Willie Phillips Assumes the Chair of Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region

December 16, 2019

Press Release

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Contact: Michelle Subbiondo – msubbiondo@livingclassrooms.org, (410) 685-0295 x240

At its meeting yesterday in Washington, the board of Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region chose Willie L. Phillips to be its new chair. Phillips was   previously the board’s vice-chair.

Phillips is an attorney and chairman of the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia. He was appointed to the Public Service Commission by Mayor Vincent Gray in 2014 and reappointed by Mayor Bowser to serve as Chairman in 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Montevallo and a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law.

The board was chaired previously by Daryl Owen, founder and partner of Owen Evans Ingols of the District.

“Daryl’s leadership has been absolutely critical to the success of Living Classrooms’ National Capital Region programs for the past eight years,” said Living Classrooms’ President and CEO, James Piper Bond. “We are excited to have Willie Phillips take the gavel now. Willie is deeply committed to our mission and we are certain that he will provide fantastic leadership in the years ahead.”

Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region is the DC-based affiliate of the Living Classrooms Foundation. It serves thousands of children, youth and adults in the DC region with a suite of hands-on education and career training programs. Most of its programs are oriented to students from Title I schools in the region and residents of neighborhoods in Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8. It manages Kingman and Heritage Islands on behalf of the District Government, as well as the James C. Dent House Community Center in SW Washington, an historic educational ship, and an overnight nature camp near the Potomac in Northern Virginia. More at www.livingclassrooms.org.