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 in November 2022.
For information about the grant application process, visit the Other Documents page.
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 Zoom.
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.
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
Left to right, top to bottom: Amber Gove (6A04), Chair; Keya Chatterjee (6A01), Vice Chair; Laura Gentile (6A05), Secretary; Brian Alcorn (6A08), Treasurer; Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (6A07), Mike Soderman (6A03), Phil Toomajian (6A02), Robb Dooling (6A06)