Citizens Association of Georgetown: June 13, 2018

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On May 22, the Citizens Association of Georgetown held its annual meeting, hosted by Dumbarton House and catered by Stachowski’s on 28th Street.

Even on a rainy night, the house was full of friends and neighbors. It was an opportunity to recognize the individuals who play important roles in giving Georgetown its vibrancy and a sense of community. We were especially pleased to hear from Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

As I was preparing some remarks, I uncovered the following numbers: The Citizens Association of Georgetown has over 1,400 members; 13 residents make up its board of directors; 11 committee chairs oversee our many programs; more than 100 committee members work to add value to the community; well over 2,000 trees have been planted by CAG/Trees for Georgetown since 1989; and close to 80 public safety block captains keep us informed about our neighborhood.

As president I am pleased to report the officers with whom I will be serving with this year are: Cheryl Gray, vice president; Tara Sakraida Parker, secretary; and Jerry Libin, treasurer. Board members elected are Florence Auld, Jennie Buehler, Jennifer Romm and John Rentzepis. Appointed board members are Hazel Denton, Karen Cruse, Elsa Santoyo and Topher Mathews. Richard deC. Hinds will continue to serve as general counsel. I thank everyone who is part of this organization, and I encourage those who aren’t to consider how they might like to be involved.

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I look forward to writing this column for The Current in the months ahead and hope to highlight what makes Georgetown such a great place to live in.

— Pam Moore