Highlights/next steps from the ECA’s January 11th meeting are posted here.

We discussed and approved changes to the bylaws disambiguating types of membership (resident individuals, resident organizations, and non-resident individuals) and to allow the Executive Committee to annually replace member dues with a suggested donation.

We announced a survey of Eckington residents on 2021 priorities for the ECA and our neighborhood. The survey is now open for input through January 28. Please share your thoughts and encourage your neighbors to do the same!

We also discussed a call for long-term improvements to North Capitol Street, and possible designs for neighborhood banners on Eckington Place and Harry Thomas Way. Officers discussed their priorities for the year and outlined how members can share input or volunteer. Silas Grant from Councilman McDuffie’s office provided updates on technical resources available for small businesses and entrepreneurs; grants for qualifying non-profit organizations; and considerations for a library in Eckington or Edgewood. Nokomis Hunter from Mayor Bowser’s office provided updates on the COVID situation, vaccinations for residents over the age of 65, public safety information relating to the Presidential inauguration, and more. More details in the meeting minutes.

Our next meeting is scheduled for February 8th. We’ll post the agenda and link to join on our blog, listserv, and Nextdoor before the meeting.