Commissioner, ANC 3F04
January 1, 2017
Deirdre Brown is a 3rd generation Washingtonian and has watched the District of Columbia transform and grow into the diverse and vibrant city that it is today.
Deirdre’s priorities include affordable housing and the environment. Having worked in the real estate industry for over 15 years as a Realtor and as a title professional she knows firsthand the effects that gentrification and lack of affordable housing has had on many longtime residents of the District of Columbia. She is an active member of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) and sits on its Education Committee and Professional Development Sub-Committee. She also teaches continuing education classes at GCAAR locations.
Deirdre’s priorities include addressing housing issues such as aging in place, affordable housing for purchases and rentals, and protecting seniors and the equity in their homes. As a newly appointed member of the Soapstone Valley and Melvin Hazen, Parks and Trails Committee she will spend the next two years working on environmental issues, in particular issues in and around Soapstone Valley.
Deirdre received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, University College and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. It is not by chance that Deirdre chose to attend the District of Columbia’s only public law school. Here is where she strengthened her commitment to social justice and becoming an advocate for change. Deirdre represented low-income clients before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Administrative Boards, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She performed over 750 hours of pro bono work in the law school’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic and the HIV/AIDS Law Clinic. She interned with two Associate Judges at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, a Judge Advocate with the District of Columbia’s Office of the Tenant Advocate and worked with Law Students in Court to help residents who were facing a housing crisis. Becoming an ANC Commissioner will enable Deirdre to continue her commitment to social justice for residents of the District of Columbia.
Deirdre is a resident of the Van Ness neighborhood where she is the typical soccer mom. She has three daughters and two sons all of whom attended and/or attend public and independent schools in the District of Columbia. Her oldest daughter graduated from the National Cathedral School for Girls and earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree at American University. She currently has children at the Edmund Burke School and Hyde-Addison Elementary School. She is a past parent of Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School and the National Child Research Center preschool. Deirdre is an advocate for funding of programs like the Black Student Fund and The Opportunity Scholarship Program.
Please feel free to reach out to Deirdre via email: brownANC3F@gmail.com and stay up to date on issues that affect you by liking her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DeirdreBrownDC.
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