looking to host large events in the District.
DC Sports Study
The DMPED Sports Team has issued a Requests for Proposals (RFP) for a “DC Sports Study” to identify potential financing models for District investment in new and existing sports facilities and to measure the economic impact of sports and entertainment venues in the District.
The submission deadline for proposals is Thursday, August 24, 2023.
Contact the Sports Team
To contact the DMPED Sports Team, email [email protected].