The Washington Post will sponsor a public forum on the state of city leadership and accountability on Sept. 27 at The Post auditorium, 1150 15th St. NW.

From corruption scandals to debates over gentrification, jobs and schools, the District of Columbia government is consistently the focus of public debate, media scrutiny and sometimes controversy. These themes will be discussed in the “Connecting the Dots in the District” forum.

The event is the latest in a series of “Behind the Headlines” programs sponsored by The Post.

Panelists include Barbara Lang, president and CEO of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce; Kojo Nnamdi, host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU radio; Carol Schwartz, a former D.C. Council member; and Clinton Yates, Express editor and opinion writer for The Root DC.

Robert McCartney, Post columnist and former Post assistant managing editor, will serve a moderator.

The forum also will feature results of a 2012 Washington Post survey on city leadership.

The forum will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited; please RSVP by e-mailing You may also submit questions to the panel with your RSVP.

The forum will be live-streamed at You can also follow Mike DeBonis’s tweets on the District of DeBonis blog. Hashtag is #PostBTH.