About Georgetown Heritage

Georgetown Heritage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to revitalize, activate, and interpret the National Park Service assets in Georgetown into inviting, inclusive, and inspiring destinations, with an initial focus on the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

Our first priority is to restore and revitalize the mile-long section of the C&O Canal that runs through Georgetown. It is a unique and beloved piece of our neighborhood’s – and America’s – history. It is a gateway into the story of our industrial past, and a place for exercise, recreation, and reflection. In recent years budget cuts have forced the National Park Service to eliminate all educational programming and defer important maintenance work in Georgetown.

As an official Friends Group of the National Park Service, Georgetown Heritage is organizing our community to raise both public and private resources to restore, enliven, and interpret the Georgetown section of the C&O Canal. Our first step in this process is to develop a comprehensive master plan to guide our efforts. Read more about the Georgetown Canal Plan and how you can get involved here.


Staff

Alison Greenberg, Executive Director

Maggie Downing, Director of Public Programs & Partnerships


Board of Directors

Georgetown Heritage is governed by a Board of Directors comprising community leaders.

Lisa Bernstein
Learn Zillion

Nancy Taylor Bubes
Washington Fine Properties

Marc Duber, Treasurer
The Bernstein Companies

C. Boyden Gray
Boyden Gray & Associates

Will Langhorne
Private Investor

Richard Levy
The Levy Group

Carol Melton
Georgetown Resident

Adam Metz
Carlyle Group

Pamla Moore, Chair
Immediate Past President, Citizens Association of Georgetown

Jennifer Altemus Romm
Vice President, Citizens Association of Georgetown

Joseph Sternlieb
Georgetown Business Improvement District

Thomas L. Strickland, Esq.
Wilmer Hale

Deborah Winsor
August Georges


Partnerships

Georgetown Heritage has formed a private public partnership with local and federal government agencies and community organizations.

National Park Service

Georgetown Heritage is an official Friends Group of both the C&O Canal National Historical Park and Rock Creek Park. This partnership enables Georgetown Heritage to raise funds for the parks and establish mutual goals.

District of Columbia

Georgetown Heritage is supported by grant funding from the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. The DC Office of Planning provides staffing support to the development of the comprehensive master plan.

Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID)

The Georgetown BID provides staffing, office space, and administrative support to Georgetown Heritage. The C&O Canal project was first identified as a community priority during the Georgetown BID-led year-long community planning effort that created Georgetown 2028, a 15-year strategic plan for the neighborhood’s future.