GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A (ANC 8A)
Monthly Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 7PM
Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Housing Resource Center
1800 Martin Luther King, Jr Ave. SE (Corner of MLK and Good Hope Road) Washington, DC 20020
The March meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A was called to order at 7:05 PM
Commissioners Thompson, Baker, Agyei, Prestwood, Jones and Clark were present at the time of role call. Cm.
Clark left at 8:40 following the Reunion Square vote.
The February 2020 meeting minutes were adopted as presented to the commission. Motion to approve was
moved by Cm. Clark and seconded Cm. Agyei. Motion passed unanimously.
The March meeting agenda was approved unanimously with changes.
Public Safety Update
Sgt. Marbell reported on crime statistics for PSA 607 indicating a slight decrease in violent crime and increase
in property crime. Sgt Willo reported on PSA 701 indicating an increase in violent and property crime. Officers
Robinson and Bennett representatives from 7D’s New Property Crime Unit introduce themselves to the
commission and the community. There are currently 15 members in the unit stationed in 7D. They can be
contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commissioners “Call to Action” and Announcements
ANC 8A is hiring a part time Administrator to assist the work of the commission. To apply please visit
ANC 8A will be proposing updates to their By Laws at the next public meeting.
SPEAKER: Tara Morrison, Superintendent, US National Parks Service -National Capital Parks-East
The Anacostia Park Management Plan was completed in 2017.
USPS is working to revitalise the section of park land between Pennsylvania Ave SE and the Frederick Douglass
Bridge. They are also looking to partner with the community to advance the work needed to be done inside
Anacostia Park. To get involved visit NPS.GOV/NACE At the Douglass National Historic Site there a lots of great
events throughout the year. Mre information is available at https://www.nps.gov/frdo/index.htm
Cm. Agyei will be working with Superintendan Morrison on behalf of the Commission to address issues of illegal
dumping in 8A. Residents can call the US Park Police to report concerns about illegal dumping at 202-610-7500
8A01: Holly Muhammad | 8A02: Barbara Clark | 8A03: Brian Thompson|8A04: Troy Donté Prestwood – Chair
8A05: Dorcas Agyei – Vice Chair | 8A06: Ty’on Jones – Treasurer |8A07: Hanna Baker – Secretary