CM Allen Swears in Ward 6 ANC Commissioners

Ward Six Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners Sworn in Today

by Larry Janezich

Ward Six Councilmember Charles Allen swore in Ward Six Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners today, in a virtual ceremony broadcast live on the DC Council cable television channel 13. Ward Six has five ANCs, 6A – 6E. 

An Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) is a non-partisan, neighborhood body made up of locally elected representatives who serve without pay.  There are 40 ANCs and each ANC is divided into Single Member Districts, each represented by a single commissioner.  There are about 2,000 residents in every ANC. 

The ANCs’ main job is to be their neighborhood’s official voice in advising the District government (and Federal agencies) on things that affect their neighborhoods. District agencies are required to give the ANC recommendations “great weight.” Moreover, District law says that agencies cannot take any action that will significantly affect a neighborhood unless they give the affected ANCs 30 days advance notice. This includes zoning, streets, recreation, education, social services, sanitation, planning, safety, budget, and health services. 

The ANCs may also initiate recommendations for improving city services, conduct neighborhood improvement programs, and monitor resident complaints.

A list of the commissioners from the four ANCs comprising or abutting Capitol Hill follows.  The eight commissioners designated with an asterisk are newly elected – the rest are incumbents.  At the bottom of the list is a link to a Hill Rag article by Liz O’Gorek with profiles of the newly elected commissioners. 

ANC6A by Single Member District (SMD)

  • 01 Keya Chatterjee*
  • 02 Phil Toomajian
  • 03 Michael Soderman
  • 04 Amber Gove
  • 05 Laura Gentile*
  • 06 Robb Dooling*
  • 07 Sondra Phillips-Gilbert
  • 08 Brian Alcorn


  • 01 Jennifer Samolyk
  • 02 Gerald Sroufe
  • 03 Brian Ready
  • 04 Kirsten Oldenburg
  • 05 Steve Holtzman
  • 06 Corey Holman
  • 07 Edward Ryder*
  • 08 Peter Wright*
  • 09 Alison Horn*
  • 10 Denise Krepp


  • 01 Christine Healey
  • 02 Karen Wirt
  • 03 Jay Adelstein
  • 04 Mark Eckenweiler
  • 05 Joel Kelty
  • 06 Drew Courtney


  • 01 Andrew Bossi*
  • 02 Jared Weiss*
  • 03 Ronald Collins
  • 04 Andy Litsky
  • 05 Fredrica Kramer
  • 06 Rhonda Hamilton
  • 07 Edward Daniels

For profiles on the newly elected commissioners, see the Hill Rag article here:

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