(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement on the passing of former City Administrator Allen Lew.
“If we judge our life by how much we do to improve the lives of others, few will match Allen Lew. He leaves behind a remarkable legacy. Allen came to DC to build a Convention Center, stayed to imagine the house that brought baseball back home to DC, and designed and rebuilt schools as the centerpiece of thriving and sustainable neighborhoods. With Allen at the helm, our biggest challenges could be tackled by assembling a dedicated team, communicating a vision, and demonstrating a relentless commitment to seeing it through. His legacy will live on in the many public servants who still serve our city and who learned from Allen. He taught us that in public service, you do not need to choose between quality and efficiency as embracing both yields excellence.
“Our condolences and prayers are with Allen’s family and loved ones. So much of what we enjoy in our city today is the result of Allen’s ability to bring people together and get the work done, and he will be missed dearly by us all.”