A word version of the agenda is available here.

How to Participate in Our Virtual Meeting

  • ***Please note that we are starting our July meeting at 7:30 pm instead of 7:00 pm to accommodate a guest speaker***
  • There are two ways to join the meeting:
    • Or call in by phone at +1 984-212-6781 and enter this PIN: 753596389#


ECA business — 7:30-7:45 pm

  • Updates on advocacy (Conor Shaw)
    • Funding for ECA priorities (violence intervention and Dave Thomas Circle) appears to be intact
    • Readout from July 9 meeting with DDOT and other community partners about improving safety on North Capitol Street
  • ANC elections are happening again in November (including ANC single member district 5E03 and 5E04 in Eckington) (Conor Shaw)
    • Deadline to appear on the November 2020 ballot is August 5, 2020.
    • Information about how to run for ANC is available here, and additional information is available at DC’s Board of Elections website.
  • Updates on green spaces (Conor Shaw)
    • Tanner Park is now open. Please join or contribute to Eckington Parks & Arts, which is assuming responsibility for upkeep of the dog park
    • Construction is starting soon on a “food forest” at Langley Elementary/Harry Thomas Rec. Center
    • Effort to reallocate JBG community benefits is on hold while developer tries once more to use funds for original purpose (community garden in ANC 5E03)

Updates from community leaders — 7:45-8:00 pm

A conversation with Ed Lazere, Candidate for D.C. Council At-Large — 8:00 pm

  • Ed Lazere, a candidate for the D.C. Council At-Large, requested the opportunity to speak with the civic association. We expect him to share a little bit about himself and his priorities, and then take questions from members of the civic association and Eckington residents.  

Upcoming Meetings & Events                                                         

  • Wednesday, July 15, 7pm: Eckington Parks & Arts meeting
  • Thursday, July 16: Greater Greater Washington training on running for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners. Register here.
  • Saturday, July 18: ECA and EP&A neighborhood cleanup
  • Saturday August 1: ECA and EP&A neighborhood cleanup
  • September 14, 2020: Next ECA Meeting (We will not meet in August, as has been our custom)