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DC ANC 4A01 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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    Neena Murphy Martin

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?

Qualifications DC Resident, BA/Master's Degrees, CPA
Public safety and the sharing of public space and public resources generate the most conversation and conflicts. The efficient delivery of city services is another concern. One problem is that we are a border community located across the street from Silver Spring and on the edge of Rock Creek Park, so we sometimes have jurisdictional issues with three entities. For public safety, I would like our SMD to be less attractive to criminals. I will work for cooperation between the community and law enforcement in both Montgomery County and the District. I will also work with the District and Montgomery County governments on Vision Zero and other traffic control measures. To encourage consensus around the sharing of public resources, I will invite respectful dialogue to provide solutions that benefit as many as possible. I will advocate for the efficient and prompt delivery of city services commensurate with the needs of taxpayers.
I will use the resources of the Council member and the DC government to educate constituents on how DC government really works because it is different from any other government in the US. I will try to secure internet connectivity for all constituents for communication and telehealth. I will have an email, website, and telephone number where constituents can leave their concerns, and I will hold monthly SMD meetings, virtually and in-person. I would like to emphasize what city agencies to contact and how residents can advocate for themselves and their community. I would like to get away from the constituent services model of ANC and concentrate on making city government work efficiently so that residents' legitimate service requests will not require special intervention to be addressed. Finally, I will sponsor periodic Braver Angels debates where we can discuss matters of concern with respect and dignity to derive solutions.
What are the challenges and opportunities of your Single Member District? As I said before cross-jurisdictional boundaries can be a burden for our SMD, but it also gives us an opportunity to work with other jurisdictions to obtain solutions that will benefit my constituents and residents outside our Single Member District. Thank you.
Qualifications Dear Neighbors, It would be a privilege to be your next ANC for 4A01.  I have been a resident of Shepherd Park for over 13 years, I am a Veteran and served for over 8 years in the United States Air Force, I have served over 14 years in the Federal Government as a Civil Servant, And I have volunteered with many organizations totaling over 20 years of volunteer service. Some of the organizations I have volunteered in service are as follows: African American Federal Executive Association | Federally Employed Women (FEW) | Blacks in Government (BIG) | Toastmasters | The Junior League, Inc. (JLI) | Parent Teacher Association (PTA) | Boy Scouts of America (BSA) | Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of DC | First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) Sunday School Ministry teacher and Legal Ministry Intake Team | Neighborhood volunteer in the Shepherd Park Neighborhood of Washington, DC. My immediate family is my husband and son, and our extended family has been here in Shepherd Park for several generations. I have served Shepherd Park as a community leader & organized community events (Neighborhood watch training, Block Parties, Many Meetings on matters that impact our community.) I have Proven Leadership for a Better Future  I know Together We Can Make a Difference I am Committed to creating a better community through Developing improved and efficient: Infrastructure / Operations  Prioritizing Public Safety  Raising the standard of living for all residents in our neighborhood Creating Inclusive and Informed Communities within North Shepherd Park, Colonial Village and North Portal Estates  Your Vision will be my Voice on your behalf to make sure that Accountability driving Change will lead us to a better 4A01 Please VOTE Neena Murphy MARTIN for ANC 4A01 Learn more –or– Donate, Volunteer and get a yard sign at:
Campaign Twitter Handle @NeenaMartin4Dc
Website http;//www.NeenaMurphyMartin4DC.com
I am Committed to creating a better community through Developing improved and efficient: Infrastructure / Operations Prioritizing Public Safety Affordable housing Right to Age in place. To help with informing our Senior residents of the scamming and predatory lending activities that are taking place in our communities Legacy homeownership – Save Black Homeownership for Legacy inheritance and helping to undue the discriminatory housing laws for Black Washingtonians. Raising the standard of living for all residents in our neighborhood Creating Inclusive and Informed Communities within North Shepherd Park, Colonial Village and North Portal Estates
I will engage with residents to be an effective Commissioner by having monthly information exchange events both in person and virtually (to include meet & greets, covered dishes (potlucks), tea parties, picnics, BBQs, social events and training events as well). These events will allow residents to share information, receive updates and learn who I am as an ANC to support their needs, cares and concerns. I will also continue to have the Annual Block Party and Fall Harvest event I started in 2021 which includes the DC Government Agencies to be engaged with our community events. I will work with residents in 4A01 to re-establish the neighborhood watch program and partner with the Metropolitan Police Department Fourth District (MPD 4D) . I will encourage and empower residents to utilize the Office of Unified Communications (OUC) 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 city-wide services to report cares and concerns in their neighborhoods. As a follow on, I will continue to work with the DC and Federal Gov
What events do you have coming up that will help your constituents to learn more about you as a candidate and neighbor? 10/17/2022 -- Virtual Tele Town Hall meeting 10/23/2022 -- 2nd Annual Neighborhood Fall Harvest and Block Party 10/30/2022 -- Get out the Vote event with Neena Martin for ANC 4A01