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The DC Code: § 3-653 Powers of the Commission.

Index3 District of Columbia Boards and Commissions. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Commission shall:
1
Serve as an advocate for fashion retailers, designers, and beauty businesses in the District;
2
Advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and the Council concerning needs of the people of the District for fashion-design activities and concerning the development and improvement of fashion and cultural affairs programs in the District;
3
Stimulate and encourage study and review of the status of fashion arts projects and serve as the clearinghouse for activities aimed at realizing a fashion retail corridor that will serve as a centralized shopping destination featuring local, national, and international fashion designers and boutiques in the District;
4
Prepare and recommend to the Mayor and the Council an annual plan for fashion arts projects and events in the District; and
5
Work with District departments and agencies, private organizations, and the fashion-design community to develop and undertake programs which will encourage maximum participation in fashion art and cultural affairs activities and which will promote greater appreciation and enjoyment of the trade.
b
The Commission may:
1
Nominate special advisors to serve and provide technical and expert advice on matters relevant to the functions of the Commission; provided, that decision-making shall reside with the Commission;
2
Form task forces, as required, composed of Commission members, special advisors, and others interested in serving;
3
Apply for and receive grants to fund its program activities in accordance with procedures relating to grants management and recommend to the Mayor and the Council applications for federal grants-in-aid to projects or productions in fashion design; and
4
Accept private gifts and donations to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 17-148, see notes following § 3-651. DC CODE § 3-653 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 15, 2008, D.C. Law 17-148, § 4, 55 DCR 2219.)