Sprinting beyond summertime

Hopefully many of us are having a peaceful summer! While the neighborhood has been busy, our ANC has been tidying up some work before a brief break from official duties during August. But that doesn't mean I've been sitting idly!


I spent the last week of July cycling across my home state of Iowa, and visited this stand for DC statehood in the middle of a corn field!

Below you can find a recap from July, a glance at what is scheduled for August 2021, our resident + business in focus, and this month's video briefing.


WHAT WE DID

  • Approved 5-2 a letter in support of a special exception to lot occupancy restrictions at 2240 Ontario Rd NW

  • Approved 7-0 a letter in support of an art project at the corner of 17th St NW & Columbia Rd NW

  • Approved 7-0 a letter in support of an art project outside the Line Hotel

  • Participated in a Reed Cooke Neighborhood Association street cleanup

  • Represented ANC 1C at the July Adams Morgan Partnership BID board meeting

  • Attended a vigil in ward 1 for those who have died while experiencing homelessness

  • Attended ANC quarterly meeting with Councilmember Phil Mendelson

  • Joined the Ward 1 education and youth committee, unofficially representing ANC 1C

  • My testimony was quoted in a Washington Post piece on vacant and blighted properties


WHAT'S UP NEXT

  • ANC 1C and its committees will not meet in August; next meetings are in September!

  • Similarly, the Adams Morgan Partnership BID will have its next board meeting in September

  • Redistricting data from the US Census Bureau will begin being released; this will help shape how ANCs and wards get drawn


KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

Resident in focus: Phillip Katinas

Lives on: Kalorama Rd

From: Washington, DC

In Adams Morgan since: 2020 (but also for 11 years of childhood!)

For fun: Loves playing and watching sports, especially ice hockey. Phillip and his wife both love to explore, whether it's walking in the city or hiking in the great outdoors. Also loves to read, cook, and spend time with his family.

For work: in administration and teaches at the Aidan Montessori School.

Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: "I absolutely love how walkable this neighborhood is. My wife and I go on a long walk every evening!


Business in focus: Soussi

Industry: Food & beverage

Address: 2228 18th St NW

In Adams Morgan since: 2002

If you're a fan of relaxing vibes and Mediterranean cuisine, this is a great meetup spot!


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 August's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is fatigue