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.
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
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 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