Commissioner-Elect, ANC 8E06
A New Voice For Washington Highlands
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Brittany is a storyteller, strategist, and community advocate who is passionate about giving back. She is currently the Vice President of the Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals (Thursday Network) and is a successful marketing and communications professional. Through Thursday Network and beyond, Brittany has been actively involved in several programs (listed below) and is excited to bring her passion and experience to Commission 8E.
Community & Family Support: Current member of the Community Advisory Council with A Wider Circle focused on bringing to a Family Success Center to Washington Highlands as part of the mayor's Family First DC initiative.
Youth Mentorship: As a 2020 Empower Academy program mentor, worked with a class of 20+ middle school students across Ward 8 (in partnership with the Washington Nationals Baseball Academy) to provide instruction on personal development, college readiness, career exploration and healthy living.
Food & Hygiene Support: Through Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Service, Feed the Hood, Goodie Girl Bags, and other service projects, helped assemble and deliver more than 4,400 food and care packages to shelters around the District, including 801 East Men's Shelter in Ward 8.
STEAM Education for Students: Through multiple National Urban League National Days of Service and other service initiatives, brought more STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) exposure and education to area students through demos and presentations from scientists, software engineers, designers, and more
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ABOUT ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONERS
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8E represents the Congress Heights, Valley Green and Washington Highlands neighborhoods. The Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) consider a wide range of policies and programs affecting their neighborhoods, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection and the District's annual budget. District law says that agencies cannot take any action that will significantly affect a neighborhood unless they give the affected ANCs 30 days advance notice.
In each of these areas, the intent of the ANC is to ensure input from an advisory board that is made up of the residents of the neighborhoods who are directly affected by government action. The ANCs are the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in a neighborhood. The ANCs present their positions and recommendations on issues to various District government agencies, the Executive Branch and the DC Council. They also present testimony to independent agencies, boards and commissions, usually under rules of procedure specific to those entities. By law, the ANCs may also present their positions to federal agencies.