The mission of the Mayors SETG Division is to provide outstanding support of the city’s public safety planning efforts for events requiring interagency coordination and to provide the highest quality interagency reviews and assessments of the operational, public safety and logistical components of proposals for special events.
Special Event Planning
As the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, hosts numerous special events that reflect the city’s diverse and rich heritage. The Government of the District of Columbia provides essential municipal services in support of event organizers to ensure that such occasions are conducted well and in a safe and secure environment, with minimal impact on the surrounding communities.
The Mayor’s Special Events Task Group (MSETG) is responsible for the city’s public safety planning efforts for events requiring interagency coordination. The MSETG, which is composed of membership from District of Columbia government agencies, Federal government agencies, and private sector emergency service organizations, is responsible for providing interagency reviews and assessments of the operational, public safety and logistical components of proposals for special events.
The MSETG meets regularly to review presentations of proposed events. The organizers are required to present proposals to the MSETG and receive the concurrence of the group prior to the issuance of permits or licenses by the permit-granting agencies.