An abundance of trash on your street? Cars driving too fast in your neighborhood? Looking for a way to get more involved in the community? Your Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner is here to help (and yes, he/she ran for the position knowing it was unpaid!) This week, Sharee Calverley Lawler (ANC 6A 05) tells us about the improvements she’d like to help implement in her neighborhood. In the interest of full disclosure, you may recognize this week’s featured ANC rep, she’s an esteemed editor and writer at The Hill is Home.
1 – Tell us a little about yourself and the reason(s) you sought a position on your neighborhood’s ANC.
I adore my husband and my dog, in that order (if my husband asks). I have a great business, mainly because my clients are so fantastic to work with. I’m endlessly curious and I love trying new things — every year for my birthday my present to myself is to do something I’ve never done before. Its led to some things I never thought I’d do, like going to trapeze school two years ago.
As far as why I ran for ANC, the fact is I have the absolute best neighbors. Not only the people who live on my block, who are truly the salt of the earth, but all the people I’ve gotten to know over the course of almost 10 years of being part of my local community. I’m a big believer in the importance of local governance – it has such a huge impact on our day-to-day lives. So when our previous commissioner decided not to run again, I felt like representing my neighbors on the ANC would be a good way to use my skills in support of continuing to improve our corner of the Hill.
5- Complete this sentence: “Capitol Hill is the best place to live in DC because ____________.”
…so many people have invested their time, energy and resources to make it great.
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