Shepherd Park Citizens Association: Nov. 15, 2017

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Upper Georgia Avenue has a cleaner face! Thanks to advisory neighborhood commissioner Stacey Lincoln and 17 volunteers, five large garbage bags with over 150 pounds of trash were collected on Saturday, Nov. 3. It is hoped that apartment dwellers along that strip will feel welcome to help in the campaign to beautify upper Georgia Avenue. Department of Public Works leaf collection crews came to the neighborhood last week, and for the most part homeowners were pleased with the first run. Suggestions for improvement should go to dpw.dc.gov.

The McDonald’s on Georgia Avenue, above Geranium Street NW, has become a place to meet D.C. government officials in a more casual setting. Both Mayor Muriel Bowser and ANC 4A02 representative Stacey Lincoln spent part of the Veterans Day holiday meeting and greeting Shepherd Park residents there while sharing concerns, possible solutions, and information about events and activities.

The East Rock Creek Village recently elected a new board president. David Mackoff, who lives in Brightwood, broadens the leadership of the aging-in-place organization. He strongly supports the group’s “neighbors helping neighbors” mission, its collaboration with other village groups across the city and its planning for the growth of Ward 4’s senior population as the Walter Reed redevelopment occurs.

The East Rock Creek Village also has four new board members, all of whom have lived in Shepherd Park for 10 to 25 years. Each brings special skills and interests to broaden the outreach of the village to make aging in place a richer and more feasible opportunity. They are Krayna Feinberg, Linda C. Glass, Pati Griffith and Vanessa Sampson-Stroman.

— June Confer