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 moved to Ivy City a few years ago with my wife, Mariana, and our dog, Summer. Being a long-time football coach for McKinley Tech HS, I immediately took to the neighborhood kids. After realizing that the kids didn’t have a place to play, we put a basketball hoop in our backyard, as a safe place to hang out and shoot hoops. Our backyard is active just about every day with kids of all ages. The kids’ parents and guardians have our number, so that they can always check-in on the kids.
I’ve decided to run for ANC because Ivy City kids deserve a community space that belongs to them: a safe, healthy spot that can fit everyone who wants to play. I’m running because Ivy City families deserve a representative who cares about and interacts with the community. I believe in people-centered, not profit-driven, development. Let’s start by making sure the Crummell School goes to the community.