Two candidates will appear on the ballot in the April 5th special election to fill the vacant ANC 3F01 seat (learn more about hours, location and procedures at ANC3F.com. Evelyn Chapin Quinn introduced herself last week. Here is David Dickinson’s statement:
We have not “moved to the suburbs;” rather our children attend Hearst Elementary. I have served as a President of the Hearst PTA, as a Chair of the Hearst Local School Advisory Team (LSAT), a member of the Hearst School Improvement Team (SIT), and informally as a member of the Friends of Hearst Park. We have witnessed a tremendous transformation in our community and I seek the ANC 3F01 position to help continue on that path and to work with all neighbors to have a voice in the transformation and to become aware of the cultural and other opportunities in our backyard.
I am an attorney with the US Environmental Protection Agency where I work on a variety of local, state, and national air quality issues. I am accustomed to conducting and participating in administrative hearings. In various capacities at Hearst Elementary I’ve also positively engaged with the City Council and the Mayor’s Office to promote the needs of the community.
I’ve come to know many neighbors on virtually every street in our local ANC neighborhood (yes, I go on walks with my kids as well as my dog). As we have seen the growth of the many embassies of Van Ness Street, the expansion of Hearst, the upcoming expansion of Sidwell, the additions at UDC, the upcoming improvements to Hearst Park, we have also seen challenges to maintaining a thriving community while also addressing a variety of safety and quality of life concerns. I am hopeful that a full opportunity to express perspectives continues to grow within the ANC, and personally I’d like to help build consensus around what a sustainable community looks like.
A nod to Adam Tope (the prior ANC rep) who did a tremendous job creating the ANC 3F website and promoting meetings and other information on area Listservs, as well as serving our community. I’d also like to make sure the ANC uses the Listservs to make additional community information available.
I hope to learn more about your perspectives and visions at several upcoming “meet and greet” events before the special ANC 3F01 election on Tuesday, April 5th, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hearst Elementary library. I can be reached at email@example.com.