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A Message to the Residents of Edgewood


Neighbors, 

I write today to let you know that I will not seek re-election as the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC 5E01 this fall. It has been a privilege and a pleasure serving you, the Edgewood neighborhood, and DC as a whole over the past 18 months, and I look forward to finishing my term strong over the next six. Serving as ANC has been among the most meaningful and important things I’ve done, and the relationships we have built over the past two years will endure. I also want to be candid about why I am stepping down: this position, while exceptionally important and meaningful, is extremely draining and exhausting. Much of this has to do with the poor administrative, technical, and financial support DC provides its ANCs, combined with the expansive and expanding responsibilities of ANCs in a growing, changing city. This position is no longer compatible with my professional and personal obligations. ANC nominating petitions are available starting today (June 26), and due on August 5th. Details are here. Because this position is so important, I am happy to speak with anybody who may be interested in running for ANC, regardless of where you live. Thank you for your trust and support over the past two years. I look forward to the next six months as ANC, and many more as a proud resident of Edgewood. All the best, Nick

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