ANC6B Elects New Officers
by Larry Janezich
At the ANC6B meeting tonight in Hill Center, the Commission elected a new slate of officers for the coming year. A potential challenge for the chair did not materialize, leaving Hill East’s Brian Flahaven elected Chair without opposition. In like fashion, Ivan Frishberg was elected Vice-Chair for the third successive year, newcomer Philip Peisch was elected Secretary, former Secretary Brian Pate was elected Treasurer, and another newcomer, Nicole Opkins - also of Hill East – became Parliamentarian.
Flahaven has not counted out a run for city council if Councilmember Wells runs for Mayor. He was credited by the community for his efforts during his first term to keep most of Hill East in Ward Six during the redistricting.
Later, the ANC voted to endorse the location of a Medstar Urgent Care and Primary Care Practice across from Eastern Market at 228 7th Street, SE.
The Commission also heard a presentation from a CSX representative regarding the opening of a CSX Community Outreach office located at 861 New Jersey Avenue, SE. The office has been constructed and will be in operation at least by the time construction on the tunnel replacement project begins, likely by the end of the year. The office will be staffed by an office manager and assistant, as well as serving as the headquarters for a contingent of CSX Police which will provide security for the project while under construction. CSX has its own police force of 200 officers which serve in localities across the nation. The company anticipates assigning three officers to the tunnel project on Capitol Hill. The company has already liaisoned with local police and the Department of Homeland Security.