Advisory Neighborhood commissioners

An Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) is a non-partisan, neighborhood body made up of locally elected representatives called Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners. The Commissioners, serve two-year terms without pay, and are elected at DC Elections in November in even-numbered years.

Eckington is part of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5E, which also includes Truxton Circle, Bloomingdale, Edgewood, and Brookland. ANC5E meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Friendship-Armstrong PCS in Truxton Circle.

Eckington elects two ANC Commissioners: ANC 5E03 and ANC 5E04. They should be your first point of contact for all zoning and permitting issues:

Cortney Segmen, Commissioner for ANC 5E03 (East Eckington)
Phone: 410-705-4203

Sylvia Pinkney, Commissioner for ANC 5E04 (West Eckington)
Phone: 202-269-4180

Don’t know which ANC you live in? Check out ANC Finder and enter your address!

Mayor Muriel Bowser

The Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS) is our first point of contact for significant issues involving city policy. If you have an issue with city services but don’t know who to contact, MOCRS can help make sure your request gets to the right office.

Please contact Dominique Chestnut, Ward 5 Liaison
Phone: (202) 535-1937
Cell: (202) 394-4399

Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie

Eckington is in Ward 5. Council Member McDuffie is our first point of contact on the D.C. Council for issues affecting Eckington. If you have a concern about existing law or legislation, please contact CM McDuffie’s office. If you are having trouble getting a city agency to address an issue, CM McDuffie’s office may be able to assist.

Please contact: Silas Grant, Constituent Analyst at or (202) 727-8274; Kelley Cislo, Constituent Services Director at or (202) 724-8172.

You can also contact Council Member McDuffie’s office:
Phone: (202) 724-8028