Today there was a great turnout for @districtbridges 2nd annual chili cook off @reliabletavern. It was an honor to be among the judges. Congratulations to @midlands_dc for being judged best overall chili by the panel, and to @dcreynoldsbar for winning the people’s choice award.
I found the tour of Fort Totten led by National Park Service Ranger Steve Phan to be excellent. Steve know his history. Despite the cold weather on Saturday, a large group turned out. The tour walked us around, in, and through the fort so that we could learn what the features of the fort were used for and why they were built. We also got to see a piece of Battery Totten nearby, until recently thought to have been destroyed.
We had some great speakers at the February Gertrude Stein Democratic Club meeting, including topics on the DNC convention and LGBTQ political engagement & DC Statehood. Looking forward to a full year of activity!
While visiting Georgia Avenue businesses today, was fortunate to catch Max at @sonnyspizzadc and get a quick tour of one of Park Views newest business, opening soon.
It was nice catching up with former 1A09 Commissioner Bobby Holmes today. Nothing beats being out in the neighborhood and talking to neighbors.
One of the great local business we visited today is Amen Coffee & Juice, located just south of the GeorgiaAve Metro Station. The coffee was delicious and hot the spot. A great way to start the day.
Had a nice morning meeting up with Jennifer Kuiper from District Bridges and ANC1A Commissioners Michael Wray and Rashida Brown to walk Georgia Avenue, talk to small business owners, and discuss the challenges and potential solutions to issues important to a thriving commercial district.
At the January 2019 meeting of ANC1A, I was re-elected to continue serving as the Commissions Chair. Also re-elected we Dotti Love Wade as Vice Chair, Zach Rybarczyk as Secretary, and Christine Miller as Treasurer. I’ve been Chair now for 5 1/2 years and am humbled by the continued confidence my colleagues have in me. Thanks to @viva.dc for photo.
January got off to a great start when I joined other elected ANC Commissioners to be sworn in for my 5th term and 9th year by DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. Here’s to a productive 2019-2020 term!