The Advisory Neighborhood Commissions consider a wide range of policies and programs affecting their neighborhoods, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District’s annual budget.
In each of these areas, the intent of the ANC legislation is to ensure input from an advisory board that is made up of the residents of the neighborhoods that are directly affected by government action. The ANCs are the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in a neighborhood. Commissioners serve as unpaid volunteers.
The ANCs present their positions and recommendations on issues to various District government agencies, the Executive Branch, and the Council. They also present testimony to independent agencies, boards and commissions, usually under rules of procedure specific to those entities. By law, the ANCs may also present their positions to Federal agencies.
Grants: Special rules for the awarding of grants apply during the COVID-19 Health Emergency. ANCs may approve grants to an organization providing humanitarian relief, including food or supplies, during the public health emergency, or otherwise assisting in the response to the public health emergency anywhere in the District of Columbia, even if those services are duplicative of services also performed by the District government in its place. These special grant rules are scheduled to expire on January 7, 2022.
For information about the grant application process, visit the Other Documents page.
Draft Revision of ANC 6A Bylaws – Community Input Requested
ANC 6A is revising its bylaws to make updates to reflect the Commission’s operations, mission, and procedures.
The current bylaws, adopted in 2013, includes the laws and regulations that govern ANC 6A activities.
Over the past several months, an ad hoc committee of ANC 6A residents and Commissioners has worked collaboratively to develop a draft revision.
Please join ANC 6A Commissioners at the Community Outreach Committee Meeting on November 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm to review and discuss the draft document.
ANC 6A Virtual Meeting Information
Due to the ongoing Health Emergency in the District, ANC 6A’s commission and committee meetings will be conducted over WebEx.
Please note that community members joining meetings will be automatically placed in “Attendee” mode and will remain muted throughout the meeting. Community members should use the Q&A window to type questions or request to verbally relay their questions to Presenters or Commissioners. At their discretion, the Chair will recognize individual community members to speak at which time individual’s lines will be temporarily unmuted. Individuals who need to make presentations regarding particular agenda items should coordinate logistics with the appropriate commissioner or committee chair, especially if any materials need to be shared with commissioners during the meeting.
On a Desktop or Laptop Computer:
- Click the “Attendee Link” for the meeting you want to join (listed below for each meeting). The Meeting Information page will appear.
- Under “Join Event Now”, enter your name, email address, and the meeting password.
- Click Join Now. If you have previously installed the WebEx extension, you will be joined to the meeting at this time.
- If you have not used WebEx before, the Cisco WebEx Meetings desktop app installer will download. Double-click the executable (.exe) file to join your meeting.
- Accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
- You will be joined to the meeting.
If you would like to test your system before the meeting (and pre-install the WebEx browser extension) visit: https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html
On a Tablet (iPad, etc.):
When using a tablet, it may be easier to pre-install the Cisco WebEx Meetings app before the meeting. When you want to join the meeting.
- Open the WebEx app.
- Press “Join Meeting.”
- Enter the event number. (Information for each meeting can be found under the meeting listing on the Community Calendar page.)
- Enter your name and email.
- Enter the event password.
- Join the meeting.
Call 202-860-2110 .
When prompted to enter the access code, use the “Event Number” for the meeting you wish to join.
Please note that Community members joining by phone will remain in Listen Only mode throughout the call and will not have the ability to speak at any point.
Reminder: Check the Community Calendar for cancellations
Public Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m.
at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th Street NE.
ANC 6A Commissioners
Front Row: Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (6A07), Ruth Ann Hudson (6A05), Stephanie Zimny, (6A06), Marie-Claire Brown ( 6A01), Amber Gove (6A04), Chair
Back Row: Brian Alcorn, Treasurer (608), Mike Soderman, Secretary (6A03), Phil Toomajian, Vice-Chair (6A02)