What We Do
- Connection between District of Columbia Residents and the Executive office of the Mayor.
- Establishes partnerships with communities, conducts and coordinates events, town halls, forums, and projects in support of carrying forward mayoral initiatives at the community level.
- Serving as a liaison between the Mayor and community organizations, civic groups, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs)
- Manage and advise on the intersectional needs of community needs through the oversight of 13 community affairs offices.
Meet the Director
Lamont Akins was appointed to the Executive Office of the Mayor by Mayor Muriel Bowser on January 2, 2015. He currently serves as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs.
He manages and provides guidance for the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs to implement the Mayor’s Fresh Start vision for constituent engagement and outreach in all 8 Wards across the District of Columbia. Under the purview of the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs are the 13-constituent engagement/affiliate offices.
Lamont has served two terms as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC 4D01 in the Brightwood Park neighborhood and previously served as Director of Conventions for the Eastern Region of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Master of Science degree in Community Development from Delta State University. He lives in the Brightwood Park area of Ward 4.
The Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs was established through the Mayor’s Order 2008-46. MOCA is responsible for ensuring that the needs of the residents of the District of Columbia are met and that residents' engagement and interests in the community are heightened.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for here or elsewhere on DC.gov you can submit a FOIA request online via the DC government Public FOIA Portal. Requests may also be submitted by mail, fax, or email. However, please note that FOIA requests submitted online will be easier to track and process.
To understand the process before making a request, please see foia.dc.gov.
An administrative appeal is submitted to the Mayor. An administrative appeal may be submitted online via the DC government Public FOIA Portal. An appeal may also be submitted by mail or email. The appeal must include a copy of the original request as well as a copy of the public body's written denial letter issued to you, if any. In addition, the appeal must include a written statement of the arguments, circumstances, or reasons in support of the information sought by your request. The appeal letter must include "Freedom of Information Act Appeal" or "FOIA Appeal" in the subject line of the letter as well as marked on the outside of the envelope. You may direct a written appeal to:[email protected]
Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
A copy of the appeal must be provided to the public body whose denial you are appealing. The appeal must be addressed to the public body’s FOIA Officer.
The FOIA Officer is the principal contact point within MOCA for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the FOIA. All requests are handled professionally and expeditiously. MOCA’s FOIA Officer’s information is listed below.
Executive Office of the Mayor
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 724-7681