At-Large Candidate Forum Scheduled for Monday, March 14th
The Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force (GACDTF) will host a Candidate’s Forum on Monday, March 14, 2011, from 7-9 p.m. at the Bruce Monroe @ Park View Elementary School auditorium, located at 3560 Warder Street, NW. All candidates running in the April 26 special election for the at-large seat on the D.C. Council have been invited to attend.
The GACDTF’s mission is to advocate the voice of the community in order to enhance the quality of life along the Georgia Avenue corridor. Currently, several major projects are underway on Georgia Avenue and community input towards the revitalization plan will help to ensure that the community’s needs are met. Georgia Avenue’s long-term revitalization efforts include improving upon community needs, economic stability, and environmental stewardship.
The Task Force is also working in collaboration with the Columbia Heights Shaw Family Support Collaborative, ANC 1A, ANC 1B, the Pleasant Plains Civic Association, the Park View/United Neighborhood Coalition, the Emergence Community Arts Collective, the Howard University GADGET Center, and other organizations to make lower Georgia Avenue a better place to live, shop and work.
The following candidates for the at-large Council seat have committed:
- Sekou Biddle (tentative)
- Dorothy Douglas
- Josh Lopez
- Patrick Mara
- Alan Page
- Bryan Weaver