January 1, 2021
I am honored to represent single-member district 3F03, which has been my home for over 16 years. As a founding Board Member of Van Ness Main Street and Chair of the Economic Development Committee, I have been involved in various local issues, particularly those involving our small enterprises. I worked closely with several businesses, including Bread Furst, Acacia Bistro, and Italian Pizza Kitchen, to win Great Streets Grants awarded by the District. I also led the effort to draft a position paper and testified before DDOT to oppose Chick-fil-A’s application for approval to operate a drive-through at the Burger King site due to traffic and pedestrian safety concerns. More recently, I negotiated a Letter of Intent with senior staff of the University of the District of Columbia regarding their commitments to lease commercial real estate in Van Ness.
Since the end of my term on the Board of Van Ness Main Street, I have been looking for ways to stay engaged in community matters. Among the many issues facing this area are pedestrian and traffic safety, the recent rise in crime, the development of vacant retail space in the Van Ness corridor, environmental sustainability, and affordable housing. I bring my skills as an attorney, my experience as a former Board Member of Van Ness Main Street and, most importantly, my commitment to this neighborhood to my position as Commissioner.
In my spare time, I love to cook, travel, and exercise. I live in Forest Hills with my husband, two teens and my baby – a blonde labradoodle named Peanut. Feel free to reach out to me with questions, issues and information. My email address is 3F03@anc.dc.gov. See you around the hood!