September 12, 2022 | 7:00PM-8:30PM 

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Agenda Items

Guest presentations (7:00 – 7:15)

  • BellRinger is seeking someone to help form an Eckington team for their inaugural 2022 fundraising bike ride (Kate Colgan) 

ECA business — 7:15-8:00 pm

  • Vote on draft ECA letter to DC’s Office of Planning re: the New York Avenue study
  • Vote on letter of support for Langley Elementary PTO riversmart grant application for “an ADA accessible paver path through the garden, raised beds, increasing the number of garden beds, expanding outdoor classroom capacity, expanding the herb garden, adding butterfly, pollinator, and rain gardens in the terraced area by the stairs, planting more shade trees in the playground area, and creating a sensory garden in the courtyard.”
  • ECA Elections in November. ECA elections in November are going to be an important opportunity to bring fresh energy to the association. We are particularly interested in recruiting candidates who will help ensure that the ECA’s leadership is representative of the community. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Conor if you’re interested in running for office this fall. Current candidates for office:
    • President: Jason Gerson
    • Vice President (up to 4 VPs may serve at once): Brandt Witt, Ben Colbert, 
    • Treasurer: Daniel Agold
    • Communications Director: 
  • ANC elections in November
    • There are now four different single member districts that are either wholly or partially in Eckington
    • Candidates have been invited to participate in Eckington Day
    • We are exploring the idea of a candidate forum that would likely need to be a standalone meeting due to the number of races
  • Eckington Day Updates:
  • Short updates:
    • Art in the right of way grant projects to occur this fall
    • Pedestrian access to Union Market via Florida Avenue NE during construction
    • RPP coming to 3rd Street NE between S St. and Seaton Place
    • News expected on Rhode Island Avenue developments this fall, including a construction timeline for the Jair Lynch project and a proposed disposition of the DC-owned lot at 5th and Rhode Island Avenue. 

Updates from the offices of elected representatives and community members — 8:00 – 8:30 pm