Energized and Ready for What's Next

The new school year is upon us, which is both exciting and scary under the current circumstances. While ANC 1C took a quick break from official meetings, like many in Adams Morgan I stayed very busy to close out summer 2021 and prepare for the important months ahead.

The last Saturday of August 2021 was busy, as I attended both the March on for Voting Rights and Make Good Trouble Rally

Here is a summary for August, a look at what is scheduled for September 2021, our resident + business in focus, and this month's video briefing.


WHAT WE DID

  • ANC 1C took a recess from official meetings, including committees

  • Helped residents in neighboring Mount Pleasant fill out STAY DC applications for rent assistance; if you or anyone you know could use help with this, please contact me right away

  • Wrote & published an editorial piece in the Washington Post on the opportunities & barriers for ANCs to fairly serve the community

  • DPR announced Walter Pierce Park's athletic field will be made open for public use; I wrote the first draft of the resolution leading to this, so it's great to see our effort worked!

  • Submitted comments on why Upper Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park should stay closed to cars

  • Co-signed letter to DC authorities on how encampment evictions only worsen our housing crisis

  • Began volunteering to organize the October 23 Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; sign up to join here, and let me know of any businesses that might want to be an official sponsor


WHAT'S UP NEXT

  • September 1: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)

  • September 11: The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is hosting its annual 50 States Ride; let me know if you plan on riding too!

  • September 12: Adams Morgan Day! This year the event will be both in-person and virtual


KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

Resident in focus: Audra Edwards

Lives on: Columbia Rd

From: Berryhill, Oklahoma

In Adams Morgan since: 2019

For fun: Reading historical fiction (and anything about the Royal Family), browsing estate sales, and road tripping around the DMV!

For work: Homer Law, Chartered, specializing in law related to Tribal sovereignty, governance, and economic development

Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: Meeting new people (and pets!!!) in Kalorama Park and visiting all the unique local businesses!


Business in focus: Pop's Sea Bar

Industry: Food & beverage

Address: 1817 Columbia Rd NW

In Adams Morgan since: 2014

Whether you're dining in or carrying out, they've got some great options & ambiance!


If you would like to nominate an Adams Morgan 1C03 business or resident (including yourself!) to be featured in a future month's update, message me here


See a reference or abbreviation you don't understand? Look it up in my ANC key term index


Don't miss September's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is liquor licenses