Kelly Waud Sworn In Today as Commissioner for ANC6B07
by Larry Janezich
Kelly Waud was sworn in by Councilmember Charles Allen as Commissioner to fill the ANC6B07 seat for the unexpired term of Commissioner Aimee Grace who resigned earlier this year. The term will run until January, meaning the seat – along with all other ANC seats – will be up for election this November. Waub was the only candidate to emerge during the special election following Grace’s resignation.
Capitol Hill Corner asked Waud what her goals are for the balance of her term. Waud said, “I’d like to build on the progress Aimee Grace made in redeveloping the pocket parks on Potomac Avenue. We have completed designs that reflect the goals of the neighborhood and will need to identify additional funding to complete the approved design.”
Waud has been an active resident member of ANC6B’s Transportation Committee concerned with the proposed continuing development of the Southwest Boulevard. 6B07 is a diverse single member district, including the commercial strip on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue, Harris Teeter, the Potomac Avenue pocket parks, Potomac Gardens, and Hopkins Apartments. The district borders the major CAS Riegler mixed use retail/150 – 180 apartments at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, currently under construction, and is seeing other new residential construction as evidenced by plans for a multi- residential building in the in 1300 Block of K Street, SE.