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Moving Ahead with Hard Work

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.

When the rain took a break I shared some positivity with a sidewalk chalk message on Kalorama Rd NW

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.


  • 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!


  • 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!


Resident in focus: Xinyu Wen

Lives on: Columbia Rd

From: China

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


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