It’s an elected position that launched the political careers of Mayor Bowser and some DC Council members. But you don’t have to have such lofty ambitions to serve on your Advisory Neighborhood Commission.
ANCs are nonpartisan, all-volunteer and the seats are up for grabs every two years on Election Day. If you are thinking of throwing your hat in the ring, you have a week to file the paperwork to appear on the November 3 ballot. The DC Board of Elections is collecting the nominating petitions through Wednesday, August 5th. You can see who has already picked up and submitted their petitions on the BOE website.
Why run? You can make a real difference in the day-to-day and long-term quality of life issues in your neighborhood. Current ANC 3F commissioners are working with the Van Ness homeless and advising DDOT on the Connecticut Avenue reversible lane and bike lane study.
How does one run? We spell it out for you here and point you to resources you’ll need to do it.
Need to know more about what it’s like? Three former ANC 3F commissioners took the time to answer our questions about the role.