Highlights from our February 8 meeting are posted here. At the meeting, we shared results from our recent survey, and discussed a number of updates from the ECA, partner organizations, and representatives from Mayor Bowser’s and Councilman McDuffie’s offices. There are several opportunities for residents to help:

  • Please join the ECA or renew your membership for 2021 and consider a one-time or recurring donation to the ECA! Visit the Eckington Civic Association website and click “Register.” Resident membership – the kind of membership that applies to individuals living in Eckington – is free, but you are welcome to donate to support our efforts if you wish.
  • The ECA is seeking a Certified Public Accountant to provide approx. 5-10 pro bono hours annually to advise the ECA (e.g., for IRS filings). If you – or an accountant you know – are willing to consider providing this service, please contact ECA Treasurer Neil Shah at imneilshah@gmail.com.
  • The ECA is planning a Public Safety Strategy Forum to develop a strategy for reducing violence in the neighborhood—a top priority we identified in our recent resident survey. If you are a concerned resident and willing to spend a little time brainstorming concerns and solutions with us, please sign up here. We’ll collect interest into early March and will aim to confirm a date in mid-March.
  • We are also exploring how the ECA might distribute periodic written updates to neighbors who don’t have regular internet access. Volunteer to join and/or lead committee to get this started by signing up here.
  • There are several near-term opportunities to participate in DC’s FY 2022 budget planning:
    • Complete Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie’s Budget Advocacy Survey HERE
      Suggested asks: Eckington/Edgewood DCPL Library; DDOT concept study for North Capitol Street redesign; improvements to Harry Thomas Recreation Center; continued funding of violence interruption program in/near Eckington
    • Ward 5 for All petition for an Edgewood/Eckington Library: fill it out HERE

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 8, from 7-8:30. We hope you can join us!