This post follows up on an earlier post entitled Serious Competition for ANC 3E Seats This November. Why the most local of elections are important:
When most District residents think about this November’s election, they think about who the next mayor will be or the race for Washington’s first elected Attorney General. Those and other citywide races are important for the direction our city will take in the next four years. Voters should learn more about the candidates and consider carefully for whom they will vote.
However, here at Tenleytown, D.C. we are also looking a bit closer to home as the five seats on our Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC), which represents AU Park, Friendship Heights, and Tenleytown, are up for grabs this fall. ANCs have the closest ties to local communities and are elected to represent directly neighborhood interests.
ANC 3E commissioners have played significant roles in shaping the development of the Wisconsin Avenue corridor; representing local interests in the expansion, renovation, and boundaries of Janney, Alice Deal, and Woodrow Wilson schools; addressing issues of livability, walkability, and transportation; managing relationships between businesses and residents; and responding to District government and agencies’ policy proposals that impact the area in which we live.