Summer might be officially over, but activity is still at full speed in Adams Morgan. The past month went by very quickly as the fiscal year came to a close for DC.
Let's look back at September, glance at what is ahead for October 2021, our resident + business in focus, and this month's video briefing.
WHAT WE DID
Resolution in support of safety enhancements to the intersection of 16th Street, U Street, and New Hampshire Avenue NW passed 5-0
Resolution in favor of safer road infrastructure on 17th Street NW passed 5-0
$4,000 grant for translation services for early childhood care passed 5-0
$4,000 grant for a scissor lift to aid in painting a mural at Marie Reed Elementary passed 5-0
Review of ANC 1C's contract for audio & video services was postponed indefinitely (2-0-3)
Continued assisting residents with STAY DC applications for rent assistance; please keep alerting me if you or someone you know could use help!
Co-signed a letter to DC housing authorities urging them to suspend plans that would suddenly displace unhoused residents staying in encampments on public land
Represented ANC 1C at the September Adams Morgan Partnership BID board meeting
Successfully requested Google Maps label Ann Hughes Hargrove Park on their map
Shared a detailed recent legal history of the property at 1800 Columbia Rd NW and was mentioned in a Washington Post article on the matter
Volunteered and attended both Adams Morgan Day and Adams Morgan Porchfest!
WHAT'S UP NEXT
October 6: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)
October 23: Out of the Darkness walk on the national mall to support suicide prevention
October 30: Adams Morgan Apple Festival
October + November: I'm making a special outreach push before holiday season to hear from neighbors: how am I doing? What goals do you have for 2022? Message me or schedule a phone chat!
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS
Resident in focus: Xinyu Wen
Lives on: Columbia Rd
In Adams Morgan since: 2019
For fun: Barre, yoga reading, combatting climate change
For work: World Bank Group
Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: Kalorama park and all the great restaurants
Business in focus: Yerevan Market and Cafe
Industry: Food & beverage
Address: 2204 18th St NW
In Adams Morgan since: 2021 (brand new!)
They have a great menu full of Armenian cuisine that you'll want to come back for
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 October's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is homelessness