As the cherry blossoms have bloomed and gone, so too has March 2022 departed us. It was hardly a dull month, with lots more activity coming with warmer temperatures. There are plenty of projects I'm still working to advance, both within 1C03 and alongside many neighbors for all of Adams Morgan and DC.
Now let's review March 2022, glance forward to April 2022, and share our resident + business in focus plus this month's video briefing.
WHAT WE DID
A settlement agreement with Yerevan passed 7-0
These are voluntary agreements between community groups like the ANC and liquor vendors over the terms of their business operations
Resolution in support of streetscape improvements along U Street passed 7-0
A request for a special zoning exception at 2329 Champlain St NW passed 7-0
Testified at a Transportation and the Environment budget oversight hearing
I urged Council to better fund DPW in order to more effectively manage trash and rodent issues in the city
Represented ANC 1C at the 2022 Adams Morgan Partnership BID annual meeting
Submitted a recommended Ward 1 map for new ANC boundaries as part of the Ward 1 Redistricting Task Force
Serving officially as a Ward 1 resident (rather than in a commissioner capacity), I helped determine where ANC and SMD borders should be for the coming decade
I also produced dozens of maps during the process, including the final recommendation map which DC Council will consider this month
Joined volunteer efforts to prepare the Jardín de las Mariposas (Butterfly Garden) in Kalorama Park for spring and summer
New volunteers are always welcome; message me if you're interested!
An article updating the status of the plaza at the former SunTrust building on 18th and Columbia featured commentary I contributed
Spoke on a panel for students at the University of the District of Columbia about the challenges and opportunities of serving as an ANC commissioner
Met with Ward 1 education and youth committee to discuss ways to support transgender students
WHAT'S UP NEXT
April 6: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)
April 6 & 7: I'll be testifying on budgetary needs regarding domestic violence, as well as regarding the Ward 1 Redistricting Task Force's recommended ANC map
April 9: Weeding on 19th St side of Kalorama Park
Message me for more info!
Ongoing: many liquor licenses in ANC 1C are up for renewal in 2022
Please reach out if you have any feedback—positive or negative—on establishments
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS
Resident in focus: Susie Ryan
Lives on: Kalorama Rd NW
Originally from: Crystal Lake, Illinois
In Adams Morgan since: 1986 (and on Kalorama Rd since 1997!)
For fun: "I have had a life full of sports and activities such as learning to windsurf in my 50s. I took up paddle boarding 15 years ago and hiking has always been a favorite as well as reading historical fiction."
For work: Enjoying retirement following a vibrant career at Georgetown Day School, where Susie met individuals including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hillary Clinton, writers like Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou, artists like Sam Gilliam, and William Christenberry. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is currently on the Parent Board at GDS.
Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: "So many reasons to love ADMO. Our neighbors, dining out, walking the neighborhood, walking to museums and all the celebrations."
Business in focus: Life of Riley
Industry: Pet care
Address: 2222 18th St NW
In Adams Morgan since: 2017
They focus on dogs, offering daycare, boarding, and grooming services
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 April's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is time management