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Joe Sternlieb

CEO & President
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Joe has over 30 years of experience in city planning in Washington, DC. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master’s Degree in City Planning, his experience prior to joining the BID includes his role as VP of Acquisitions for Georgetown-based EastBanc, one of Washington’s premier mixed-use development firms; a decade as deputy director of the Downtown DC BID, the third BID in DC where he led a variety of major civic projects including the DC Circulator system and citywide visitor wayfinding system; and three years as staff director of the DC Council Committee on Economic Development where he shepherded passage of the BID, Convention Center, and Downtown Arena enabling legislation. Prior to becoming a city planner Joe spent 9 years as a national issues organizer on Nuclear Arms Control and Civil Rights issues. He has served on the Boards of over 20 local organizations including DC Vote, Georgetown Heritage, and DC Sustainable Transportation – all of which he co-founded.


Been with the BID: since October 2012
Been in DC: since 1986
Favorite Georgetown Amenity: The huge mix of great stores and restaurants

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