Jayaraman Elected Chair of ANC6B
by Larry Janezich
As the first order of business at its initial meeting at Hill Center last night, ANC6B elected officers for 2017.
Chander Jayaraman, 6B08, was elected chair by acclamation, succeeding Kirsten Oldenburg who served as Chair in 2015 and 2016. The ANC’s bylaws provide that officers shall be elected each year in January, and serve for one year or until their successors are elected. Only the office of Chair has a term limit – “No member may serve as the Chair of the Commission for more than two consecutive one-year terms.”
In addition, Commissioner Diane Hoskins, 6802 was elected Vice Chair by a vote of 6 – 3; Commissioner Daniel Ridge 6B09 was elected Secretary by acclamation, Commissioner Nick Burger 6B06 was elected Treasurer by acclamation; as was Commissioner Jim Loots 6B03, to the office of Parliamentarian.
The only new face on the Commission was Commissioner Aimee Grace, 6B07. She succeeds Daniel Chao, who did not seek re-election.
Chairs of Committees and Task Forces are elected by the Commission at the regular meeting of the ANC in February. It is likely that Commissioners Nick Burger will continue as Chair of the Planning and Zoning Committee and Oldenburg as Chair of the Transportation Committee. Since Jayaraman is now ANC6B Chair, a new commissioner will succeed him as Chair of the ABC Committee, but no word yet on who is interested in taking on that job – or whether Commissioners Hoskins and Samolyk will continue as co-Chairs of the Outreach and Constituent Services Task Force. Given her commitment to Hill East, it’s a pretty safe bet Commissioner will continue as Chair of the Hill East Task Force, but no official word on that. In a related note, the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development announced last night the first community meeting on the request for proposal (RFP) process for the future development of the Hill East Boys and Girls Club. The meeting will occur on Saturday, January 28, at 10 am at Friendship Chamberlain elementary School, 1345 Potomac Avenue, SE.