Naomi Mitchell – longtime community liaison for Councilmembers Charles Allen and Tommy Wells is retiring at the end of June. Last Monday night, at ANC6D’s virtual June meeting, commissioners were effusive in praise for Mitchell’s work in their community. Commissioner Andy Litsky was eloquent: “How do you say thanks? I’ve been on the ANC a long time. Naomi has served Ward Six for almost 16 years. I was astounded when I heard of her retirement. Naomi Mitchell has been to me and all present and past commissioners a political resource – the go-to person when we needed something done immediately. Someone we all go to when it hits the fan in a real bad way. Her contribution has been incalculable. She has been by far the most important official working with the ANC and Southeast. It will be rough not having you around – thank you.” After tributes from other commissioners, Mitchell said she was “truly humbled. I never thought I’d be able to give what you say I’ve done. It’s emotional for me to leave – it’s been so much a part of my life. At some point you have to say it’s time to go home, and so I will. Keep on doing what you’re doing and I’m so grateful you would have those thoughts.” She pledged to still be around – a presence in the community. She is a resident of Capitol Hill in ANC6B. Mitchell will be succeeded as community liaison by staffer Kimberly Kennedy.
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ANC6A Transportation and Public Space Committee holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.
School Parking Zone (SPZ) Program Applications for Maury Elementary School and School-Within-School @ Goding. Haley Peckett, Associate Director, Curbside Management Division, DDOT along with school officials.
Updates on completed Traffic Safety Investigations, pending work orders, and new DDOT guidance on vertical traffic calming. DDOT Ward 6 Community Liaison Abraham Diallo.
“Punch list” for Maryland Avenue Project. Additional requests to DDOT post project completion.
Della Barba Pizza: Plans for outdoor seating, trash management, and other issues of interest to the public.
Friday, June 24
Chess in the Park at Eastern Market Metro Plaza from 1 to 4pm, sponsored by the U.S. Chess Center.
Friday Night Live Jazz at Eastern Market Metro Plaza, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, weather permitting. (Info on the featured artist was not available at press time.)
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Loved the piece on Naomi! She is and always will be fabulous.