June 6, 2019
Dear Members and Friends,
For those of you who missed the April meeting, you missed a great opportunity to interact with Andrew Trueblood, Director Office of Planning. Director Trueblood answered questions on the amendments to the Comp Plan and his plan on rolling out them out for public comment.
On June 4, the Federation hosted our first member association president’s reception. The event was held at the Arts Club of DC. The purpose of the reception was to connect our member associations. Many presidents had never had the opportunity to meet and interact with other community organizations like theirs. It was a great success. Our Board members and the presidents talked, laughed and enjoyed the food and setting. Several connections were made, and information exchanged. Replacing the word citizens in our name with community and occasionally holding joint meetings with a member association on a citywide issue were two of the topics we discussed.
The Federation does not fund raise and we rely on dues payments to fund our activities. So please if you have not already paid your 2019 dues, please pay them now.
I’m sure none of you has ever gotten a traffic ticket. However, you may know someone who has received one and they may want to attend our June 25, 2019 general meeting. Our guest will be Tony Dugger, Adjudication Ombudsman, Department of Motor Vehicles. Mr. Dugger will be able to answer questions on speed cameras, parking issues and other subjects. Our meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held at 441 4th Street NW from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM. This will be our last meeting until September.
As always, we are open to suggestions on topics for future meetings and questions or comments about the federation. We ask that you spread this widely and we encourage everyone to visit our website, dccitizensfederation.org.