Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Be my ANC Commissioner

Today is the day to pick up petitions to run for Advisory Neighborhood Commission. To qualify all you need is 25 signatures from your single member district. The petitions are due on September 3, 2010. For more information about becoming an ANC, We Love DC put together a handy guide. Congress Heights on the Rise has offered her blog to ANC Challengers who want to be profiled.

Word on the street is ANC 7B needs to replace three of the current commissioners. I can't speak for the entire ANC, but ANC 7B06 needs a new commissioner. My ideal commissioner would:
  • Communicate with the community by any means necessary. It could be email, twitter, blog, newsletter, messenger pigeon, skywrite, and/or whatever. Many people cannot attend every ANC meeting, but their opinions still matter and they still need to be informed.
  • Be able to think about issues from different perspectives. The reality is our demographics are diverse, which means our needs are diverse. We need a leader who can take the diverse needs of the community into consideration when making a decision.
  • Attend ANC, HCCA, and Fairfax Village Community Association Meetings to gather feedback from the community.
Miss V isn't asking for a lot. If you are serious about taking on the position, feel free to contact me.

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