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DC ANC 4A02 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, etc.

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    Joan Hoyte
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    Stacey Lincoln

Información Biográfica

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?

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Qualifications -Two-term Elected ANC Commissioner, Shepherd Park -Community Organizer -Consultant to Small Business Start-ups
The Shepherd Park Community is a unique neighborhood with wonderful diverse residents. While many of the residents are middle class and older, the demographic is changing as younger families are relocating to the neighborhood.

The most important issue facing the ANC Single Member District is a need for quality affordable housing as housing cost are increasing. Additionally, the Upper Georgia Avenue NW corridor needs more quality businesses, such as fine dining restaurants, grocery stores and other professional services. The corridor needs less bars, liquor stores and take-out only establishments.

I will continue to work with the newly created Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street (UGAMS), the Shepherd Park Citizens Association (SPCA) to attract new businesses while working with current businesses to improve the quality of services offered while mitigating issues that may disrupt quality of life issues in the community.
Because ANC Commissioners consider a wide range of policies and programs affecting respective neighborhoods, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District's annual budget, I will continue to utilize various modes of communication such as the neighborhood listserv, quarterly newsletters, submit pressers and articles to the neighborhood organization’s news publication and finally, visiting neighbors and business stakeholders to make formal introductions, listening to concerns and soliciting feedback.
What do you think about the movement to change the names of monuments, streets, buildings and other entities with racist or slava connotations. My answer: To change such names would be to bury or eradicate a shameful history that African Americans did not create. While blacks were an unwilling participant in the institution of slavery, our ancestors inheritely are part of its history. Further, as that history disappears, it will also be forgotten. While I agree the images and names associated with racism and slavery should not be venerated, I hope this movement is not masking a hidden agenda. Think about the Shepherd Park Neighborhood and for whom it is named.