DC ANC 4B03 Commissioner
Duties: Serves as a member of
the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC). Commissioners represent the
views of residents of their
Single Member District (SMD). After deliberation and votes, the ANC
Commission advises the Mayor, Council and executive agencies in local
matters such as parking, zoning, traffic, liquor licenses, permits,
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Zurick T. Smith
What is the most important issue facing your Single Member District and how do you intend to address it?
How will you engage with residents to be an effective Commissioner, especially reaching those who are unfamiliar with the role and value of ANCs?
Is there a question you wish we had asked? If so, what is the question and how would you answer it?
I have a proven record of listening to issues and working to find a viable solution. I have consistently committed to volunteering preferably in lower-income communities relating to healthcare, landlord-tenant to business matters. I have also been facilitator between local government and private employers in an effort to boost employment in Houston, our nation's fourth largest city. I am a communicator and an avid believer that our government has a responsibility to the people it serves, and it should make sure that it works diligently to meet the community’s needs. And I am confident that I can be the voice and advocate for my district by working hard to ensure that my community’s needs are addressed.
The biggest issue in my neighborhood is the need for improvements to the infrastructure and repairs to the streets and sidewalks. My wife and I are avid walkers in the neighborhood and instantly notice the potholes and desperate need for re-pavement of sections on 7th Street to Quakenbos, Somerset and Riddenhouse, for instance. I believe Brightwood is a gem, and we residents should advocate for clean and repaved streets to reflect the character of the neighborhood. I plan to address this by partnering with DDOT and the 4B commission to resolve this issue.
I will interact in a couple of ways. First, I plan to email monthly newsletters to residents as well as schedule virtual meetings to listen and address any concerns residents may have. Lastly, I am hoping to hold at least one potluck, townhall-style meeting for my district along with the other commissioners and their district residents.
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