Office of the People’s Counsel presents advocacy award


Sandra Mattavous-Frye is the People’s Counsel. (photo courtesy of the Office of the People’s Counsel)

The Office of the People’s Counsel presented its “Lifetime Consumer Advocate Award” to James “Jim” McGrath, chairman of the DC Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition on Feb. 3.

The coalition is a nonprofit organization McGrath helped establish in 1992 to be a voice for District residents. Under his leadership, the group established tenant assistance programs and assisted in legal disputes with landlords and other entities.

People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye presented the award at the 87th annual Awards Celebration and Scholarship Luncheon, hosted by the DC Federation of Civic

Associations, Inc.

The D.C. Council declared Sept. 16, 2017 as “Jim McGrath Day” in the District.