23 Oct 2018

Election 2018:

ANC Candidate Statements: Gail Fast, ANC 6D01

photo courtesy of Gail Fast

The Hill is Home is sharing the statements of ANC candidates in our general region. Although the main focus of our blog is Capitol Hill –served by ANCs 6A through 6C– we feel that a community is made stronger by the neighbors with whom we share a close geographical area. We are honored to share candidate statements from neighbors from Ivy City to Navy Yard, with minor style edits. To all of you who are running: Thank you. –Maria Helena Carey and Kate McFadden

I have lived in Southwest for over 25 years, attracted by the economic, cultural and social diversity of Southwest and the overwhelming community engagement in matters directly affecting our way of life.

As a first-term commissioner, I have tried to stay abreast of the issues –serving as a Board Member/ANC Representative of the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC); as an ANC Representative on the Wharf Phase I (and II) Construction and DAG Committees; as the ANC Representative at PSA 105 meetings; and representing ANC6D at DPW Strategic Planning meetings. I also serve on Councilmember Allen’s Transportation Strikeforce, which meets bi-monthly to tackle transportation issues in Southwest, the Navy Yard and Buzzard Point. The Strikeforce was instrumental in bringing back the Circulator to Southwest in July.

If re-elected, I will continue to advocate for a “build-first” for Greenleaf; work to transform Lansburgh Park into our “central park” and create a robust connection to the Duck Pond; and ignite a thriving town center with the development of a new Southwest Community Center.

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