The ANCs were created in 1976 to bring government closer to the people. Their main job is to be the neighborhood’s voice. Here’s my plan for making this happen:
To engage our residents:
- I will be available on a one-on-one basis anytime by email, text, or phone.
- I will continue to walk the streets of our district to meet neighbors in person.
- I will hold periodic Town Halls and online listening sessions for expanded all-district input.
- I will use ad hoc online surveys to gauge all-district sentiment on specific ANC issues.
- I will employ a network of neighborhood liaisons block by block.
To keep our residents informed:
- I will publish a monthly email newsletter on key ANC business and decisions.
- I will do email alerts on urgent issues.
- I will post (judiciously) on the local listserv and social media.
- I will use traditional word of mouth communication via neighborhood liaisons.
As the concerns of our community coalesce:
- I will convene neighbors to brainstorm remedies and develop action proposals.
- I will leverage the multifaceted expertise of residents in our district.
- I will advocate for our needs and issues before the ANC.
- I will work with the other Commissioners for joint action, as required.
- I will represent our needs and interests to city officials and liaise with them for positive results.
I’ll seek to be a connector, convener, and catalyst — all towards bringing government closer to the people, ensuring our neighbors have an effective voice, and fostering even more inclusive, cohesive, and democratic community.