Commissioner for ANC3CO5
"Community over commuters!"
My wife and I have lived in a one-bedroom apartment on the corner of Connecticut and Ordway for almost ten years, with our dog, Swift. I am a professor in American University's Environmental Science department, and used to serve on the board of the Cleveland Park Citizens Association, where I was chair of the transportation committee and inaugural co-chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee. I have volunteered for our community in several ways over the past several years, and am proud to represent you all in our single-member district.
The issues I care about:
Reclaim our public space for people from cars
Prioritize place-making for the community and bicycle lanes
Help families with kids have a safe neighborhood, prioritizing walkability over cars.
Advocate for tenant protections and rent-controlled units to be preserved in Cleveland Park.
Advocate for government support and services for all our neighbors to ensure they can live their lives with dignity, especially those experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, and mental health disorders.
Advocate for both immediate and long-term solutions to school overcrowding and provide children a safe route to walk to and bike to school.
Save the Uptown and our business district post-COVID by working with Main Street to make our neighborhood more livable and popular.
Hold D.C. agencies accountable for addressing the numerous infrastructure issues in Cleveland Park, including drainage issues at the Metro station, safety at the intersection of Quebec, Porter and Connecticut, and the Hearst park and pool construction issues.
Make Cleveland Park an inclusive community for everyone, while making sure to respect our historic character.
Work with all neighborhood groups to advance the future of our neighborhood.